UN Security Council Resolution 1701 – 2006

August 11, 2006

In the midst of a military confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah militia forces in Lebanon in July-August 2006 which brought about hundreds of deaths and injuries on both sides, the extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and massive internal displacement triggered by the 12 July abduction of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, the requirements for a ceasefire agreement were discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council. After lengthy discussion, a final draft for a Security Council resolution was adopted on August 11, 2006.

Australia’s Israel Question: A matter for civilised debate or partisan? (2006)

August 1, 2006 | Alan Goldberg

The catalyst for this conversation was the publication of Antony Loewenstein’s “My Israel Question”. But what is that question? Loewenstein calls it “a plea for mutual respect and understanding”. Yet his text does not consider mutuality in any way. He says his central concern is “a sustainable future for Israel and the Palestinians”.

Community Solidarity Briefing, Melbourne – 2006

July 30, 2006

Ladies & Gentlemen, I begin with condolences to the families of the victims, both Israel Defence Force and citizens of Israel, as well as to the families of innocents in Lebanon and Gaza

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement – 1995

July 12, 2006

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip – September 28, 1995

Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government - 1993

Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government – 1993

July 12, 2006

The Government of the State of Israel and the P.L.O. team (in the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation to the Middle East Peace Conference) (the “Palestinian Delegation”), representing the Palestinian people, agree that it is time to put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict, recognize their mutual legitimate and political rights

UN Security Council Resolution 425 – 1978

July 12, 2006

Following the March 11, 1978 terrorist attack against two Israeli buses near Tel-Aviv, killing 37 Israelis and injuring 76, the IDF entered southern Lebanon in order to clearout PLO terrorist bases and staging areas south of the Litani River.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 338 – 1973

July 12, 2006

In the later stages of the Yom Kippur War â?? after Israel repulsed the Syrian attack on the Golan Heights and established a bridgehead on the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal â?? international efforts to stop the fighting were intensified.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 – 1967

July 12, 2006

Following the June 1967, Six-Day War, the situation in the Middle East was discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council.

Israel in the Australian Media

July 12, 2005 | Tzvi Fleischer

The Australian media focuses disproportionately on Israel and particularly on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The bias in this coverage derives partly from trends imported from international sources, especially certain “narrative frames.”

Sharon-Bush Exchange of Letters – 2004

June 8, 2004

Israel is committed to the peace process, and aspires to reach a mutual agreement on the basis of two states for two peoples, the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people, as part of the realisation of President [George W.] Bush’s vision.

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