Friday, November 9, 2012

Australians So Not Into Israel

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, may pander to Israel at international gabfests such as the Bali Democracy Forum where she "ruled out meeting Mr Ahmadinejad 'for all the obvious reasons', citing Iran's nuclear program and opposition to Israel"*...

And forty odd Australian mythistory nuts may gather at Beersheva [sic: Beersheba], Israel [sic: occupied Palestine] to re-enact the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, enabling this week's Australian Jewish News to feature a photograph of them on horseback, dressed in AIF uniforms and bearing Australian and Israeli flags, under the - cough - banner headline United in Battle...

However, the latest BBC Country Ratings Poll indicate that 65% of Australians view Israel negatively.

[*Gillard co-chairs Bali Democracy Forum, George Roberts,, 8/11/12]

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