Jennings says it would be "silly" to claim there is no connection between this week's announcement about the possible relocation of Australia's embassy to Jerusalem and the Wentworth byelection.
Moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem may cause controversy but is in line with Australia’s foreign policy interests.
Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.
All too often, the debate around the BDS movement is lost in a cacophony of anti-Semitism accusations and the focus shifts to Western institutions instead of Palestinian rights.
Australian governments and Australian Jews have consistently supported Israel since its founding. That has begun to change at both the political level and the community level.