May 08, 2004


"If I were a Jew," writes the Melbourne Herald Sunís Andrew Bolt, "I'd be frightened by the letters of hate in this town's newspapers this week." Silent Running has a follow-up to the propaganda art story that led to the sadly predictable mail outrage.

UPDATE. Meg Lees staffer Gary Sauer-Thompson -- who has some form on this subject -- sneers at David Bernsteinís defence of Israel.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 8, 2004 12:48 AM

Nothing has changed since the 1930s. Jews die, no one cares. All I can say is... where do I sign up for the resistance?

Posted by: AuSkeptic at May 8, 2004 at 03:25 AM

And as a non Jew I am just very irritated

Posted by: Scottie at May 8, 2004 at 06:02 AM

I look forward to a window display in the CBD of Sydney or Melbourne showing the pertinent facts about Palestinians since 1948. I look forward to this display being superimposed on a crescent, the symbol of Islam, in red - the colour of blood. This list of atrocities committed by the arab world and palestinians against Israel and Jews is endless. The problem is, no window would be large enough to hold the display. But we could start with a few basic facts (the problem with the loony left is that they delight in never allowing a few basis facts to interfere with their agenda):

1.There has never been a Palestinian state.
2.As far back as the 1850s (yes, over 150 years!) Jerusalem has had a Jewish majority (the only time in recent memory that it did not was during the time of Jordanian occupation).
3.From 1948 to 1967, under Jordanians rule, all Jews (and note, not just Israelis) were forbidden to live in the eastern part of Jerusalem. The eastern party of Jerusalem was "off limits" to Jews. I call that "apartheid", don't you?.
4.From 1948 to 1967, when Jordan ruled the west bank and East Jerusalem (Jerusalem was divided), all Jews (and again, please note, not just Israelis) were forbidden to pray at their holy places located under Jordanian rule, in particular the Wailing Wall.
5.Under the so called brutal Israeli occupation, Moslems have always had access to their holy shrines and Islamic shrines have always been respected. And again note, Islamic authorities have always retained jurisdiction over the Temple Mount and all other Islamic holy shrines since 1967.
6.In 1948 and after, the Jordanians destroyed ancient Synagogues and Jewish graves located in eastern half of Jerusalem.
7.Under present Jordanian law, all Jews (and note again, not just Israelis) are forbidden to purchase land in Jordan.
8.Hamas has issued many declarations calling for the extermination of Israel and the ethnic cleansing of all Jews from the land (and note again, this "Jew" cleansing is not just from the Gaza strip and the so called "occupied territories").
The list is endless, this list doesn't even begin to address the thousands upon thousands of innocent Israeli men, women and children who have been deliberately murdered by Palestinians since 1948; whether that be through constant terrorist incursions, suicide bombings, airport bombings, airline hijackings and murders, Olympic murders, kidnaps, etc. etc. The list is endless. The war of the Palestinians against the state of Israel and the Jewish people is endless.

As Golda Meir said over thirty years ago, when the Palestinians love their children more than they love killing Jews, there will be peace.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 8, 2004 at 11:33 AM

Frightened too by the literally hundreds of attacks on Jews which have occurred in this country since Camp David talks broke down in 2000, and which have, disgracefully, gone largely unreported by the media, especially the sanctinomious ABC!

Posted by: Brian. at May 10, 2004 at 02:07 AM