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Australia’s or Israel’s national interest?

  • Ali Kazak

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Canberra   /   Tue, December 11, 2018   /  11:14 am
Australia’s or Israel’s national interest? Distrust muddles Israel-Palestine conflict. (-/-)

In their arguments for recognizing Jerusalem as “Israel’s capital” and moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his deputy Josh Frydenberg and Defense Minister Christopher Pyne have been repeating Israel’s propaganda and hiding the truth from the public.

What should be of a great concern is the influence of Morrison, Frydenberg and Pyne have on this dangerous decision, given that they are not impartial and are known for their bias and uncritical staunch support of Israel despite its occupation, racial discrimination and gross violations.

With this worrying state of affairs and the absence of balance in the Cabinet, can we be sure that a decision based purely on Australia’s national interest and in support of peace with justice in Palestine is served rather than Netanyahu’s extr...

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