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)

Tuesday 21 December 2010

It Ain't 'Arf Easy Being Green ...

The council of Marrickville, an inner suburb of Sydney, is believed to be the first local council in the great land of Oz  just look at its size compared to that of beleaguered valiant Israel  to pledge its allegiance to the grotesque and infamous BDS movement. The Greens and Labor-dominated council has resolved, by ten votes to two, to dissolve links with organisations that support the Israeli "occupation", and to ban any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel. (Hat tip: reader Shirlee)

It’s reported that Greens councillor Cathy Peters, who introduced the motion at last week's meeting, said the council’s move reflects the feelings of Marrickville's multicultural community and its sister-city relationship with Bethlehem.

Comments one local person, most sensibly, of these Marrickville dhimmiwits (

"When Greens and Labor have too much power on local or federal levels, biased, whacky things happen. As we have seen in various ways over the past few years. Take a look at this recent absurd move of Marrickville Council ...
I am not Jewish but I am utterly appalled at this decision. Israel is a tiny land surrounded by aggressive Muslim nations and ... the aim of those nations is to deny Israel the right to exist.
Marrickville Council you have got it all wrong – you have sided with the aggressors, the bullies, the friends of Hitler and those whom Hitler considered his friends in their antisemitism.
It is a nonsense to say that this move represents the community, who may have voted Green just to preserve the environment and stop pollution in an inner city suburb.
Let us hope people of many ethnic backgrounds from all over Sydney protest this and show that it does not represent the way they think – it is the reflection of a prejudiced group of tunnel visioned ideologues."
And Vic Alhadeff of the Jewish Board of Deputies in New South Wales aptly describes the boycott as ''an exercise in rank hypocrisy that has everything to do with local politics and nothing to do with the realities of the Middle East''.

I do hope that the Marrickville Council and BDS-ers everywhere will prove that they are not in the least hypocritical by sweeping from their lives all traces of the items in the above picture, all made in the plucky little country that in their greenery, stupidity, hatred and malice they are hell-bent on bringing to its knees.


  1. Those stupid people who voted for BDS would not be able to read the captions in that picture - they haven't advanced that far. If they had they could not possible support such stupid motions!

  2. This was taken from a blog and is a good reflection of the community in general

    Tempers are running very high and this Council is the laughing stock of Sydney,

    **I live in Newtown and will be flying the Israeli flag soon, the Council does not represent everyone in the area!

    Marrickville Council has basically declared war against all members of the Marrickville community that buy, sell or use anything from Israel and it seems that it will willingly put people out of work in Australia to prove their point.

    What’s more, the Council will need to go back to carrier pigeons and the Stone Age if it wants to boycott Israel and Israeli products and design.

    Some of these LOCAL Government Councillors should stick to their day time careers and stay out of international politics. WHAT A JOKE.**

  3. Thanks, Shirlee.
    When my fingers defrost I shall quote from something else I learned about this topic - but at the moment am off in search of a radiator!

  4. One councillor responded:
    “Please spare me the ridiculous arguments that you raise.
    I am at work ... so spare me your rhetoric. I cannot respond to all of the vitriolic statements you make I don’t have the time and am under no obligation to do so.
    The issues that you raise are not relevant to the decision on how and with whom Marrickville Council spends its money.
    Thank you once again for your input on the topic, although your argument is increasingly irrelevant.”

  5. I should have sent you a few I received, especially from one Councillor in particular

    He as good as told me that I was a liar.

    I mentioned that as he was boycotting things Israeli, he should stop using Sydney Water.

    The reason being is that the "reverse osmosis membranes" used are Israeli, as are those in the desalination plants in Dubai.

    I further told him was the reason I knew this is that my brother, who’s a Chemical Engineer, was one of the project managers on the desalination plant. His company had sent him to Dubai, for two weeks to study their Israeli designed plant.

    I received the reply
    “Quote….’ the water I drink is from warragamba, if the membranes are manufactured in Israel (and I strongly suggest to you that they are not)”

    I replied that I didn’t like to be accused of not telling the truth and that furthermore, he is was very wrong, as 15% of Sydney Water comes from the desalination plant at Kurnell ( which for the non-Australians here, is where Capt Cook first set foot on Australian soil, well rock to be precise) the information obtained from the Sydney Water web site. !!“

  6. I am going to seek advice on this issue. I think that comments made, can be seen as antisemitic, which according to the AHRC, amounts to racism.

