XYZ News understands that Penny Wong was raided overnight by the AFP for her antisemitic decision to reverse Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Uncorroborated sources claim the foreign minister threatened officers with a dildo. They also found extremist literature and dozens of half eaten cans of tuna.
They didn’t find any cats:
Several Jewish community leaders say they were blindsided by the Albanese government’s decision to reverse recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, describing the handling of the issue as “shoddy” and “a gratuitous insult”.
A Labor parliamentarian has also privately said the government “mishandled” the sensitive issue and should not be “making foreign policy on the fly” after Israel’s foreign ministry summoned the Australian ambassador to demand an explanation.
Jewish community representatives were surprised by a Guardian Australia report on Monday revealing the Morrison government-era decision was being reversed, and contacted the government seeking clarity.
It is understood a number of community representatives were informed on Monday that no decision had been made, only to be notified the following morning of the outcome of Tuesday’s cabinet meeting shortly before the public announcement.
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said it was “extremely disappointed” the government had made the decision in an “opaque manner” without public consultation or opportunity for public debate.
The group said stakeholders had “simply been presented with a fait accompli” and noted “with regret that this decision was communicated to us on the Jewish holyday of Simchat Torah, when we were precluded from making any public response”.
“There is a bitter irony in the fact that the government made its decision in the way that it did on a day when Jews celebrate receiving the Torah, the ethical basis of western civilisation,” it said.
They never mention the talmud, do they…
Remarkably, the ABC is running cover for the ALP’s vile hatred of jews, attempting to pass off the decision as a return to the status quo:
The Albanese Labor government’s decision to reverse its predecessor’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has elicited a predictable reaction from Israel and its supporters in Australia.
Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned what he described as a “hasty response” to indications in the Australian media Canberra was about to shift ground on recognition of West Jerusalem.
Guardian Australia had noted a change on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
In Australia, Colin Rubenstein, spokesman for the Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), called the reversal a “pointless own goal”.
This decision by the government is not only deeply disappointing, [it] risks denting Australia’s credibility with some of our closest allies.
Is this true?
The short answer is that it is unlikely Australia’s “credibility” will be harmed by a decision that reinstates what has been, until recently, a status quo policy under successive Labor and Coalition governments.
Rather, the decision announced by Foreign Minister Penny Wong will likely reinforce Canberra’s reputation as a middle power seeking to navigate its way in the shifting sands of Middle East politics.
Importantly, Australia’s neighbours in the region, including principally Indonesia, have welcomed the decision.
The simple fact is Australia has now realigned itself with all its friends and allies, with the exception of the United States, in its decision to again recognise Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.
Under US President Donald Trump, Washington had diverted from the policy of his predecessors and recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017. The following year, the US embassy was moved there.
The Morrison government then followed the US lead, without moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This was a half, or three-quarter, step towards all-out recognition.
The ABC is playing the Donald Trump card, deflecting criticism for its genocidal hatred of Israel by saying the ALP wanted to reverse a policy made by the bigot Donald Trump. Yet as Trump has recently reminded everybody, no American President did more for Israel than he did.
Therefore, criticism of Donald Trump is antisemitic.
Moreover, the ABC makes the antisemitic accusation that the Morrison government was attempting to curry favour with jewish voters in a bi-election:
Circumstances surrounding Canberra’s precipitate decision in 2018 to recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital are relevant.
That decision coincided with the lead-up to a knife-edge by-election in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, where there is a significant Jewish population. The byelection was called to fill a casual vacancy caused by the resignation from parliament of former Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull.
As it turned out, the Morrison government’s decision to overturn what had been settled Australian policy did not yield the desired result. The independent Kerryn Phelps won the seat.
Everybody knows that jewish Australians never vote along sectarian lines or collude with one another to advance the interests of their own religio-ethnic group to the exclusion of others. They are all patriotic individuals who see themselves as Australians first, and only practice their jewish faith privately. They’re practically more Australian than many Australians.
Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:
- Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
- Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
- Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
- Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
- Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
- Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
- Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
- Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
- Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.
- Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
- Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.
The Australian government has violated this definition on three grounds:
- Its decision is an implicit criticism of Israeli policy, and by extension a criticism of all jews. It implies that Israel has not done all it can to accomodate the wishes of the Palestinians, and that the representatives of the Palestinians have not been completely unreasonable in their dealings with the Israeli government. It risks legitimising pro-Palestinian critiques of Israel which compare its actions to National Socialist Germany, which is antisemitism.
- To be recognised as a legitimate state on par with the rest of the world, a state must have its capital recognised internationally. Thus refusing to recognise Israel’s capital is a denial of Jewish people of their right to self determination, which is antisemitism.
- The claim – “Australia’s neighbours in the region, including principally Indonesia, have welcomed the decision. The simple fact is Australia has now realigned itself with all its friends and allies” – ignores the fact that many of Australia’s neighbours in the region are islamic countries which call for, aid, or justify the killing or harming of Jews in the name of an extremist view of religion, which is antisemitism.
In summary, Labor are the real racists. Hopefully this mess can be cleared up as soon as possible so that Israel can focus on its policy of mass immigration to boost its economy, because without mass immigration, Israel will not survive.