The Australian Palestinian Lobby are gathering the troops in their attempt to further influence our politicians, mainly the ALP, The Greens and GetUp to follow the party line, which is the Palestinian party line.
A questionnaire has been prepared by the Palestinian Lobby for their constituents and followers to send to our politicians.
One thing the Muslim /Arab community can teach the Jewish community is that is no matter how many differences they may have between them, the majority support the Palestinian cause without reservation. Which is why they are so successful in the PR war here in Australia, and elsewhere in the world.
It is hard to imagine Australian Zionist organisations or our Israel lobby group AIJACtrying to convince our community members to vote for any particular party and to only choose politicians that fully support Israel. AIJAC here
Whilst Australian Muslims and Arabs who vote have mainly voted for the ALP in the past, many of them, particularly the younger ones, are now voting for the Greens and support the GetUp group, which are both very strong supporters of the Muslim/Arab community and the Palestinian cause.
Conversely Australian Jews are a mixed bag. Probably the majority vote Labor/Liberal, however there is a growing number of our youth voting for the Greens and supporting GetUp, mainly those coming from universities where they have been exposed regularly to a left wing radical ideology, including anti- Zionism and Jewish academia, a major influence in that direction.
Whilst there are pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian MPs in both Liberal and Labor camps, Australian Jews tend to vote along party lines similar to American Jews who consider domestic issues above the Israeli/Arab/Muslim conflict.
Unfortunately for Australian Jews we are outnumbered. The 500,000 or so strong Muslim community is growing rapidly, especially in Western Sydney, where politicians are actively courting their vote .
The Minister of Foreign Affairs ‘Bob’ Carr said this week that the Muslim vote is very important because of the trade Australia does with the Middle East. Both the ALP and the Coalition have made plays for the Muslim vote at Eid celebrations outside Lakemba mosque in western Sydney to end the festival of Ramadan. HERE.
“Mr Hockey told the crowd all Australians should be proud of their heritage.
He says he’s proud that his father was born in Palestine and came to Australia as a migrant in 1948 and said if the Coalition wins government his Arabic heritage will earn him a unique place in Australian history.”
Meanwhile, Bob Carr told the crowd he’s proud of the Labor Government’s support inthe United Nations for lifting the status of the Palestinians in the UN. He says “all Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are illegal under international law and should cease”. “I am very, very proud that Australia’s hand did not go up against increased Palestinian status in the general assembly of the United Nations.”
Of course numbers count, and we are outnumbered and with the steady stream of Middle Eastern and Islamic boat people who will eventually make their way into Australia when all the asylum seeker ALP polices fall in a heap. The Jewish vote will be a drop in the Bucket and irrelevant.
British Journalist /writer Melanie Phillips, who in 2006 wrote a bestselling book ‘Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within’ reportedly wrote ‘’a British MP said that there are 1.8 Million Muslims in UK and only 280,000 Jews , so Jews had better get used to the idea that Britain will take the Arab narrative in the Israel- Palestinian conflict.’’