Following former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s article in yesterday’s Melbourne Age about welcoming Hamas into the diplomatic fold, this sterling letter in today’s paper:
Malcolm Fraser (Comment, 11/8) highlights the absurdity of Israel’s claim to be the only democracy in the Middle East when it has brutally punished Palestinians for democratically electing their own government. It apparently believes that the cobbled-together coalition Israeli governments are more democratic and equal than a Palestinian government with a clear mandate to rule.
Public relations experts employed by the Israeli Government must have the world’s most difficult task as they try to justify the dissonance between Israeli rhetoric and actions.
Margaret Cassar, Westbourne Park, SA