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)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

"Ted Baillieu, You Can't Hide, You're Supporting Genocide": Israel-Hating Ferals Torch An Effigy (videos)

The Israel-hating ferals styling themselves Students for Palestine, no strangers to regular readers of this blog, have demonstrated in central Melbourne again. Milling on the evening of 5 June outside the Hotel Windsor, in which the State Zionist Council of Victoria was celebrating Israel's 64th birthday with a gala dinner attended by the Israeli Ambassador to Australia and by Ted Baillieu, premier of Victoria, they screamed their usual "From the River to the Sea" chant as well as blood libels against  Israel.

Here they are, noisily burning Mr Baillieu in effigy.  (Update: For his response see my next post but one.)

Reports the Herald-Sun newspaper (hat tip: reader Ian):
"Police moved in to stamp out the flaming effigy minutes after it was lit, sending toxic smoke wafting through the mass of chanting protestors.
Mounted police were called in to control the crowd, which spilled onto Spring Street several times, affecting traffic.
Movement spokesman Jerome Small said he didn't think burning an effigy of the Premier was too extreme.
"We think it's a disgrace our premier is supporting an apartheid regime, that's why we're burning the effigy," he said."
 The original uploader of the following footage of the event onto YouTube explains, rather confusedly:
"Pro-Palestine protestors and police lined up outside the Windsor Hotel in Spring Street Melbourne.
Ted Baillieu (Victorian Premier) is inside the hotel with the Zionist Council of Victoria celebrating the expulsion [sic!] of Palestinians from their homeland 45 years ago."

From Channel 7:

(Incidentally, Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and senior ministers, as well as Ted Baillieu and his counterpart in New South Wales, have signed a request to the International Olympic Committee to institute a moment's silence at this year's Games in memory of the eleven Israelis murdered at the Games 40 years ago.  Read more here)


  1. By chance, I worked in the city yesterday. I walked past the demonstration. The morons were definitely outnumbered by police. Maybe 30 of them max? A guy offered me a badge, and I responded "go Israel". He didn't like it, but maybe I could have said something funnier.

    I could have spent more time irritating them for amuesment, but these idiots are really not worth the time, and they live for confrontation. I ripped down half a dozen posters. There were no posters at all this morning

  2. Jewish news has a video report
    Flames of protest fail to mar spirits

    Function Sizzles, Demo Fizzles

  3. I see the protest was touted by the loathsome Green/Left alliance

  4. Ian, why don't you post on J-Wire. Henry Benjamin is a good friend of mine. In fact he gave me a lift home from the Yom Ha'atzmaut cocktail party in Sydney last Thursday.

    1. That’s flattering but I’m more of a news junkie than an essayist.

  5. Try Victorian Students for Palestine too

  6. Typical disrespectful & ignorant rabble.

    Good on Julia, Ted et al for supporting the 1 minute's silence at Olympic Games!


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