Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Age of Antisemitism

The Melbourne Age newspaper is a shining example of why Fairfax is in trouble. At a time when Syria murders and tortures its own people, and has killed more innocent civilians in the last year than Israel has in the last sixty years, the Age prints letters critical of... You guessed it.

The first is by a well known liar and antisemite, Patricia Phillippou (see Vexnews' excellent takedown here).
Why are we not hearing more about the fact that Israel has granted a US company the first licence to explore for gas and oil in the occupied Golan Heights? Israel would control the pipeline.  
While thousands are gassed to death in Syria, quick! Let's talk about Israel. The headline of Phillippou's letter: "Selective Outrage". No kidding!

Patrick Wolfe, another correspondent with form writes:
If the US government really cared about the indiscriminate use of chemical weaponry against civilian populations, it would have objected to Israel using internationally banned phosphorous bombs against the civilian population of Gaza in the course of Operation Cast Lead.
The headline of his letter: "We have had enough". Or more specifically, 'we have had enough of talking about anything except Israel'.

Wolfe's previous achivements include support for the absurd boycott of Israel.  A boycott of Syria? Maybe another time...



Anonymous Ant L said...

Dan, you miss the point yet again. When it comes to conflicts in the wrold, but especially in the Middel East, Israel is the underlying cause.

The letters you refer to merely make this point. Why not just get to the heart of the matteress, Dan? As I've said before about what peace is worth - "Six million. That’s my answer. Write that down". That is the relatively small price of achieving the greatest good for the greatest number. C'mon Dan get out of the ghetto and onto the right side of history.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Ant L said...

Dan, harping on about a few letter-writers is a wastrel of time. What is more distrubing is that you don't even seem to get that they are actually right and in keeping with the best academic thinking this country has.

Do yourself a favour and attend this ANU Conference. You might get up to speed on this issue and stop embarrassing all over yourself.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Antony Loewenstein is Hebrew for "semi-literate cocksucker".

In the Middle-East, Antl, Islam is, and has been since it's invention, the problem.

2:07 PM  

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