As seen on numerous videos on YouTube, Brisbane has a noisy and noisome band of BDS fanatics who that love to infest shopping centres making nuisances of themselves railing and ranting against retailers stocking Israeli produce.
No doubt they are cock-a-hoop at the fact that St John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane will soon be the setting next month for a five-week (no less!) exhibition that promises to be a propaganda fest against Israel.
The photographs on display purport to show "the poignant intricacies of life for youth in Palestine".
Nicky Stafford, the guest speaker at the exhibition's opening early next month, "will speak about her personal journey, from anger about lost childhood innocence to certainty that there is a solution to the dilemma, a solution that begins with us".
No doubt, this exhibition will be followed by another at the cathedral, of equal duration, on the "poignant intricacies of life" for children in Sderot and other centres in Israel subject to missile attacks from Gaza, as well as further exhibitions on the "poignant intricacies of life" for children suffering in Syria, and for Christian children suffering at the hands of Islamists in such genuine hellholes as Pakistan, Afghanistan and northern Nigeria.
Meanwhile, half a world away, on the day before the exhibition at Brisbane Cathedral opens, a Sheffield church hall will be the setting for the first of three book launches in the UK, this one by Israel-demonising NGO War On Want of an Israel-demonising book, Generation Palestine: Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. Launches will ensue on the two consecutive evenings at SOAS, University of London, and at Friends Meeting House, Manchester: the London and Manchester launches will be hosted by the local Palestine Solidarity Campaign branches.
Edited by Rich Wiles, the tome is, boasts the War On Want spiel,
"a must-read book about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Generation Palestine brings together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. With essays written by a wide selection of contributors, Generation Palestine follows the BDS movement’s model of inclusivity and collaboration.
Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, [the late] Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Professor Richard Falk, Ilan Pappe, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and Archbishop Attallah Hannah, alongside other internationally acclaimed artists, writers, academics and grassroots activists."Read more about this sickening initiative here