Topic archives: Australia and Israel

‘The situation feels hopeless’: 50 years of Israeli occupation

June 6, 2017 14

Palestinians remain under an Israeli regime of house demolitions, ever-expanding illegal settlements and strict controls over daily life, writes freelance journalist Antony Loewenstein.

Gillard must step up for Australian arrested in Israel

April 20, 2011 9

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’ s fondness for Israel is about to be tested with news that Israeli security agencies have arrested aid Rashid Abu Arja, an Australian citizen.

New tensions for Australia and Israel

New tensions for Australia and Israel

February 26, 2010 15

Diplomatic relations between Israel and Australia are under new pressure, with news that three Australian passports were used in the Mossad assassination of a Hamas official. What now for Australia and Israel?

Julia Gillard’s “Gaza” gag

July 10, 2009

A study of the transcripts of Ms Gillard's speeches and interviews, from her recent trip to Israel and Ramallah, reveals that the word "Gaza" did not once pass her lips, says Jake Lynch.