Sunday, August 7, 2016

True Believers


"Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Friday it was suspending funding for World Vision's operations in the Palestinian Territories after the manager of the Gaza branch was charged by Israeli prosecutors on Thursday with infiltrating the charity on behalf of Hamas." (Australia suspends charity funding after Israeli allegations, Isabel Kershner, New York Times/Sydney Morning Herald, 6/8/16)


It seems only yesterday that the Israelis were accusing World Vision of having "deep links" with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. (See my 21/9/13 post Behind the Sacking of AusAid.)

I guess 'only yesterday' is a bit too far back in time for the dolts at DFAT though, and anyway, even if the Israelis said, 'Yesterday it was the PFLP, but today it's Hamas, and tomorrow it'll be Little Green Anti-Semites from Mars,' DFAT would still believe their every word.

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