Danby spent $4574 on ads attacking ABC journalist

Labor backbencher Michael Danby charged taxpayers $4574 for two advertisements in The Australian Jewish News attacking the ABC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The MP for Melbourne Ports, who has long been an outspoken defender of Israel, used his parliamentary communications allowance to fund the ads.

One advertisement accused ABC journalist Sophie McNeill of covering the eviction of a Palestinian family but ignoring the murder of three Jewish settlers by a Palestinian.

The second ad complained she produced a story about “Arab squatters” but not about the “momentous meeting of Egyptian President Sisi and Israeli PM Netanyahu”.

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