Yesterday I was sent a link to an article at ‘The Conversation’ enlarging on Bob Carr’s ‘take’ on the Jewish lobby in his memoirs entitled
Broadening the context of Australia’s ‘Zionist lobby’
written by Jordy Silverstein, an outspoken member of the AJDS – Australian Jewish Democratic Society.
I have written about the AJDS on a couple of occasions. here & here. (The second involving Bob Carr) that’s why I have posted a link to an article which I think you should read.
She doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to giving a ‘heads up’ for her beloved New Israel Fund.
Even the claim that the AIJAC might represent all Jews who are Zionists — which, while being the majority of Jews in Australia, certainly does not describe all – would still be false. As just one example of many, the recent growth of support in Australia for liberal Zionist organisations such as the New Israel Fund, which raises money to build Israeli civil society and rights-based organisations, demonstrates that there is no consensus on what Israel’s future should look like.
It’s well worth reading the entire article .
The following is taken from today’s Australian Jewish News and it is disturbing and is clearly as a consequence of ‘BOB”s BOOK’. Written by ADAM KAMIEN.
Michael Danby it should be noted, is the Federal Member of Parliament for the electorate of Melbourne Ports and is Jewish
FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr’s description of the pro-Israel lobby as being “extreme right wing” and wielding “extraordinary influence” in Canberra has prompted a torrent of anti-Semitic vitriol online.
Jewish MP Michael Danby has been the focus of much of the abuse after he branded Carr a bigot over the comments, which Carr made while promoting his new book Diary of a Foreign Minister.
In one email to Danby, with the subject heading “You are scum”, the author wrote: “If the day comes when I read that one of the radicals have put a bullet in your head, I will say Good Riddence to that piece of Un Australian s**t”
Another wrote: “At the very best you are a moronic, Jew-loving A***HOLE, who will not acknowledge the damage Jews caused to the World.
People like John Curtin, Ben Chifley, and, in the State, Jack Lang, would have willingly choked the life out of swine such as yourself!”
A third person wrote: “We all know what you people are up to…same old nonsense as last 2000 years.”
White nationalist site stormfront.org lit up with anti-Semitic vitriol, with one poster writing that Carr’s comments about the pro-Israel lobby “proves what we have believed all along!
“The pathetic rebuttals against Bob Carr accusing him of being a ‘bigot’ are laughable! Pretty dumb stuff from the moronic Jewish MP in Michael Danby!
“Jews are insidious and manipulative creatures that will do what ever underhanded tactic it takes to get their way. If ANYBODY ever says to you that Jews don’t influence the Australian Government they can be shown this article as undeniable proof!!!” the poster goes on to say.
Prominent American white nationalist, Holocaust denier and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke posted an article on his blog about the controversy, which began: “In yet another example of something that could be straight out of the Protocols of Zion, former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr has revealed that what he , calls the Israel lobby in Melbourne controls that nation’s foreign policy and that his nation’s policy has been subcontracted to Jewish donors.”
Danby said that while Carr is not responsible for abuse directed at him, the former NSW premier’s comments had “empowered anti-Semites”.
“Bob Carr is not responsible for the statements supporting him by the Nazi Stormfront website or the KKK’s David Duke,” Danby said.
“His stereotypes play to the bigotry of the prejudiced. Bob Carr’s state¬ments have empowered people to express their anti-Semitic views. I have received many bilious and hateful pieces of correspondence as a direct result of Bob Carr’s comments.”
The website Expel the Parasite! For White Survival & Destroying the Jewish Menace also lauded Carr’s criticism of the pro-Israel lobby.
“I think that when a person like this [Carr] comes out and spills the beans about the Jewish pressure groups surrounding our political parties, then it’s worth mentioning.
“I can say ‘it’s those fu**ing rat-faced Jews’ till I’m blue in the face; no-one listens. Well now that our former Foreign Minister is saying it too, are any of you f***ing cowards who are too scared to criticize the Jews going to pay attention?
“If not, I sincerely hope the evil Jews give you everything you deserve – which is to live a life as a lowly, constantly f***ed-over slave to the rat-faced master!!”
A photo of Michael Danby on the site was captioned: “Jew rat Michael Danby”.
Bob Carr could not be reached for comment.
Bob Carr was the Founder of Labor Friends of Israel and there have been questions as to where and when he changed his alliances.
After his ‘grand statements’ prior to the Federal Election at Lakemba Mosque there can be little doubt. Read here:
The answer: the Labour Party needs the Muslim vote.
Muslims being an increasing majority of the population in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, which in turn has always been the heartland of the Left, so they need those votes.
True, there is a Jewish lobby, just as there are other ethnic and religious lobbies. True also, it’s more organised than most, and richer.
But also true is that many supporters of Israel — like Gillard, like me — reach their opinions on the arguments, not as quo for Jewish quids.
We see a democracy threatened by terrorism, an open society challenged by closed ones.
Carr also leaves out a critical fact, making the Jewish lobby seem unique and even sinister.
See, he actually defeated the “Israel lobby” in 2012 by warning Labor MPs of a more powerful lobby — the Muslim one.
As The Australian then reported: “Mr Carr is believed to have spent an hour with Ms Gillard … explaining the electoral problems in Sydney” if she did not become less pro-Israeli.
The Sydney Morning Herald noted: “Many MPs in western Sydney, who are already fearful of losing their seats, are coming under pressure from constituents with a Middle East background.”
Frontbencher Tony Burke also insisted Gillard back the Palestinian cause — and here’s why:
Burke’s Sydney seat of Watson now has an astonishing 20 per cent of Muslim voters. In fact, of the 20 seats with the most Muslim voters, Labor held all but one.
And so Carr rolled Gillard and overturned her support for Israel.
This is not the first time Labor placated the Muslim lobby. It notoriously reversed a decision to deport extremist preacher Sheik Taj El-Din Hilali.
Just last September, the Mufti of Australia wrote to Labor members to warn union boss Paul Howe had a “bias” towards Israel, and if he was not blocked from becoming a senator, Labor would lose the Muslim votes that helped “successfully retain the majority of ALP seats in Western Sydney”.
Did Carr denounce that “unhealthy” influence? No.
It seems there’s only one kind of “unhealthy”ethnic influence now for modern Labor.
This is an interesting discussion on the first 15 or so minutes on this video of the Bolt Report last Sunday. http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-bolt-report/2014/4/15