Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Say What?

May 1948

Federal Greens Leader Richard Di Natale speaks to journalists at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
May 2015

Consistent with Greens policy, I have always supported a peaceful, two-state solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict that upholds the legitimate rights and aspirations of both the Palestinian and Israeli people to live in peace and security in their own independent, sovereign states. My comments in the AJN piece were intended to reflect that view and that view alone. I have never believed that the establishment of a ‘Jewish state’ (as opposed to an ‘Israeli state’) is conducive to this outcome and I absolutely do not support that goal.
Richard Di Natale

There is no Jewish state and we don't want one.

Did I miss something?

When did that happen? Why wasn't I told?

Are you a member, voter or supporter of the Australian Greens?

Another tough question for anyone who has anything to do with the Greens  ...

Definition Of Antisemitism

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities. In addition, such manifestations could also target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity"
May 2015
I think a good baseline is: Do you think that Israel has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people, and are you aware of the particular circumstances of Jewish history that might prompt that need and desire? And if your answer is no, if your notion is somehow that that history doesn’t matter, then that’s a problem, in my mind. If, on the other hand, you acknowledge the justness of the Jewish homeland,... blah blah blah.
Pope Francis
May 2015
  “whoever does not accept the Jewish people and does not accept the State of Israel, which has a right to exist, is guilty of anti-Semitism.”

The question?

Do you know what racist intransigence looks like?

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