Last week an assemblage of usual suspects demonstrated outside a breakfast briefing in Sydney by Israeli defence expert and Jerusalem Post correspondent Yaakov Katz, who is in New South Wales at the invitation of the state Jewish Board of Deputies and United Israel Appeal, speaking to local leaders on the topic “The threat from Iran and other Middle East affairs”.
As reported on that veritable den of mischievous anti-Western (and of course, being home to so many ultra-feminist apologists for Islam, contradictory) ratbaggery, the Aussie Green/Left site:
"On the street outside, activists from the Sydney Peace Foundation, the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP), Stop the War Coalition Sydney[,] and Resistance spoke to passersby about why Israel’s war plans should be opposed."New South Wales Labor opposition leader John Robertson was among those present.
Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees from the Sydney Peace Foundation inveighed against the “Israeli militarist state” for “preparing a preemptive attack on Iran” by “sending its emissaries to the West to rally support for what would be an illegal and immoral attack leading to thousands of civilian deaths”....'
Other speakers (see above link for details) spoke in similar terms, despite the existential threat that Israel faces from the prospect of the regime of the mad mullahs acquiring The Bomb.
Speakers included Marrickville Greens Councillor Cathy Peters, who led the vanguard of Marrickville's odious BDS initiative last year, and Greens ex-MLC Sylvia Hale, no stranger to regular readers of this blog owing to her flotilla/flytilla activities. She also spoke to the on-the-spot reporter for Ahmadinejad's propaganda channel, Press TV.
The Sydney Global March on Jerusalem event commenced on Friday evening in Newtown, with harassment of the Max Brenner franchise there. I have not seen any video footage so far. [Update: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzqPG5aO4tU "This video is private. Sorry about that."]
Meanwhile, a new initiative has commenced, with Tony Benn, John Pilger, and Desmond Tutu among the sponsors. (Hat tip: reader Shirlee)