MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: “POLITICAL LEFT” IS USUALLY NOT GOOD FOR ISRAEL- Australia’s Left Is Back in Power. Here’s What That Means for Israel

Sunday’s election brought the Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, back to power for the first time since 2013. The new prime minister vows to support Israel, but his potential coalition partners aren’t on the same page Gabrielle BrinerMelbourne HAARETZ – May. 22, 2022

MELBOURNE – The election of a new left-wing government in Australia, after nine years of right-wing rule, has left many in the Jewish community wondering what impact it will have on the country’s support for Israel.

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison, an evangelical Christian, was a staunch supporter of Israel. During his four years as premier, he introduced the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism, spoke out against the recent Amnesty International report that accused Israel of being an apartheid state (Morrison told reporters in response that “no country is perfect”) and listed the Palestinian militant group Hamas as a terrorist organization.