Melbourne Herald Sun writer Alan Howe just doesn’t like Arabs too much. All those free trips to Israel thanks to the Zionist lobby have worked a treat. The Jewish community must be so proud that one of the strongest advocates for Israel in the Australian media also really hates Palestinians. Well done!
His latest piece, in today’s paper, attacks Federal Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon for, well, being alive but especially her backing of BDS, that evil plan to ethically cleanse all Jews from Palestine. Oh wait.
Rhiannon also supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group that targets Jewish companies doing business with Israel. The idea is to economically cripple the only democracy in the Middle East and the one country in which the region’s Arabs are guaranteed safety.
Rhiannon has boasted that South African cleric Desmond Tutu had written to support the boycotts.
Crikey, Tutu must have some time on his hands. You’d reckon the famed campaigner for freedom and democracy, and opponent of homophobia, would have been busy sorting out Zimbabwe, right next door.
Robert Mugabe has destroyed that country, kills his opponents and persecutes gays, who are described by their president as repugnant and repulsive – “I don’t believe they have any rights at all”. They are “lower than pigs and dogs”, he adds, fearful deputies nodding in agreement.
Tutu has criticised Mugabe in the past, but it’s more bark than bite.
Those Jewish dogs are different, though. Tutu and Rhiannon will sort them out.
Last month, as part of the campaign against Israel in those violent protests outside the Max Brenner chocolate shop in Melbourne, 19 demonstrators and three police were injured.
Some prominent Australians met to drink hot chocolate outside the Brenner shop some days later in a counter protest against the violence.
Smarter than Rhiannon, they know about the 1930s and where violent protests against Jewish traders may end. It was a colourful time of brownshirts, blackshirts, and yellow Stars of David. The streets ran red. The Green Senator should read up on it.