Israel - Australia relations

Bill Shorten, leader of Australia's Labor Party, meets with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Three weeks before Australian elections, parties diverge on Israel issues

Polls in Australia are currently predicting a Labor victory.

Calculating taxes
Your Taxes: Israel-Australia tax treaty

The new treaty will enter into force on January 1 next year after both countries have completed their domestic ratification procedures.

GRAPEVINE: Look who’s asking

El Al went one better than simply including a celebrity on its flight LY339 to Amsterdam last week.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the INPEX Gala Dinner in Darwin, Australia N
As I See It: Australia’s boomerang knocks Diaspora Jews off balance too

It takes a particular kind of genius to be attacked by all sides.

The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia Au
Australia formally recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Morrison said in October he was open to shifting the embassy.

A Hebrew and English sign is seen at the entrance to the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel
Australia PM flip flops on Jerusalem embassy, calls conversation premature

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters that “when I’m in a position to make that announcement, I will.”

The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia Au
Australian decision on recognizing J’lem as Israel’s capital ‘pending’

US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December, and Washington moved its embassy in May.

Australia should be open to Jerusalem embassy move, says former envoy

Dave Sharma, who is running for a seat in parliament, expressed support for embassy move if done so within context of two state solution.

Australia's newly appointed Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with newly appointed Treasure
In Canberra, one friend of Israel pushed out, another enters

An active member of the Jewish community became deputy head of the liberal party and treasurer.

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media at Parliament House
Former Australian PM Tony Abbott lobbies for J'lem embassy move

Australia was also among the first countries to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel on January 29, 1949.

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