Please don't think that views of the Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister represent mainstream Australian views. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • The Pragmatist
    • 23.01.14 | 05:49 (IST)

    They are both very conservative, and fundamentalist In their own religious views. Australians are supportive of Israel, but over the years have come to sympathise with the position of Palistinians and their rights to self determination and rights to their own land. Settlements are considered wrong. Politicians come and go, and in Australia, will go more quickly if they let their religious views intrude on public policy making. the majority of Australians are not religious. Unilateral declarations that God has chosen us, or is on our side, have no currency.

    from the article: The Israel-lovers club of Canada and Australia: White, Conservative and Christian
    First published 20:45 22.01.14 | Last updated 20:45 22.01.14
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