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…

Condemnation Of Israel Prevents Peace

The international response to Israel’s defensive actions against terrorism is disturbingly familiar, and it is galvanizing the Israeli public against making further compromises to their security for the sake of peace. Each iteration of this experience feels like déjà vu all over again, driving yet another nail into the coffin of Israeli/Palestinian peace as global…

Message from the Leader of the Oppostion

I have stood at the crest of Sderot, I have looked across the border – out to Beit Hanoun and the cities in Gaza beyond it – and I have witnessed failure. It’s sad. There are 1.8 million men, women and children in Gaza. They have a right to prosperity and peace. Their leaders, in…

Interview with The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Victorian Opposition Leader and Leader of the Victorian Labor Party, Daniel Andrews MLA, recently spoke to Adam Slonim and Ben Maxfield of AILD about his visit to Israel in December 2013. What was your motivation for visiting Israel? It is not enough to learn about Israel from a book. You have to go there. Until…

AILD’s Michael Borowick met with Labour Party leader’s

During his recent visit to Israel, AILD’s Michael Borowick met with Labour Party leader Shelley Yechimovich and Hilik Bar, Israel Labour Party General Secretary. Borowick and Bar also met at headquarters of the Labour Party in Tel Aviv to discuss the importance of AILD and the dialogue it seeks to foster between the ILP and…

“Any lasting resolution to the Middle East conflict cannot be at the expense of either Palestinians or Israelis.” – Interview by The Australian Jewish News with Hon. Anthony Albanese MHR, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, 11 July 2013

A member of Parliament since 1996, Albanese describes himself as a strong advocate of justice for the Palestinians, but he also played a major role in denouncing Marrickville Council’s failed attempt to adopt the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel as policy in 2011, which he described to The AJN as a…