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Far from being peaceful supporters of the well-recognised right of the Palestinian people to have their own state one day, Members and Senators representing the Greens in the Commonwealth Parliament continue to openly advocate for boycotts against Israel, attend demonstrations alongside terrorism supporters, and use the language of some of the world’s ugliest Israel haters.
The defection of seven British Labour MPs, accusing their own party of becoming “institutionally antisemitic”, and the accusations made against US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar saw much coverage of debates about the use of common antisemitic tropes.
His (oft repeated) prescription for “peace building” is the carrot and stick approach: a carrot for the Palestinians and a stick for the Israelis. Recognise a Palestinian state forthwith, without any demands or pre-conditions; pressure Israel through boycott and vilification.
Issues with the content aside, what was most disturbing about Sachs’ words were that they are presented as being representative of a large part of New Zealand’s Jewish community.
Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas
As expected, Malaysia’s recycled Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has resumed his Israel-hating ways, this time taking out his bigotry on, of all people, paralympic swimmers.
ALLEGATIONS of anti-Semitism have been prominent in international news lately, with Jeremy Corbyn’s British Labour Party in crisis, accused even by some of his own MPs of tolerating or even practising anti-Semitism.