Photo Credit: Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash 90.
Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and Netanyahu at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos this past January 2014.

A year ago, Australia joined the handful of countries that voted against, or abstained from voting for a series of one-sided anti-Israel resolutions that were put forward in the UN. Since then, Australia, under Tony Abbot’s government, has repeatedly made it clear that it’s actually going to be taking a balanced position when it comes to Israel.

On Wednesday evening, the Australian government’s Attorney-General George Brandis unequivocally stated it would not use the word “occupied” in reference to eastern Jerusalem.

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In May, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, visiting in Jerusalem, questioned exactly which international law has declared Israeli settlements illegal. (Answer: None).

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning a week long trip to friendly Australia in June, which would make him the first Israeli prime minister to visit the land down under.

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76 COMMENTS

  1. USA and UK are responsible and must pay for their mistake, they inserted an illegal state in the ME which is Israel making the ME unstable and full of terror and violence and it will keep so as long as ISRAEL exist, Palestine must be freed and occupation ended as a first step to create peace environment in the ME . USA and UK are responsible for all Israeli crimes as much as Israel is since they always support Israeli Aggression’s.

  2. Puppets of allah need to read the fulfilled prophecies of the Bible that show Israel will return to THEIR land after a punishment period.

    It’s happened exactly as foretold. Nothing your bloodthirsty god can do about it. The countdown to Messiah is almost complete & allah with his army of hate filled puppets will be the first false god on His list.

    Enjoy your last few years of hate, rape, violence, murder, genocide, persecution & aggression.

    The children of Ishmuel will be judged for the hundreds of thousands of Jewish & Christian blood on their hands that the world suffers from every day of the week.

  3. its funny im Australian & never had a high opinion of Mr Abbott our prime minister.. but now I see him supporting Israel, when your closest ally is deserting you… thank you Mr Abbott you have my vote in the future…. God bless Israel.

  4. Omar-the usual Muslim BS. The Arabs were killing Jews in Hebron and Jaffa in the 20’s, long before the State of Israel,was founded.Thanks to Hitler’s fondness of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Muslim SS divisions were killing Jews and others in the Balkans during WW2. And this pedophile adorer and killer worshiper has the stones to lie about the Jews in Israel and the founding of a country that was the size of New Jersey in 1948. Every terrorist in the world over is a Muslim.Period.

  5. As an Australian I pray this hsppens. Without the mighty Israel Australia is in deep shit. The us does nothing for us and Obama is a Muslim anyway. God bless Israel and her people and Tony Abbott. .. your a deadset wanker thats made some stupid decisions in the past but this its your best choice ever mate. Smart move.

  6. I wish our government really supported Israel.I am really praying for that. Then, our countries could really work together. If other countries did also, they would be blessed. All I know is the countries that genuinely support Israel will be blessed. I am excited to see Israel get any real support it does. With all the terrorism in the world, it’s good to see any countries that support Israel. We have to keep praying for Muslims’ salvation, because Jesus doesn’t want them lost and it will give them true happiness.

  7. Let me first say that I am in the US military and would happily enter into a mutual defense pact w Israel and wish out Government would sign a formal one or admit Israel into NATO. That’s how pro-Israel I am.

    BUT…

    …and not that anyone cares…but this article suggests that being “for Israel” is being for the current Israeli Government. Maybe the current Government does not have a lock on what is ultimately best for Israel. Taking a long view: failure to adopt a viable two state solution within the next couple of years will lead to one of two options: a non-Jewish state or an apartheid state. The article is also incorrect: the international law that Eastern Jerusalem breaks is Article 42 of the 1907 Hague Regulations (HR) that covers occupation by a foreign army. HR 42 is mute on the issue of who started the hostilities and states that and armed resistance need not be present.

  8. A. That’s not how international law works, B. Israel could fight a conventional war against all of its Arab neighbors and win it without Golan, the West Bank, or Jerusalem. The buffer zone is actually causing a symetrical threats, not preventing conventional ones.

  9. This is a friendship approved of by Israel & a wide majority of Her People so allow me to say Australia Boi Beshalom = ( Come in Peace) it is very nice to know who your friends are & may we have a long peaceful healthy relationship with each other .

  10. about time and Israelite nations joint together. both come from there fore father Jacob to King David…. God promise He will bring His people to there land, Jerusalem as there capital. The Jews and the ten lost tribe are brother. Musilem come from Ismael or arab to make it clear,sorry to say this but I have alot of great friends are musilem. This prophecy is just ahead of us, but there is tribulation the Bible talk about before this all come about. Christian love Samson Haangana.

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