USUAL SUSPECTS TRY TO BLAME ISRAEL FOR THE PALESTINIANS' LACK OF SELF-DETERMINATION.
Advertisement in The AUSTRALIAN tries to undermine today's bipartisan Motion.
The Friends of Palestine and their associates would do better to spend their moneys and energies in encouraging their Arab brethren to become responsible citizens and prove, like Israel has done, that they can form themselves into a responsible national entity which can live in peace and harmony with its neighbours.
In 1947 there was no national group calling itself "Palestinian" among the Arab inhabitants and therefore there was no one to take up the UN offer of the Partition Plan to form themselves into another State alongside Israel. While the combined Arab armies surrounding the fledgling Jewish nation of Israel attacked it from all sides in '48/'49, they had no intention of doing anything other than obliterating Palestine altogether.
Hamas and the hard-line Islamists continue and are still intent on fulfilling their infamous aims even after 60 years. Which other sovereign nation and UN member has to argue for its legitimacy? How dare these signatories to the advertisement argue against our Government's principled stand in protecting the right of Israel to exist in secure and legitimate boundaries?
Congratulations to the Editors of THE AUSTRALIAN newspaper for its fair and unbiased coverage of the true situation vis-a-vis Israel and its neighbours!