The following item by Alex Mitchell appeared in the Naked Eye column in last Sunday’s Sun Herald newspaper:
Take a bow, writer and journalist Antony Loewenstein. He’s written My Israel Question, to be published next month by Melbourne University Press headed by Louise Adler. It is the book every serious-minded Australian has been waiting to read and details the mechanics of Israel’s relentless propaganda war to demonise the internationally backed claims of the Palestinian people. The value of Loewenstein’s book became apparent when Federal Labor MP Michael Danby, an ultra-Zionist, demanded Loewenstein’s publishers should “drop this whole disgusting project” because it was “an attack on the mainstream Australian Jewish community.” When Danby was demanding, “Don’t buy the book”, it hadn’t been completed and he hadn’t read it.