Friday, 20 June 2014

Australia: Dhimmy or Whore?




Et tu, Julia Bishop?



Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop
backtracked on statements against the term
"Occupied East Jerusalem"







Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, while still leader of the Liberal opposition in December 2012, had told Haaretz that a government he leads will be "unashamedly and unapologetically pro-Israel, akin to that of [Canadian Prime Minister] Stephen Harper's Conservative government"

In an interview with the Times of Israel, Julie Bishop (a lawyer in her former life) questioned the accuracy of the term "occupied East Jerusalem", stating:


“I would like to see which international law has declared them [Jewish settlements] illegal.”

Also, earlier this month, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis, speaking in Parliament, said that the administration does not consider the eastern section of Israel’s capital city to be “occupied.” The next day, in a statement drafted in coordination with Bishop and Peter Varghese, secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – following a lively debate among Australian lawmakers – Brandis reinforced the message, saying:

“The description of east Jerusalem as ‘occupied East Jerusalem’ is a term freighted with pejorative implications, which is neither appropriate nor useful. It should not and will not be the practice of the Australian government to describe areas of negotiation in such judgemental language.”


Just for a little while I thought that Australia's new government would be different and I was quite proud of it. But, threatened with blackmailed with economic sanctions by Arab Palestinians and local Muslims, Australia backtracked on its honourable opposition to the term "Occupied East Jerusalem". So, today they are just another dhimmy - or a kind of  "whore of Babylon" and dancing around the golden Camel, if you forgive me for getting my metaphors and bible-stories all mixed up: being ashamed of my government does that to me! Pffft !











Part of the article above  comes from  here
h/t :Vlad



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