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)

Sunday, 5 April 2015

In Sydney, Anti-Israel Academic Riemer Rants About Islamophobia

Here's how a little pack of British anti-Israel diehards spent Easter Saturday, outside Arsenal's Highbury ground prior to the match with Liverpool, demanding that Israel be expelled from FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association):

On 4 April in Australia, though, fanatics were out in force.   Rallies in Australian capital cities against the perceived islamification of Australia (below, the view from Adelaide's John Bolton) were countered by "anti-racist" campaigners, most of whom appear to be far-leftists.

Photo credit: T.Illtis
Has the young Sydney woman in the photo not heard how the Taliban treats women and girls, or does she just not give a damn?  Ah, but then the ever-perverse left, even the "feminists" of the species, have a strange habit of tolerating in the West's enemies what they would not for one second tolerate in men of their own backgrounds, and of shutting their eyes and ears to accounts of Islamic misogyny by women who have been victims of it.

That many if not most of these Aussie counter-demonstrators are anti-Israel can surely be taken for granted.

After all, the Socialist Alliance and its ilk is known for its demonisation of Israel and its support for anti-Israel initiatives.

The woman convening this counter-demonstration in Sydney against the "racist" rally simultaneously taking place in Martin Place enthusiastically mentioned his pro-BDS stance in her warm welcome to Dr Nick Riemer, one of Associate Professor Jake Lynch's chief academic supporters at Sydney University, who can be seen on this video from around 4.34 raging against "Islamophobia" and "xenophobia" and of course the Abbott government:

At the end of the rally the woman in charge (who like pro-Palestine feminist Melbourne councillor Sue Bolton in this footage of the corresponding Melbourne counter-demo neatly avoids the issue of Islamic misogyny by some typical leftist verbal gymnastics) warns participants to be vigilant for louts, especially drunken louts, from the other side.

Truth to tell, some of the types on both sides look as though they should be avoided in narrow alleys, and not only during the hours of darkness.  

At the Adelaide "racist" rally,  one of the"islamophobes" (not Jewish) carries an Israeli flag.

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1 comment:

  1. Andrew Bolt's view:
    And Islam scholar Dr Mark Durie: