Australian Foreign Policy/ Foreign Affairs

Well done Australia

While Australia maintains close relations with the United States, it should always remain independent to some level. 

Therefore, I congratulate the foreign minister on her well considered response over whether she would support the UN’s anti- Israel resolution.

Further, Bishop’s response to recent events were intelligent, considering the incoming Trump administration’s unanimous support for Israel.

Julie Bishop backs Israel rather than the US over UN resolution, The Age, December 29, 2016:

Australia has broken ranks with the United States and New Zealand over Israel, indicating that it would most likely have opposed the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel recalled its ambassador to New Zealand for consultations after NZ co-sponsored the resolution demanding that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”, and saying the settlements had “no legal validity and [constitute] a flagrant violation under international law”.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, to warn him the resolution was a “declaration of war”, according to a leading Israeli newspaper.

After the resolution, Israel’s government said it would move ahead with thousands of new homes in East Jerusalem and said it had received “ironclad” information that Washington had helped craft the resolution…

8 thoughts on “Well done Australia

  1. Israel is a major destabilizing force in the ME. Poor Bibi needn’t worry. The US Congress will kiss it and make it better. It’s like Bibi says, he has them in his back pocket. Bibi’s big worry is the settlers. They are more militant than him. They will kick his ass if he messes up.

    1. I don’t think I fully agree with you but Israel has supported many of the us led interventions in the region. But ask yourself what would the consequences be if Israel goes down and Islamists take over the Israel and their nuclear arsenal? Wouldn’t be pretty if you ask me.

    2. Destabilizing force? Seems to me it’s more a case of “Exterminate me once, shame on you. Exterminate me twice, shame on me.” Stating your desire that Israel be wiped from the face of the earth sounds pretty destabilizing to me, and a whole lot like the “Final Solution.” Let everyone who is without sin launch the first rocket.

    3. Some of my best friends are…We are talking government here not people. In the US if you criticize Obama’s droning of innocent civilians or his lying about who gassed who in Syria you are branded a racist.

    4. And if you could read English you would have understood that the wiping comment is a reference to the Arab statements, not yours.

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