Monday, March 08, 2010

'35 distinguished Jews' reject Israeli policy

Of Australia's estimated 120,000 Jewish population, 35 "distinguished Jews" have signed a petition opposing Israel's "law of return" which grants foreign Jews Israeli citizenship:

Some of the key signatories include world-renowned ethicist Peter Singer, actor Miriam Margolyes, legendary feminist campaigner Eva Cox, La Trobe University’s Dennis Altman, Monash University’s Andrew Benjamin, Sydney University’s David Goodman and John Docker, legal scholar GJ Lindell, best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein, writers Susan Varga and Sara Dowse, ANU’s Ned Curthoys and many others.

Antony Loewenstein a distinguished Jew? Whatever. The most distinguisihing factor about this group is that is represents less than .03% of the Australian Jewish population. Those desiring more information about this mass movement can contact Loewenstein directly: he'll be happy to provide a self-promotional interview, of course.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Yes, but not as "distinguished" as his Father, also a signatory.

I wonder if "Ben Zonar" will be signing this time around...

It's been All Israel All The Time this month in the media, so I wonder if Loewenstein's fragile ego will be able to tolerate not getting much attention for Yet Another petition by the very same group of attention whores.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

35 people is slightly less than a typical class at a public school.

I'll bet however that some, probably Fairfax owned newspapers won't be able to resist reporting this 'brave' initiative.

And yet, were I to find (say) 35 dissident Chinese, they wouldn't get a mention.

Hell, I could probably find 35 people who support child rape, if I looked hard enough. And again, they wouldn't get any publicity for their grossly unpopular views.

But slag off Israel...

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not give Dan Lewis his/her own anti-Ant blog? Seems he/she is the only who gives a rat's about the anti-Ant posts.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous J.M. Heinrichs said...

There is no such thing as an "anti-Ant post". There are, however, numerous posts intended to support the Ant's improvement.


2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Becky, have you managed to find Bridges yet? Waiting for an update on your post but suspect there won't be one.

4:02 PM  

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