Sunday, February 26, 2012


The Australian's NSW political reporter Imre Salusinszky reports that Israel's Ambassador to Australia, Mr. Yuval Rotem "has abandoned normal diplomatic language to slam 'vigilante local councils' in inner Sydney that have pursued boycotts against his country - Israeli ambassador lets fly at BDS backers in Sydney councils
Mr Rotem reserved his strongest words for Fiona Byrne, the former mayor of Marrickville in inner-western Sydney, whose position on the BDS was widely credited with costing her a seat in state parliament for the Greens. Marrickville Council adopted BDS as official policy under Ms Byrne, but abandoned it a few months later following public condemnation.

"The candidate for Marrickville, Fiona Byrne, tripped over herself in many public statements, confused that her Utopian vision of a world with a weakened Israel was poorly received outside the confines of her urban hamlet," Mr Rotem said.

Kol Hakavod, Mr. Ambassador.

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