PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison’s decision to review whether Australia should continue to support the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), should be welcomed.
Meanwhile, most Arab states are more likely to welcome PM Morrison's review of our outdated support for the flawed Iran nuclear deal and efforts to confront Iranian aggression more broadly than be angry about a possible Jerusalem embassy move.
Recognising the reality that Israel has had its capital in west Jerusalem since 1950, as the US, Russia, and several other countries have done, in no way precludes a future Palestinian capital in the city’s eastern half.
The prime minister’s announcement that Australia will consider moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and also review our stance on the Iran nuclear deal is prudent, wise and in our national interest.
ALLEGATIONS of anti-Semitism have been prominent in international news lately, with Jeremy Corbyn’s British Labour Party in crisis, accused even by some of his own MPs of tolerating or even practising anti-Semitism.
The Trump Administration announced last month it would cease funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and divert US humanitarian aid through other channels. Australia and other donor countries interested in encouraging a genuine two-state resolution should seriously consider following suit.
There have been important considerations missing from much discussion of the Trump Administration’s recent moves regarding Israel and the Palestinians.
Your article “Mail to shame a snail” (21 August), states that Israel held up mail to the West Bank for 8 years, but lacks the context to explain why. Like just about everything to do with Israeli dealing with the Palestinians, it’s more complex than it seems.
Australia needs a clear and consistent position – which should be based on Australia’s national interest in robustly addressing the threat posed by a belligerent, expansionist and irresponsible Iran.
AIJAC policy analyst Naomi Levin was interviewed for a report on Radio 2SER about Israel's controversial new Nation-State law.