October 11, 2018, 12:01 am
MARISE Payne is the new Foreign Minister of Australia; she will be an even blander version of Julie Bishop. Her first speech to the United Nations was an extremely cautious restatement of the Coalition's foreign policy in her first international platform. As The Australian newspaper editorialised, she lost an opportunity to give real meaning "to Australia's stance on global issues".
July 5, 2018, 12:01 am
THE Jewish community has cautiously welcomed a landmark announcement by the Australian government ending direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the World Bank, amid growing concerns that Australia's tax dollars may be helping to fund terrorism.
By Peter Kohn
June 22, 2018, 12:01 am
THE United Nations General Assembly has "disgraced itself by siding with terrorists" after it passed a one-sided resolution last week condemning Israel for defending its Gaza border, Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Anton Block said.
June 7, 2018, 12:01 am
AN Israeli authority on Palestinian textbooks has urged Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to follow her new stance on Palestinian "martyr" payments with a tough line on Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks.
May 17, 2018, 12:01 am
THE deadliest day of violence on the Gaza border since Operation Protective Edge in 2014 saw 58 Palestinians reportedly killed on Monday while trying to infiltrate into Israel, around half of them known terrorists, according to the Israel Defence Forces.
May 10, 2018, 12:01 am
AS global leaders reacted to Donald Trump's announcement in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Australian time, that he was pulling the United States out of the "decaying and rotten" Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, a deal that was "defective at its core", Israel, which welcomed the news, prepared for repercussions across its northern border.
December 8, 2017, 12:00 am
ISRAEL is "a beacon of democracy in a very troubled neighbourhood", Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) partition resolution which led to the establishment of the country.
By Joshua Levi