Statement on Victorian Labor State Conference Resolution on Palestine

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The Zionist Federation of Australia expressed its deep disappointment in the Victorian Labor state conference’s resolution on Palestine.

ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “It is a truism that if you reward bad behaviour, you’ll get more of it. From its support for terrorism, its rejection of negotiations and its promotion of vicious antisemitism, the Palestinian leadership actively undermines peace. By calling on the federal government to reward this behaviour with diplomatic recognition, the Victorian Labor resolution implicitly celebrates this.”

Mr Leibler continued, “The resolution is entirely inconsistent with the stated position of the Foreign Minister Penny Wong who has repeatedly rejected any unilateral actions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue.”

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