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Labor WA candidate Melissa Parke quits over Israel views

ميليسا بارك عندما كانت نائبة عن حزب العمال عن مقعد فريمانتل عام 2016 Source: AAP

The Labor's candidate for Julie Bishop's seat was in hot water after she made controversial comments about the Israel and Palestine conflict.

Ex-Rudd government minister Melissa Parke has stepped down as a candidate for the Perth seat of Curtin on Friday night, following backlash she received over comments about Israel.

The star Labor candidate, who was standing for the seat of former foreign minister Julie Bishop, was heavily criticised by Jewish groups after reportedly likening Israel's treatment of Palestinians to apartheid.

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