Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bill Shorten Gives Bibi the Biff

The Israeli colonisation of the Israeli-occupied West Bank rolls on and on and on:

"The Israeli government has approved an additional $18m to pay for West Bank settlements." (Israel approves extra $18m for West Bank settlements, AFP, theguardian.com, 20/6/16)

But wait... what's this?

The formidable, utterly fearless Bill Shorten, armed with federal Labor's awesome July 2015 policy on Israeli settlements is, even as I type these words, on the blower to Netanyahu:

Listen up, Bibi, I'm going to read the riot act to you, OK? Here goes:

"Labor... recognises that settlement building by Israel in the occupied territories... is a roadblock to peace. Labor calls on Israel to cease all such settlement expansion... If... there is no progress in the next round of the peace process, a future Labor government will discuss joining like-minded nations who have already recognised Palestine... "

So stop it, OK?

Bibi? Bibi? Are you there, Bibi?


Just kidding.


Grappler said...

I am willing to bet that even that unbearably pusillanimous statement by Shorten will have resulted in a phone call from Danby!

Anonymous said...

I am willing to bet that the conversation would be all about donations from Zionist billionaires to the Labor Party.

International law, human rights and public opinion would be superfluous.

As criminologists say: follow the money.

Anonymous said...

"At least its an improvement. Further developments will have to wait until Shorten & Plibersek are replaced, as both are beholden to the zionist lobby."

Who isn't?