Sunday, July 9, 2017

In the Beginning Was the Word... 1

... and the word was - well, there were actually two - Bob Carr:

"The Indigenous Friends of Israel has been established to counter Bob Carr's anti-Israel comments and to maintain Australia's bipartisan support for Israel. Indigenous Friends of Israel spokesperson Munganbana Norman Miller..." (Indigenous Friends of Israel, j-wire.com, 6/7/17)

That's Pastor MNP, folks, but j-wire doesn't let on - but, we'll return to that in a follow-up post.

"... said the national organisation is concerned at the incendiary language of Bob Carr who is leading the Labor Party down a dangerous path in his attempt to get NSW and then federal Labor endorsement of a Palestinian state while Palestinian leaders do not accept the right of Israel to exist and support terrorism The new organisation has been founded in NAIDOC (National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee) Week.

Now just how cynical is that?!

"Mr Miller said today from Cairns, one of the higher population areas for Indigenous People, 'I support a two-state solution and Israel has offered it in 1947, 2000, 2008 and 2014 etc., but Arab leadership including Yasser Arafat and current Palestinian Authority Mamoud [sic] Abbas have rejected it. Also, Hamas who are in control of Gaza have vowed to annihilate Israel and drive every Jew into the sea. It is a terrorist organisation, recognised as such by the Australian and other governments. At this stage there is no viable Palestinian state...

And that's just the way we and our friends want it, eh Pastor?

"... until the government's of the West Bank and Gaza sort out their difficulties.

Those "difficulties" having nothing whatever to do, of course, with one of history's longest-ever occupations.

"Who will the Labor Party and possibly Labor in government recognise?

Oh yes, an absolutely burning question for all of Australia's Indigenous people, eh Pastor?

"Miller added: 'A unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state is likely to further discourage the Palestinians from coming to the negotiating table...

From which they're bound to walk away, past practice and all, eh Pastor?

"... for a peaceful settlement, something they have shown great reluctance to do already. Land swaps have been discussed to make a Palestinian state viable but such a state needs to recognize Israel as a Jewish state with secure borders and call off terrorism including spending millions of overseas aid money on payments to the families of terrorists and promoting hatred of Jews in its schoolchildren. It is simply untrue to maintain that Israel is an apartheid state. As Indigenous people, we know what apartheid is...

So Australia's an apartheid state, but Israel's not... right... So what's Israel then?

"Israel is a beacon of democracy in the Middle East and has Arab Members of the Knesset and has Arabs living peacefully and working in all walks of life enjoying their democratic freedoms. I want to finish with a well-known quote from Edmund Burke, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do thing. Barbara Miller told J-Wire: 'We have ten initial members and growing. We'll make a real effort to build it with contacts we already have all round the nation."

Stay tuned for In the Beginning Was the Word... 2

11 comments:

Grappler said...

All the standard hasbara memes! "Beacon of democracy", "offer of a two-state solution", "needs to recognise Israel as a Jewish State".

I wonder what these indigenous people would say if they were asked to recognise Australia as a white state?

MERC said...

As you'll see, MNM, is off with the Christian Zionist pixies.

PB said...

There'll be money involved somewhere. Aboriginals are to Israel what Toucans are to pizza....completely irrelevant.

MERC said...

Not quite, there's more to it than that. Native Americans and Australian aborigines are viewed as a potential opportunity for Zionist propagandists to cultivate and manipulate, with a view to obtaining from them some kind of bogus testimony to the effect that 'the Jewish people', not the Palestinian Arabs, are the actual indigenous inhabitants of Palestine/Israel. It's a highly cynical, exploitative and disgusting business. Indigenous people, already hooked on the Old Testament, are ideologically vulnerable to this kind of manipulation.

Mannie De Saxe said...

.....and of course as we all know, Australia is NOT an apartheid state????? There are none so blind......!

MERC said...

My take on the application of the word'apartheid' to Australia: Desperately seeking Australian Apartheid (26/8/13)

Anonymous said...

Lord Moses Haim Montefiore was an early British zionist and a financier.

Anonymous said...

Merc, totally agree with your assessment. Indigenous Friends of Israel will also provide a buttress to criticism and an obfisication to affiliations, the perfect Trojan Horse. The irony of MNM supporting Israel while indigenous people are suffering welfare quarantining under the Fed Gov Intervention program, lower educational and health outcomes, lower socio economic status and higher incarceration rates, etc. Hard to see why on earth MNM feels Israel needs his support, should be the reverse, Israeli Friends of Indigenous Australians!

Grappler said...

Off topic MERC but it would appear that the Australian Ambassador to the UN was, once again, on the wrong side of history in the recent declaration by UNESCO of the old city of Hebron as a world heritage site. I don't have a good link but the Guardian article says that 3 countries voted against it and I saw somewhere that Australia was one of them - my guess (only that) is US, Israel, and Australia. 6 countries abstained.

MERC said...

IMO, one of the worst aspect of msm reporting is the failure to report the details of UN votes, and there seeems to a strange delay on UN sites in registering such details. As far as I know, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has 21 members and there were 6 abstentions. Australia's not on the committee.

Grappler said...

Thanks MERC for clarification.