|From left: Danby, Dyrenfurth, Mendes, Feeney|
Written by Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth, Boycotting Israel is Wrong was launched to much acclaim from moderate voices on the political left in Australia.
The photograph shows its authors at Thursday's launch in Melbourne, flanked by two federal MPs from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) benches in Canberra: Michael Danby (who's Jewish, and has been a pro-Israel stalwart throughout his career) and David Feeney, an influential figure in certain Labor circles who's at present Shadow Justice Minister.
Her post refers to the Melbourne launch. (There was also a successful Sydney launch the previous day.)
I won't say more about the book here because I've made it, its launch by David Feeney, and its thrust (it includes a "progressive"prescription for peace that won't please every supporter of Israel) the focus of my column this week on the Elder of Ziyon site
Already, the book has caused much gnashing of teeth from left-wing Israel-demonising pro-BDS elements in Australia, as I indicate in that column. Please have a look at my column.
Exactly. This point was made at the launch.