In an interview on ABC radio in February 2010 Forde advocated the extremist "One State Solution" that entails the eradication of Israel. He's widely seen as a “menace who would put [dumped Labor MP and anti-Israel bigot] Julia Irwin in the shade.”
Reports VEXNEWS (hat tip: reader Shirlee):
'Forde is the self-appointed militant head of Labor For A Just Palestine, a loud anti-Israel ginger group that inundates Labor MPs and members with material attacking Israel. He has also worked for the notorious CFMEU and as an electorate officer and ministerial staffer to Labor Left identities. He is a prolific online campaigner against Israel and has been instrumental in pushing the Queensland Council of Unions to adopt the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment and sanctions” campaign....
Even those in Forde’s own Left faction have strategists who worry they could be blamed for losing the seat if LNP [Liberal National Party of Queensland] campaigners focus on Forde’s obsessive promotion of a boycott against the Jewish state. “He’s unelectable if given the same kind of scrutiny that [the Greens party’s] Fiona Byrne got. There’s just too much there, as you’ve no doubt uncovered.... He’s not a viable candidate in my opinion and I think many in the Left who want to back him have got their heads in the sand on this issue. He’s about to become political road-kill, given just how obsessive he is about Israel.” ....
The Irish-born militant is well-known in Brisbane Labor circles for peddling bizarre conspiracy theories about Israel including stupid and false claims that the Israeli army targetted the Republic of Ireland’s peace-keeping forces in Lebanon in the 1980s (in which Forde served). His extreme views about his military service appear to have fuelled a decades-long jihad against Israel that include weekly newsletters attacking Israel, stalking Jewish members of Parliament seeking “interviews”, regular media appearances excoriating the Jewish state and demanding boycotts of Jewish commerce and so on. He is bad news for Labor, which is often assumed to have triumphed over anti-Semitic extremists who express their hatred against the Jewish people by imposing standards on Israel they’d never seek to impose on its neighbours and demanding boycotts of the Jewish state that are calculated to undermine the viability of the country and put the lives of its six million Jews at risk.'Read more here: http://www.vexnews.com/news/12961/bomb-thrower-anti-israel-militant-wants-to-launch-attacks-on-jewish-state-from-queensland-parliament/
Forde's ABC interview can be heard here: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2010/02/david-forde-labor-4a-just-palestine.html?site=brisbane&program=(none)
And for the latest on the Marrickville horror see: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/marrickville-ratepayers-37m-bill-for-israel-boycott/story-fn59niix-1226038771230