This week, the East Timorese Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta appealed to the Timor-Leste government to accept the Rohingya refugees, who are stranded in rickety boats off the coasts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
The focus of this media coverage in Australia and the world has, perhaps unsurprisingly, been largely around the negative aspects of Mr Netanyahu's campaigning and his inflammatory rhetoric leading up to election day.
Netanyahu's hypocrisy seem to be limitless; he is now trying to lure Isaac Herzog, of the opposition Zionist Union, to join the government only to put a moderate face on the most right-wing government in Israel's history.
Europe's failure to prevent more than 200000 deaths that have occurred in Syria and Iraq alone in the past four years is an easily told story that will gain much sympathy with many of these asylum seekers.
So, look at us not through the prism of tragedy and war, but through the prism of a society that is truly on the rise and where young people especially have a unique chance to show their personal and democratic creativity.