WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is poised to admit Israel this week into an exclusive club that will allow its citizens to travel to the United States without a US visa despite Washington’s ongoing concerns about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinian Americans. US officials say an announcement of Israel’s entryContinue Reading

JERUSALEM: Israel offered its congratulations to Saudi Arabia on the kingdom’s national day Saturday as the two countries move closer towards a possible normalisation of ties.“We offer our sincere congratulations and blessings to the king, government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the 93rdContinue Reading

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson has blasted a suggestion that the government should consider inheritance taxes for the rich, declaring the idea “left-wing”. Incoming Productivity Commission boss Danielle Wood controversially urged the federal government to have a “sensible conversation” about inheritance taxes on Monday, while acknowledging the policy is “political dynamite”.Continue Reading

Labor will harden its position on Israel, reversing changes Scott Morrison made, to resume recognition of “Occupied Palestinian Territories”. In a major policy shift agreed to by caucus on Tuesday, the party will now recognise the Israeli West Bank settlements as being “illegal under international law”, as previous governments haveContinue Reading