Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I'm sure some of his best friends are Jewish too...

Moammar Mashni of Australians for Jihad Australians for Palestine is fed up being called an anti-Semite, according to his letter in today's Australian.
AT the risk of sounding like a cracked record, let us be clear, again, about what the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) call from Palestinian civil society is actually about.

It is about recognising the inalienable rights of the Palestinian refugees; about ending the illegal military occupation; and about ending the systematic discrimination of Palestinian citizens in Israel.

It also specifically renounces all forms of racism including anti-Semitism. How can it be that any criticism of Israel is automatically anti-Semitic? How can a legitimate BDS target, such as Max Brenner (the Israeli business with strong links to the Israeli Defence Force), be automatically anti-Jewish?

And since when did a BDS protest have anything to do with 9/11 as suggested by John Ferguson ("Unions' anti-Israel campaign puts ACTU, Labor on the spot", 3-4/9)?

Why is there a near singular narrative that continues to misrepresent the voice of Palestine in this debate?
There certainly is a near singular narrative that continues to misrepresent the 'voice of Palestine' - his.

The Hamas charter states, unequivocally that:
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." and "There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
Nice people. Yet Mashni and his mates continually try to dishonestly suggest that Palestinians are serious about peace and Israel is the problem.

Naturally Mashni is also adamant that his boycott movement isn't anti-Semitic. However this doesn't reconcile with the fact that Australians for Palestine, the organisation he represents, called for a boycott of Westfield due to their owner, Frank Lowy, a Jew. The undeniable fact is that the BDS campaign singles out Jewish, Australian owned businesses and can quite fairly be described as antisemitic.

When this site exposed their antisemitism (and it was picked up by Andrew Bolt and others) they quickly edited their web page which now simply claims Westfield deserves to be boycotted because it sponsors the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Checking the Chamber's sponsorship page it seems so do a lot of fine organisations, including the National Australia Bank and Australia Post, both of which have had a Muslim CEO. I'm sure Australians for Palestine will be boycotting them any, moment, now...

Unlike Australians for Palestine, as offensive as they are at least Hamas are honest about their objectives.

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Anonymous Punk of the day at blogger said...

As you once reported, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Well done.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

The quote originates from this fellow.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous foxy said...

this guy and his noted fellow traveller/s make me laugh. They don't have anything against jews per se, just coincidently against almost anyone who is one.

they must wish they could time travel back to 1933....

12:44 PM  

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