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New Zealand’s UN voting record on Israel has been highly problematic in recent years. Over the course of his term, former foreign minister Murray McCully consistently refused to condemn Palestinian terrorism.
Despite agreement on the need for action, the paths being pursued by the two major political parties are quite different... While the Prime Minister's declarations have not yet achieved bipartisan support, achieving that outcome remains a worthy objective.
As the debate over whether Australia should recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there entered its third month, the Fairfax papers continued with their modus operandi of giving little prominence to stories that might challenge their favoured narrative
AIJAC made a submission to the Australian Government's 2018 Soft Power Review. The submission is available in full on this website and will be published on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) strongly agrees with the principle of negotiations aimed at achieving a peaceful, secure future for Israelis and Palestinians, and on that basis is concerned at parts of the resolution adopted by the Australian Labor Party's National Conference.