As Andrew Landeryou notes:
There’s a lot we don’t know about Australian-Israeli alleged spy Ben Zygier, other than there’s a grieving family and one of our friends and allies, Israel, known for its robust democracy and rigorous judicial system, appears to have caught him committing a serious criminal offence
Indeed nobody really knows much at all. So the ABC, evidently looking for an expert in knowing nothing, decided Antony Loewenstein would be a useful interview candidate on the subject.
The Jewish community, who for the most part have ignored Loewenstein as little more than a joke, have finally realised that the taxpayer funded ABC can do a lot better.
Peter Wertheim, a Jewish leader has written a point by point takedown of Loewenstein's comments. In summary, he doesn't know what the hell he is talking about (no news to readers of this blog) and the ABC, by giving him airtime has demonstrated it doesn't know what it's doing either.
Read it all
Vexnews' takedown is far less polite
and repeats some of Loewenstein's earlier comments that should surely make any ABC producer think twice before taking him seriously. Apparently not. Your tax dollars at work, people.
Despite a point by point rebuttal by Wertheim of his weak arguments, Loewenstein's reply
, as always is not forthcoming. Instead he merely sneers and believes this is 'proof' of some great conspiracy.
If nothing else, this plays into the worst stereotypes of under-handed Jewish behaviour. Another own goal; well done lobby.
Oooooohhhh. "The lobby"... Booga booga booga! Whatever, Loewenstein.
Can't wait to hear Loewestein's original dissertation at the forthcoming Marxism conference. Seriously. If only I could find the time to attend...
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