Thursday, May 21, 2009


The National Secretary of the Australian Workers Union, Paul Howes is to be congratulated on taking part in a joint initiative together with Michael J. Leahy, general secretary of Britain's Community union and Stuart Appelbaum president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, representing workers in the US and Canada which presents a pragmatic approach to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians through co-operation, dialogue and reconciliation - UNIONS MOVE TO OVERTURN ISRAEL BOYCOTT.

The TULIP initiative is a practical way of moving the peace process forward and stands in stark contrast to the movement to delegitimize and dehumanize Israel through any means possible fostered by groups such as Independent Australian Jewish Voices and Australians for Palestine which brought Caryl Churchill’s execrable piece of hatred soaked agitprop “Seven Jewish Children” to Melbourne this week. The AFP which promotes boycotts of Israeli products and Israeli academics has been effective enough to fool one Jewish academic who describes himself a “Zionist” and others who claim they love Israel into sharing its podium in a one sided discussion after the play reading.

Perhaps they might be interested their friends at AFP where it stands in terms of its preparedness to lend its support to TULIP or any other like practical initiatives that involve a positive approach rather than the destructive approach inherent in their constant propaganda onslaught against the Jewish State.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's get this right. There is no way that AFP is going to endorse any initiative that doesn't give Palestinian Arabs hegemony over the whole of what was once the Palestinian Mandate.

If, as their wesite states, the AFP supports a 2 state solution, then I suggest you read Michael Shaik's articles or go and listen to him speak. He sounds very much like a one state person to me and that is in line with the Palestine, River to the Sea line that their supporters outside the State Library were taking before Monday's meeting.