At least the Sydney Morning Herald gave space for a response to yesterday's ill informed piece of drivel from reader Denson (which is more than can be said of the other tired old hack in the Fairfax stable):
To answer Rod Denson's letter (May 28) one need only paraphrase The Life of Brian. What have the Israelis ever done for us? All right, but apart from the mobile phone, Pentium MMX chip technology, USB, medications for heart disease, stroke and cancer, medical imaging, solar power, education, irrigation and desalination for fresh water systems, what have the Israelis ever done for us?
Perhaps it's time Rod stopped beating the same old anti-Israel drum and woke up to see the reality. Israel is a productive, democratic nation, despite having to struggle for its survival.
Jasmine Green McMahons Point