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Julia and the Australian Jewry

June 29, 2010

The AJN spoke to Julia Gillard last August, when she was still the deputy PM. Obviously of great import is the now-PM’s ongoing attitude towards the state of Israel. When she was the head of the AUS (Australian Union of Students) back in the 1980’s, this union was racked with argument over the issues of Israeli – Palestinian relations. Gillard said that this turned many Australian Jewish students away from the Union at this time.

Julia Gillard’s position as head of the AUS at this time was to support discarding a Middle East policy, as she felt that attitudes towards the Middle East were of a personal nature and it was not the place of a student union to comment.

This article is based on an interesting piece from the most current AJN publication.

Last July, she led the Australian delegation to the Australia-Israel Leadership Forum in Jerusalem. If you click here you can find her speech at this Forum.

Julia’s comments on this important forum were: “[The Australian-American Leadership Dialogue] has done so much to drive connections between the two countries: at a political level, at a business level, at a social level, at a scientific level. So to be there for the start of what you would hope will grow into something like that, I thought that was a tremendous privilege and opportunity.

It will be interesting to see how the dialogue continues with Julia Gillard now our PM at the helm of the country.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

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