AUSTRALIA has switched its position to vote against Israel on two resolutions at the United Nations, ending the Howard government’s alignment with the United States. In the weekend vote in New York, Australia supported a resolution calling on Israel to stop establishing settlements in the Palestinian territories and a resolution calling for the Geneva Conventions to apply in the Palestinian territories.

The resolutions on the Middle East peace process are held annually and in recent years the previous Howard government refused to support either.  More

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