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In a TV interview hours after the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, killed while covering clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian gunmen during an army operation in Jenin, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid rejected the suggestion that Israel had already lost the public relations war over who was to blame. Indeed, Lapid told Israel’s…

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WENTWORTH MP Dave Sharma has vowed to continue standing up for the Jewish community should he retain his seat for the Liberals. Sharma is being strongly challenged by independent candidate Allegra Spender, but he says his proven track record when it comes to the Jewish community in Wentworth is unique. “I’ve shown that I’m someone…

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TIM Murray was Labor’s candidate for Wentworth at the last federal election and the preceding by-election, and has put his hand up again “so the people of Wentworth have the choice to elect a Labor government”. He told The AJN he sees climate change as “the number one issue” in the 2022 federal election. “The…

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If elected in Wentworth, Allegra Spender said she sees standing up for Israel “as part of my role”. “If I am successful, one of my roles is being an advocate for the Jewish community and as part of that, being an advocate for a strong Israel-Australian relationship,” she said. Speaking to Jewish voters, she said…

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“All of my corflute signs have been torn down overnight so I must be scaring someone,” Daniel Lewkovitz told The AJN this week. The Jewish Liberal Democrats candidate threw his hat into the ring for Wentworth earlier this year after growing disillusioned with the state of politics in Australia. He said Australia “has been exceptionally…

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NATALIE Dumer, whose Jewish family migrated to Sydney from the former Soviet Union in 1978 after facing discrimination, decided to run as a United Australia Party (UAP) candidate for Wentworth after becoming “very disillusioned with our current state and federal leaders [who] are out of touch with the general public”. She told The AJN, “Our…

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