Australian Government double standard over Israel

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Australian Government demonstrates double standards over Israel

FOREIGN minister Bob Carr recently expelled Syrian diplomats because of human rights abuses in their country. Yet the Israeli defence force and Israeli settlers shoot, abduct, detain and torture Palestinians in the occupied territories on a daily basis. The Israeli government destroys Palestinian homes on the West Bank.… Go to Article

Letter to the Editor of ‘The Australian’ — ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’

Dear Sir/Ms,

I would like to correct your report ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’ published in today’s (29 Aug 2011) Australian.

I participated in the rally and march to the Max Brenner Chocolate shop at South Bank in Brisbane.

Firstly you portray the protest as ‘them and us’ with only police to keep us apart.… Go to Article

Attempts to stop ‘BDS’ campaign

The Australian newspaper has published an article (8 Aug 2011) ‘Israeli boycotts: ACCC called in about the 19 people arrested in Melbourne protesting against the Max Brenner store’s support of the Israeli Defence Force.

The article claims that ”protesters allegedly blocked potential customers from entering the store as part of an “orchestrated campaign” to impose what the government believes is a secondary boycott on the chocolate and coffee store.”

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Protest against more settlements in Palestine

Editor’s Note: It is interesting that these marches are being led by secular groups such as The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Democratic Front.
Look closely at the flags at the head of the marches and read the reports from the Democratic front website:

In Bil’in, a village in western Ramallah, Israelis used force to disperse demonstrators, injuring dozens and asphyxiating two.

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