Friday, March 21, 2014

Clarification Sought

Notice how Netanyahu describes criticism of Israel as vilification:

"In a world where Israel is vilified, castigated, where a beleaguered democracy is defending its very life against radical Islamist forces, we don't always get credit..." Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, quoted in Netanyahu plans historic visit, John Lyons/ Jared Owens, The Australian, 20/3/14)

Notice how local Zionist lobbyist, Peter Wertheim, describes criticism of a "group" as vilification:

"The Jewish community has been at the forefront of opposition to changes to the [Racial Discrimination] Act. Peter Wertheim, head of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, points out laws against vilification operate in Britain, Canada... 'The protections provided by section 18C are similar to those that exist under defamation laws, but the protections extend to groups and not merely individuals'." (The recovery of liberty, Christian Kerr, The Australian, 20/3/14)

When is someone - anyone - in the corporate media going to ask the ubiquitous Mr Wertheim what he means by "group," and specifically, whether the term encompasses Israel/Israelis/Zionists?

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