Opinions on the Middle East don't come much more suave and sophisticated than this:
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:
"I don't want to prejudge the fundamental issues in the peace negotiations."
"I would like to see which international law has declared [settlements] illegal."
"It's anti-Semitic. It identifies Israel out of all other nations as being worthy of a BDS campaign. Hypocritical beyond belief."
(From: Australia FM: Don't call settlements illegal under international law, Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel, 15/1/14)
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard:
"Civil war in Syria is 'breaking the hopes of everyone in the region. A tyrant is butchering his people. He has had no compunction about using weapons of mass destruction to do it. The opposition is atomised, and to a large extent is becoming radicalised."
"Everyone understands a State for Palestine. But not everyone says there should be a State of Israel."
(From 'Al Assad butchering his people' - Julia Gillard, Alexander Cornwell, gulfnews.com, 16/1/14)