Australian Jewish News Tag

19 Oct PM considering embassy move

Gareth Narunski -- Australian Jewish News -- 19 October 2018   Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denied that an announcement to look at moving Australia’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is motivated by Jewish votes in this weekend’s Wentworth by-election. Morrison announced on Tuesday that the government would...

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26 Jul Liberal friends rally for Israel

Peter Kohn -- Australian Jewish News -- 26 July 2018 MORE than 300 supporters gathered at Central Shule in Caulfield, as Victorian Liberals, including federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, relaunched Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel. In a muscular show of support, 16 state Liberal MPs...

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20 Jul liberal Friends launch

Australian Jewish News -- 20 July 2018   Federal Senator for Victoria James Paterson and Federal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson have joined forces with State MP for Caulfield David Southwick to form the Liberal Friends of Israel (LFI). The Three politicians will officially launch the group this...

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31 May Security funding boost for Melbourne Shules

Peter Kohn -- Australian Jewish News -- 1 June 2018   Funding for security upgrades at Melbourne shules, Jewish schools and organisations will receive a boost of more than $350,000 from the federal government’s Safer Communities Fund (SCF) while an announcement on the Turnbull government’s long-awaited security...

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14 Dec Australia won’t move embassy to Jerusalem

Joshua Levi -- Australian Jewish News -- 14 December 2015   Australia will not follow the lead of the United States and move its embassy to Jerusalem. Following President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will relocate its embassy from...

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25 Aug ‘A significant step’

Josh Levi -- The Australian Jewish News -- 25 August 2017   Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant. Bishop, who is responsible for Australia’s embassies and missions around the world,...

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25 Aug Liberal Friends of Israel founded

Josh Levi -- The Australian Jewish News -- 25 August, 2017   State and Federal politicians came together last Friday to establish the Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel (LFI). The unique arrangement will see State Member for Caulfield David Southwick, Federal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson and Federal...

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06 Jul BDS, Feminism and Gal Gadot

James Paterson - Australian Jewish News - 6 July 2017   Superhero movies have become a staple of Hollywood, but few have garnered as much political attention as Wonder Woman. It’s the latest target of the ugly anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The film has already...

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27 May Liberal pollies tour Bagel Belt

TWO Liberal candidates standing for local electorates in the July 2 Federal Election have been joined by rookie Victorian Senator James Paterson and Caulfield MP David Southwick for a meet-and-greet tour of the Jewish community. The federal trio, and their host Southwick, emphasised their commitment to the Jewish community's security needs. The two Liberals - Tim...

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