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5 juni 2014

Australien er nu holdt op med at betegne bosættelser i ØstJerusalem som “besatte områder”

Filed under: Israel, TrumfEs — Tags: — trumfes @ 16:48

Og det irriterer The Guardian, socialisternes talerør i England

Her er et klip :

The Abbott government has ruled out using the term “occupied” when describing Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, prompting suggestions about a shift in Australia’s foreign policy.

The government on Thursday delivered a statement to clarify its stand on the controversial question of the legality of settlements after the issued flared up at a Senate hearing the night before.

The attorney general, George Brandis, on behalf of the minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop, said it was “unhelpful” to refer to historic events when describing these areas, given the ongoing Middle East peace process.

“The description of East Jerusalem as ‘occupied’ East Jerusalem is a term freighted with pejorative implications which is neither appropriate nor useful,” Brandis told a Senate estimates hearing.

“It should not and will not be the practice of the Australian government to describe areas of negotiation in such judgmental language.”

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