Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wake Up, Australia

On 22/1/09 a quarter page ad, The Slaughter in Gaza, appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald. It condemned Israel's war crimes in Gaza, and called on the Australian Government to do likewise. There were 38 signatories - academics, union leaders, lawyers, politicians, writers, entertainers and media people.

On 31/1/09 a full-page ad, Irish Call for Justice for Palestine, appeared in The Irish Times. It also condemned Israel's war crimes in Gaza, and called on the Irish Government to impose an arms embargo against Israel, boycott all Israeli goods and services, and work for the suspension of Israel's privileged access to the EU market. There were approximately 300 signatories - academics, union leaders, lawyers, politicians, writers, entertainers and media people.

Ireland has less than a quarter of Australia's population.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

frustrating isn't it when you get all the worlds left wing on board , UN , Media , Arab & Muslim world, the odd Sth American despot and all the other riffraff and still the Palestinians have no ''Islamic ' state of their own.

Anonymous said...

How many Irish does it take to change a light globe? Perhaps Australians have too much sense to believe Palestinian propaganda.

MERC said...

"Global Peace Index: Israel hits rock bottom - Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Israel 136th out of 140 countries..." (ynetnews.com) And that was on 20/5/08! After Gaza, it'd be 140th. The Zionist drivel above helps explain why Israel is on the rocks, and reflects the need for a revival of the old UN Zionism is racism resolution of 1975.

Anonymous said...

keep wishing merc maybe one day the Palestinians will have just one hitec company listed on the NASDAQ , whilst Israel has dozens and dozens, just have a look how many Nobel prizes Israelis and Jews have been awarded, I guess the Palestinains are working on the next best suicide bomb belt..

Anonymous said...

I wonder where the two anon clowns (giving us a bad name) were during the slaughter? Probably too busy doing this .

MERC said...

Yes Anon 10:05, too clever by half: "After the dotcom bubble burst in 2000, Israel's economy was devastated, facing its worst year since 1953. Then came 9/11, and suddenly new profit vistas opened up... Much of this growth has been in the so-called homeland security sector... The key products and services are high-tech fences, unmanned drones, biometric IDs, video and audio surveillance gear, air passenger profiling and prisoner interrogation systems - precisely the tools and technologies Israel has used to lock in the occupied territories." (Naomi Klein, How war was turned into a brand, The Guardian, 16/6/07)Position 140 coming up.

Gaston said...

I'm hoping you have a big article on Mr Sheridan's sick-making piece yesterday....

MERC said...

Gaston, So many sick-making Zionist articles, so little time. But it's on my to-do list.

Robert said...

Bore it up 'em, Merc. The rabid Zionist loonies whom you attract to your Comments make for a most entertaining read.