Saturday, June 4, 2016

How to Stop Tanya Plibersek in Her Tracks

For what it's worth - fuck all! - here's federal Labor's July 2015 policy fudge on Israeli settlements:

"Recognises that settlement building by Israel in the occupied territories that may undermine a two-state solution is a roadblock to peace. Labor calls on Israel to cease all such settlement expansion to support renewed negotiations toward peace... 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..."

Returning to earth, here's the latest on the inexorable Israeli colonisation of the occupied West Bank:

"In a move which most analysts agree portends another massive expansion of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the Civil Administration has brought in a special team to 'remap' some 15,000 acres of 'state-owned' land in the territory. The remapping on the one hand is done to label territory as 'military fire zones', which is then used to justify the military expelling the Arabs living in those areas, even those built before the occupation, as 'illegal' and give the land to settlements." (Israel remaps West Bank for massive settlement expansions, Jason Ditz,, 31/5/16)

Shadow FM Tanya - Once was Warrior - Plibersek is, of course, currently on the campaign trail.

If any of you out there manage to get her ear, you might like to ask whether she's aware of this rogue development, and if so, will she be calling on Israel to cease such settlement expansion forthwith.

If stopping a politician in her tracks is your thing, that should do the trick. 


Grappler said...

As you said, MERC, it's worth f**k all! They have all sold out - including the Greens - to the rich and powerful Zionist crowd and they're aided in this by the MSM (all 3 of them!) in failing to point out to Australians the ramifications of supporting Israeli aggression and in attacking those who do. Most Australians believe in fairness and justice but the way the MSM portrays it, it is the poor victim Israelis with their modern armaments (including nuclear weapons) who are the ones suffering injustice. You couldn't make this up!

Gabi said...

Somehow Australian politicians manage to deny the fact that stealing of Palestinian land to build more and more settlements constitutes a breach of international law. They listen to Israeli hasbara rather than reading actual history, and manage to come to this conclusion . . . not unlawful, so that's all right then. This is either extraordinarily dumb, or Israeli hasbara has done its job well. Either way, just ignore Palestinian rights, because, after all, "there is no such thing as a Palestinian." Shameful, truly shameful.

MERC said...

Gabi, ever get the feeling that our FM, Julie Bishop, is simply too busy jogging and shopping for clothes to bother with international law and its application to the Palestinian territories?