I don’t know if anyone has been following this story. An Israeli peace activist Prof. Jeff Halper is currently in Australia on a speaking tour. An ad that was placed in the Australian Jewish News to promote his tour was pulled by the publisher because he “did not like the crowd who are bringing him out”. Mr Magid said:
I am familiar with them. They use their Judaism to bash other Jews and issues associated with the Jewish community
Vivienne Porzsolt, spokeswoman for the tour organisers said:
My feeling is that the powerbrokers want to restrict information to the Jewish community because they don’t want alternative voices heard on the Israel issue.
Why is the pro-Israeli lobby so afraid of any other views? Could the following have anything to do with their fear?
Richard Falk, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said this week that Israels “military assault on densely populated Gaza appeared to constitute a grave war crime”. Haaretz is reporting that IDF soldiers are coming forward to report that seem to confirm the findings of Richard Falk.
Yesterday, the boyf and I attended the Anti-War Rally in Sydney and we heard Prof. Halper speak. Here is a Youtube clip I made of the rally. Other speakers included an Afghan refugee and former members of the Australian Defence Force.