Friday, April 11, 2008


Israel muzzles dove of peace

Ed O'Loughinkop, Jerusalem
April 11, 2008

ISRAELI customs authorities have thwarted the efforts of an Australian tourist to deliver a "peace dove" to a destination in Melbourne where it was to have been used as a symbol of peace and reconciliation at various peace rallies across the country.

The Australian tourist who arrived in the country en route home from Greece told authorities that he had the dove stuffed and mounted last week by a taxidermist in Tel Aviv.

He said he was intending to display his prized possession at a series of peace rallies to promote peaceful discussion and debate between supporters of Hezbollah, Hamas and Fatah in his adopted country, Australia.

The tourist, who declined to be named, accused the authorities of silencing that debate and said they were callously using the country’s laws which ban dove stuffing as a “pretence to prevent me from passing on the peace message to my countrymen”. He was held overnight without charge and remains in police custody.

This latest incident comes in the wake of the news that Israel was stifling peaceful debate by banning the broadcasts of peace activists at Ram FM which authorities claim was operating without a broadcast licence. The Israelis have closed down the station's Jerusalem studios.

A spokesman for the Israeli Communications Ministry confirmed that a stuffed bird had been confiscated after a tourist, identified only as Mr T Mokbel, attempted to post the item to Australia from the Ashkelon Post Office without paying the full postage of 15 shekels. Customs authorities were then alerted and discovered the bird had been stuffed with, among other things, 32 grams of high grade heroin.


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Anonymous said...

The story's been picked up by Loewenschwein

Jews avoiding reality
Published by
Antony Loewenschwein
11 April 2008 in Israel.
Israel muzzles dove of peace

As if we needed any proof that these Jews who have illegally occupied another nation and people for decades care at all for peace.

(Of course, leading Zionists simply mouth platitudes about Palestinian "terrorism" and conclude that Palestinian independence is an impossibility. They may find themselves overwhelmed soon enough.)

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Anonymous said...

You have done a marvellous job interpreting the obnoxious way in which Ed O'Loughlin has prostituted his profession.

Kol Hakavod.

Anonymous said...

The real Mister Ed is in sensational form as well.

Compare and contrast the following articles and make your own decision as to who is a responsible journalist painting a truthful picture and who is covering up for terrorists.

[Lonesome Dove]

Anonymous said...

Oops. I leftThe Age


The Australian,25197,23518651-15084,00.html

out the articles -

Anonymous said...

Would O'Loughlin tell his readership about this one -


Wilbur Post said...


I think it should be obvious by now that O'Loughlin never concerned himself during his tenure at Fairfax with highlighting anything that might suggest the slightest impropriety on the part of the underdog Palestinians. You shouldn't expect him to change his spots now that he's halfway out the door.

Gulliver_on_tour said...

Blame Game????????????

What an absolute crock from the spinmeister.

Palestinian thugs cross the border and murder two civilians and suddenly, there's a blame game on!

Fcuk that!

What makes these Palestians "militants"? Are they part of the CFEMU or some other trades union involved in providing fuel for the poor and starving Palestinians so ravaged by hunger that they can't get on the set of the Biggest Loser quick enough?

No they're a bunch of barbaric murderers. It's not their fault they're in Ed's fan club. They were born that way.

Portofino said...

O'Loughinkop is with a doubt the most important new journalist to emerge on the horizon this decade.

More power to him!