We are in Australia. We don’t live the life of an Israeli. It was reported yesterday that the majority of Israelis were and are against the previous evacuation of Gush Katif (Aza or Gaza).
Are we, as Jews not living there going to tell them they are wrong, while we lounge in the relative comfort of Melbourne?
And so, I will confine my views to those emanating from the Australian political landscape,
I am friendly with Michael Danby, a stalwart within the Labor Party and a shining star. Mark Dreyfus or his office never respond to my communication.
At the end of the day, to talk about a two state solution as observers in Australia is complete and utter baloney, and grossly misses the point.
There is currently NO PARTNER FOR PEACE. I do not think it is necessary to justify such a fact. It is self-evident and is the view of the Israeli Government.
IF AND ONLY IF there is partner, one can begin to talk about two states.
That reality is lost in the labor party’s discussions where the left clearly hold sway.
The transparent remarks as typified by the weekly letters to the Australian Jewish News, that we should be applauding Michael (and Mark) and two others is correct, however, the suggestion that THIS is the front page news is an attempt to deflect from the primary issue. The primary issue is not about two states. It is about whether there is a partner for peace, and what the Labor party did not say.
In my opinion statements which elide this primary issue as enunciated by the elected Government of Israel are defective and deflective of reality.
I do not know what the Liberals will say, but the Greens already have shown their lying yellow colour, when their leader changed his mind a few days after being elected. The Greens are the up and comers and the most dangerous party in respect of support for the only true democracy in the region. They are the Marmara of Australia, often wearing the clothing of the mujahideen under their vegetable-derived suits.