Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

"Occupation": Aussie Labor Senator Anne Urquhart quotes Ali Kazak

Another reason why Australian supporters of Israel would be wise to consider even the worst Liberal government superior to the best Labor one: Anne Urquhart, Labor's deputy whip in the Senate, acting yet again as spokeswoman for the anti-Israel pro-Arab cause.  Senator Urquhart's hardly a charismatic figure, her tone in this speech on "Occupation" and East Jerusalem and Aussie policy is soporific, and she seems not to have too high an opinion of her fellow-senators' intellectual level since she patronises them what the word "tendentious" means.

 

I must admit, I almost dozed off during this monotonous address, but the Tasmanian senator's quotation from a letter from a familiar figure, Ali Kazak, former PLO representative in Canberra ("Thank you, Mr Kazak"), jolted me awake again.

Still, this motion, brainchild of Greens leader Christine Milne and Independent senator Nick Xenophon, was thwarted:

3 comments:

  1. One of the many many debunkings of the occupied lie.
    The ICRC and 'the law'

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  2. Funny how someone who claims to be only expressing opinions based on legal foundations, she still refers to 1948 (sic) borders (sic).
    Will Bob Carr speak out about the influence of the Arab Lobby?

    Wow she claims all of Jerusalem is occupied (7:30).

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