Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Vex News highlights the latest plot by Melbourne's small band of Israel bashing activists to bring attention to their cause by disrupting the Australian Open titles in which Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe'er is competing today - LADY GA-GA KARKAR: Palestinian group plots Australian Open disruption.
The latest stunt is typical of the depths to which the inappropriately named lobby group Australians for Palestine is involved. There is very little focus on things Palestinian when it comes to AFP - it does little if anything to foster Palestinian history, geography or culture.
Rather, it's all about demonising another State and its people - Israel and the Jews. Last year they organised the reading of Caryl Churchill's execrable and offensive eight minute play "Seven Jewish Children", a racist manifesto which accused Israel's defence of its innocent civilians against terrorist missiles from Gaza as being akin to the Nazi treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.
Anyone who doubts that Karkar and her group are involved in an activity that is anything but racist should consider the following:
There once was a website known as ZioPedia (now transmogrified into "Rebel News") which the Australian Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described as “highly anti Semitic”. Haaretz described it as “virulently anti Semitic” and even Google described it as “racially intolerant”. ADL New York said it is “a well-known forum for anti-Semitic views.” Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben
endorsed the site as did Sonja Karkar who was quoted on ZioPedia as follows:
“… very well done and a great resource”.
So how does Karkar defend herself against charges that she is an anti Semite?
"Standing up for Palestinian human rights is not anti-Semitic because the Palestinians are also a Semitic people."
This fraudulent defence went out with button up boots but if only it were true that she is "standing up for Palestinian human rights". What she and her AFP cohorts are doing is attempting to deligitimise and dehumanise Israel and her people and to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination.
And she's been doing it with the help of the lunitic extremes of politics - the left and the right.
Posted by Wilbur Post at 7:40 am