Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Updated May 09, 2018 09:42:54 Photo: Israel Folau has previously met with Rugby Australia officials over the airing of his religious views on same-sex marriage. (AP: Niall Carson) Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau has courted controversy yet again on social media, tweeting a link to a sermon warning against …

Alleged Australian child abuser to face extradition in Israel this month | World news

A former Melbourne head teacher wanted by Australian police on 74 charges of child sex abuse will face extradition proceedings this month, a judge in Israel has ruled. At the Jerusalem district court on Wednesday, the judge delayed the hearing until 16 May and ordered the prosecution to hand over …

Protesters in Israel call for end to Australian live exports | Australia news

Animal rights activists have marched in Israel against live exports, seeking to maintain pressure on both governments to end the “cruel industry”. Protesters gathered in Tel Aviv to call for an end of live animal imports from Australia. Animals Australia said about 3,000 people attended the rally. Video posted to …

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

By Steve Wilson Updated April 19, 2018 17:33:35 Photo: Israel Folau has stated that his faith is of far greater importance to him than his football career. (AAP: Paul Miller) Could the Wallabies line up for their opening World Cup match next year unable to call on arguably their most …

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

Israel Folau has failed as a role model with his Instagram comments on gay people

By Katharine Gelber Posted April 18, 2018 13:02:09 Photo: Folau has failed to appreciate the special responsibilities he carries as a role model for young people everywhere. (AAP: David Moir) Much has been made of Wallabies star Israel Folau’s comment last week on Instagram that gay people needed to “repent …

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Posted April 17, 2018 08:24:32 Photo: Folau broke ranks with the Wallabies during last year’s same-sex marriage debate. (AAP: David Moir) Wallabies star Israel Folau has said he is prepared to walk away from rugby if his situation becomes untenable due to his Christian beliefs. Folau was heavily criticised for …

Iran and Israel on a collision course as Syria burns

Iran and Israel on a collision course as Syria burns

Updated April 16, 2018 14:11:38 Photo: Iran is “the biggest occupying power in the Arab world today”, writes The New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman. (Reuters: Morteza Nikoubazl, file) Syria was not the only target in the US-led military strike; there was a message here for another country: Iran. Perhaps …

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments could cause enormous harm, says Sydney Convicts president

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments could cause enormous harm, says Sydney Convicts president

Updated April 12, 2018 19:45:12 Photo: Folau broke ranks with the Wallabies during last year’s same-sex marriage debate. (AAP: David Moir) Sporting idols like Wallabies star Israel Folau need to understand the platform they have and the effect their comments can have on younger people, the president of gay rugby …

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Posted April 12, 2018 13:22:18 Photo: Israel Folau (centre) was chastised for saying gay people would burn in hell, but not disciplined by Rugby Australia. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, rugby boss says An Instagram comment made by …

A new storm is brewing in the Middle East as Israel and Iran face off in Syria

A new storm is brewing in the Middle East as Israel and Iran face off in Syria

Updated April 11, 2018 11:26:14 Video: Video purports to show remains of missile dropped on Douma (ABC News) With the Middle East braced once again for the possibility of American-led military action in Syria, all eyes are on the Trump administration’s next move. US President Donald Trump’s decision will have …