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AIJAC congratulates Albanese on Labor leadership

May 28, 2019 | AIJAC staff

New Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese.
New Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese.

Media Release

 

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) extends its congratulations to Anthony Albanese on his appointment as leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Mr Albanese, together with his deputy leader-elect Richard Marles, will have an important role to play in maintaining a cohesive and united ALP and ensuring continuity of support for causes that have been of fundamental importance to generations of Labor leaders.

These causes include the ALP’s ongoing support for a safe and secure Jewish state of Israel, and support for aspirations for a future state for the Palestinian people at peace alongside Israel.

“Historically, Israel remains an important partner with Australia, as both countries continue to build their people-to-people, trade and cultural links,” Dr Colin Rubenstein, AIJAC executive director, said.

“AIJAC trusts Mr Albanese’s stated support for Palestinian aspirations for statehood will continue in the context of ongoing, strong Australia-Israel ties and friendship.”

“There are good reasons to be hopeful that Labor’s new leadership team will continue to uphold its long-standing principles, including a balanced view of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”

AIJAC also expresses deep gratitude for Bill Shorten’s six years of leadership.

“During his six years as Labor leader, Mr Shorten was a close friend and supporter of the Australian Jewish community and never wavered in his recognition of the deep ties shared between Australia and Israel,” Dr Rubenstein said. “We wish him the very best in the next chapter of his political career.”

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