Australia's PM-hopeful Offers Staunch Support of Israel

Tony Abbott, leader of Australia's opposition party, has his sights on the premiership next year. In an interview with Haaretz, he makes it clear that Israel would have a friend down under in his administration.

Amid Israel’s increasing isolation following the UN vote on Palestine and Jerusalem’s controversial plans for new settlement construction, Australia’s prime minister-hopeful says he intends to adopt a staunchly pro-Israel posture similar to Canada's if he wins next year’s election.