In his own words from Cut & Paste:-
CUT & PASTE
I oppose the boycott of Israel. Bob Brown, April 1:
THE NSW Greens have taken to having their own shade of foreign policy. That's up to them. It was a mistake. I differ with Lee [Rhiannon] on that and she knows that, and so do the other components of the NSW Greens who handled so badly that part of the campaign against my advice.
Really? Senate Hansard March 23:
SENATOR [Mitch] Fifield (Victoria -- manager of opposition business in the Senate) -- I move: That the Senate -- (a) notes: (i) the boycott of Israel instigated by Marrickville Council part of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions banning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel, (ii) letters from Marrickville Council to members of parliament asking them to support the GBDS, and (iii) reports of the intention of the Greens Marrickville Mayor, Ms Fiona Byrne, to seek to extend the boycott of Israel to the entire state of NSW; (b) acknowledges that Israel is a legitimate and democratic state and a good friend of Australia; and (c) denounces the Israeli boycott by Marrickville Council and condemns any expansion of it.
Question agreed to.
Senator Bob Brown (Tasmania -- Leader of the Australian Greens) (4.06pm) -- I ask that the Australian Greens' opposition to this motion be recorded.