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Jerusalem embassy move 'could land Australia in the International Court of Justice'

Jerusalem embassy move 'could land Australia in the International Court of Justice'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has doubled down on the potential foreign policy shift. 

  • by David Wroe

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Israeli strike kills three Palestinian youths
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Israeli strike kills three Palestinian youths

Gaza border area has been a hotspot of clashes since Palestinians started staging protests there in March.

Not one government official was consulted about Australia's major Israel foreign policy shift
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Marise Payne

Not one government official was consulted about Australia's major Israel foreign policy shift

Just after lunchtime on Monday last week, the head of Australia’s Foreign Affairs Department took a call.

  • by David Wroe
'Yes, Senator': Defence chief would have liked to be briefed on controversial Jerusalem plan before the media
Scott Morrison

'Yes, Senator': Defence chief would have liked to be briefed on controversial Jerusalem plan before the media

Australia’s top military brass found out about the Morrison government’s controversial plans to consider a major shift in Middle East policy after journalists - prompting a memorable reaction from Defence Chief Angus Campbell on Wednesday.

  • by David Wroe
Washington's Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake
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Washington's Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

The massive cache of Hebrew documents is believed to date back to the days of Jesus.

Jordan seeks to end peace treaty land deal with Israel
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Jordan seeks to end peace treaty land deal with Israel

Jordan has said it will not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border.

  • by Suleiman Al-Khalidi
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Key negotiators behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal say Morrison government should not follow Trump
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Key negotiators behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal say Morrison government should not follow Trump

One former US official says he would "hate to see Australia make the same error" as US President Donald Trump by ditching the deal.

  • by David Wroe
The Morrison government’s pointless Jerusalem moment
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Opinion

The Morrison government’s pointless Jerusalem moment

Sometimes even the word “Jerusalem” is enough to make people lose their minds.

  • by Julie Szego
Jewish community leader rejects Kevin Rudd claims, accuses him of 'far-fetched conspiracy theories' about Israel
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Jewish community leader rejects Kevin Rudd claims, accuses him of 'far-fetched conspiracy theories' about Israel

Mark Leibler has emphatically rejected allegations made by the former prime minister in his new book.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Latika Bourke
Israel forged Australian passports before, Kevin Rudd reveals in new book
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Israel forged Australian passports before, Kevin Rudd reveals in new book

When Mossad agents used forged Australian passports to travel to Dubai to assassinate a Hamas official in 2010 it was not the first time the Israelis had been caught using fake Australian documents.

  • by Latika Bourke
US to move Palestinian consulate general services to Jerusalem embassy
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US to move Palestinian consulate general services to Jerusalem embassy

The US will combine its consulate general, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy in Israel to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem.