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Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal who is wanted in Australia on suspicion of sexual

Ex-envoy Dave Sharma: Leifer case damaging ties with Israel

Sharma claims that the amount of time it is taking the Israeli justice system to decide on Leifer's extradition is causing friction between the two countries

20/10/2019
Australian Ambassador Dave Sharma

Former ambassador Sharma praises Israel in first speech to Aussie parliament

He won a parliament seat in May in eastern Sydney's heavily Jewish district of Wentworth, a seat once held by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

25/07/2019
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.

23/04/2019
ROY SOFFER

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.

By REUTERS
15/12/2018
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.”

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
12/12/2018
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.

11/12/2018
DAVE SHARMA

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.

15/10/2018
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.

27/08/2018
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