Slamming Muslims won’t solve Israel’s issues

I sent the following (now unpublished) letter to the Sydney Morning Herald:

Israel’s raid on the Gaza flotilla has been almost universally condemned but Paul Sheehan (Beware the words of a wolf dressed in sheikh’s clothing, 7 June) asserts that Muslim fundamentalists, the Left and Greens have formed an unholy alliance to destroy the Jewish state. Increasing global opposition to Israel’s behaviour in the West Bank and Gaza is primarily due to the country’s blatant ignoring of international law. Just this week famed British writer Ian Banks called for a cultural and educational boycott of Israel to “convince Israel of its moral degradation and ethical isolation, preferably by simply having nothing to do with this outlaw state.”
The Australian Greens are the only major Australian political party that aren’t afraid to demand Israel comply with humanitarian law.

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