Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wongder Woman to the Rescue

Only in The Australian could you find a headline like this:

Labor to cast Israel adrift after 40 years

Apparently, casting poor little Israel adrift means that the NSW branch of the party is aiming to pass a resolution at this month's state conference that would "force the ALP national conference to adopt the same position next year, effectively ensuring federal Labor goes to the next election with a foreign policy position of unqualified recognition for a state of Palestine." (Simon Benson, 3/7/17)

Oh, how could they? I am shocked! SHOCKED!

But wait, what's this?

Labor's Wongder Woman has risen up to foil this dastardly plot:

"Penny Wong has said a NSW Labor conference motion that urges the next Labor government to recognise Palestine would not determine Labor's federal Israel." (Penny Wong says NSW Labor won't dictate Labor's position on Palestine, Gabrielle Chan, theguardian.com, 3/7/17)



Anonymous said...

A line in the sand drawn by the SA and the NSW Labor parties, interesting times. Maybe Labor can finally be brave and bold, standing for something other than Medicare and education.

Vacy said...

Clever piece.. Wongder Woman brilliant. I wonder what dirt or dirty carrot Israel has on Wong and Plibersek