Israeli envoy chides Labor
Israel’s ambassador to Australia has taken the unusual step of criticising WA Labor for pushing through a vote to recognise a Palestinian state.
Mirroring a recent controversial motion in NSW, the State Labor conference at the weekend backed a motion urging the next Labor Federal government to recognise Palestine.
WA Labor said it supported the recognition and right of Israel and Palestine to exist within secure and recognised borders. But Israel’s ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel said unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state was a danger to the two-state solution backed by countries such as Australia. Nick Butterly