Anti-BDS book launched by Melbourne academics, J-Wire News Service, 14 June 2015

Over 100 people packed into popular St Kilda bookstore ‘Readings’ to attend the launch of a noteworthy book, ‘Boycotting Israel is Wrong,’ authored by Monash University academics Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth. Shadow Justice Minister and Member for Batman David Feeney officiated the launch together with emcee Michael Borowick, Assistant Secretary of the ACTU. Opposition Leader…

UK Labour’s Catastrophic Israel Stance

The UK Jewish Community has had an historically out-sized influence on many aspects of British life. Their influence has been felt in Philanthropy, Science, Medicine, the Arts, Economic life, Social Welfare and Politics. The experience of this community of around 260,000 people mirrors the experiences of many other Western Jewish communities, and nonetheless in voting…

Israel’s Labor Party Sends Letter Of Thanks

On the 20th of April 2015, Secretary General MK Hilik Bar and Chairperson of Israel’s Labor Party MK Isaac Herzog sent the following letter the the members of the AILD delegation during the election. You can download  and see the letter in full by clicking Thank You to Australian Delegation

AILD BACKGROUNDER: The 2015 Israel Election

It certainly surprised many in Israel and the global commentariat that current Israeli Prime Minister and leader of the right-wing Likud party, Bibi Netenyahu, won the recent Israeli Election, and with the 6-seat margin over the Labor-dominated Opposition Zionist Camp unity group. The significance of the win resonates strongly within a number of overlapping circles…

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Recognizes Palestine, Calls For Reconstruction Of Gaza

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has officially recognized Palestine as a state, expressed its support for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and has called for speeding the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.The decision was made Thursday, during a conference in Brussels, while approving of many recommendations and resolutions with regard to boosting the…

“I stand for engagement with Israel at every level” – Interview with Hon. Bill Shorten MHR, Leader of the Australian Labor Party, 31 October 2014

“The Labor Party opposes the BDS campaign – it has no place in our society,”. “I stand for engagement with Israel at every level. Peace in the Middle East will only be achieved by the parties negotiating a mutually equitable outcome; Labor does not regard the BDS campaign as contributing to this outcome.”

Peter Baldwin Letter ‘The Gaza conflict 2014′

Peter Baldwin was the ALP member for the House of Representatives seat of Sydney between 1983 and 1998. Following a dinner hosted by the Blackheath Philosophy Forum on 26 July 2014, the chair Peter Baldwin and speaker Peter Slezak disagreed about the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel. Peter Baldwin’s take on it can be…