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  1/17/2014, Shevat 16, 5774

Australian Foreign Minister is Thanked for Her Stance


Danny Dayan, the head of foreign-relations for the Yesha' Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, thanked Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma, Friday, for comments by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in a Thursday interview in the Times of Israel. In Israel for the funeral of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, Bishop questioned the consensus that the communities violate international law and called boycotts of Israel "anti-Semitic" and "Hypocritical beyond belief".

Dayan told the ambassador that he greatly admires the foreign minister's courageous and penetrating words, adding that she demonstrated intellectual integrity which is very rare among world leaders today.