    "Critics who habitually single out Israel for condemnation, while ignoring far worse actions by other countries (especially other Middle Eastern countries) are anti-Semitic."

    Below As stated by
    Mary O'Sullivan
    Labor Councillor
    South Ward

    "The resolution was not related to Jewish people at all but rather the actions of the Israeli state.".... antisemitic

    ""I have taken your comments on board and understand that you are part of a strong lobby group that continues to use the holocaust to justify the illegal, unjust and undemocratic actions of the Israeli government"..antisemitic

    She has presumed that the 10 or so people who have written to her are Jewish, though only 2 are

    I need some with a younger brain than mine to tackle this

  7. Where you placed Israel on your Australia map -- that would be a good place for it. Wouldn't botheranyone then...

  8. It'd be alot safer too - away from all the radical Islamists who want to sweep all infidels from the Middle East and who are brutally persecuting Christians even as I type.

  9. The indefatigable Assad, a Coptic Christian resident in Sydney, tackled the Council about this motion, making many pertinent points, including these (more power to Assad!):
    'I reiterate it is not the place for local government to take such a stance, the council is simply not privy to all the facts in the conflict.
    The Jews have and are been massacred enough as it is without Marrickville council targeting and singling them out, "is my point".
    The motion is a can of worms, "a bottomless pit",
    nearly every country manufactures weapons of some description,
    and you cannot isolate from every one of them or every company.
    I personally view the motion with disdain and would implore the council to clarify it position and revoke the motion forthwith,
    it serves no purpose but to incite people’s emotions and enhance communal division.
    Australia is above that gutter level of politics. The actions of the council have been reported all over the world and are shameful.
    I do sympathise with the Palestinians, it is Hamas who are totally opposed to peace with the Jews.
    Hamas is supported by Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood and many other radical islamist sects.
    I however will never ever support the creation of any islamic state that supports Shariah...
    In any case, please revisit the issue and seriously consider the consequences of the motion that has hurt so many Australian Jews and non Jews, who are very conversant with the true problems of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. (I follow it daily and am very conversant.'
    But the Council remains stubborn.

  10. I asked if they do business with Australia, as not only does Australia manufacture weapons, it sells them to Israel.

    Western Australia, two days ago, was given the contract to build 10 American Navy warships

    Are we supposed only to manufacture what Marrickville Council and their loony lefties say we can ?

    Oh and I just remembered that we buy soem kind of military equipment from Israel

  11. Via J-Wire:
    December 26, 2010 by J-Wire Staff Read on for articleMarrickville’s Councillor Cathy Peters has written to J-Wire with the precise motion which was passed at Council in connection with the planned Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. She assures us that our question relating to personal use of Israeli goods will be answered.
    Councillor Peters writes:
    My response to jwire’s questions was sent to the newsdesk on the 21st Dec, the same day I received the email containing questions about boycotting certain goods made in Israel. As you can read below this motion calls for a report into any links the Council may have with organisations or companies that support or profit from the Israeli military occupation of Palestine with a view to the council divesting from such links and imposing a boycott on any future such links or goods purchases.
    Until Councillors receive this report, I am unable to comment on what goods in particular will be boycotted but when we are in receipt of this information, I will respond in more detail to your specific questions.
    Below is the detail of the motion which was passed by 10 Councillors at Marrickville on Tuesday Dec 14th – 5 Greens / 4 Alp / 1 Independent.
    What you have printed above is not the motion that was passed.
    In particular recognition of its sister city relationship with Bethlehem and the strong support for this relationship from local progressive faith communities and other community members, Marrickville Council support the principles of the BDS global campaign and reports back on any links the Council has with organisations or companies that support or profit from the Israeli military occupation of Palestine with a view to the Council divesting from such links and imposing a boycott on any future such links or goods purchases.
    Marrickville Council boycott all goods made in Israel and any sporting, institutional academic, government or institutional cultural exchanges.
    Marrickville Council write to the local State and Federal ministers (Carmel Tebbutt and Anthony Albanese) informing them of Council’s position and seeking their support at the State and Federal level for the global BDS movement.

  12. I'm told that Marrickville mayor Cathy Peters is Jewish and had relatives murdered in the Shoah.


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