With the Middle East ceasefire less than a week old, young Jewish Australians are preparing to go to Israel so they can join the army and fight in any future conflict.
These young Australians say they are ready to risk everything to support Israel, and the recent violence has only increased their enthusiasm.
Australia's youth Zionist groups organise activities and Jewish education programs for teenagers in the hope they will actively support Israel.
In the past four years, more than 400 Australian Jews have made the move and most of them have done compulsory military service.
Reuben Bolaffi oversees Australia's young Zionist groups and he says the recent conflict has strengthened the resolve of young Australian Zionists to support the Jewish homeland.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr has warned it is illegal for Australians to join the uprising in Syria, in light of reports some have become involved in the conflict.
More than 30,000 people have died in the uprising against the Assad regime since March last year.
"It is illegal under Australian law to engage in fighting on either side, fund, train or recruit someone to fight, or supply of fund weapons for any side," he said.
But when you read this story all becomes clear....
Australia will abstain from a controversial vote to give Palestine an upgraded United Nations status.
Sources have confirmed the federal government will not vote for or against the vote expected to take place on Thursday this week.
Australia's stance is likely to anger Israel, which has previously made it clear it expected the federal government to join it and the US in voting against the Palestinian resolution.
"likely to anger Israel" cry me a river. We all know that the Bandit State Israel, a country that is the size of some our cattle stations here in Queensland has far to much influence for this white boy. Our leaders drop to their collective knees when ever Israel demands. When will we learn.