Australia withdraws from Durban III

August 23, 2011 SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – Australia has withdrawn from the upcoming U.N. conference on racism over concerns of Israel-bashing. The government said it was not convinced that “unbalanced criticism of Israel and the airing of anti-Semitic views” would be avoided, and therefore withdrew. The conference has been dubbed Durban III, after the original anti-racism conference in the […]

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US government spied on Israel’s Washington embassy

The United States government has spied on the Israeli embassy in Washington by bugging its phones, according to a journalist who received secret transcripts from an FBI translator who was jailed for the leak. By Toby Harnden, Washington and Phoebe Greenwood in Jerusalem 6:08PM BST 06 Sep 2011 Shamai Leibowitz, 40, a contract Hebrew translator for the FBI, was […]

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