Sydney rally to support Israel

June 15, 2010 by J-Wire Staff
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More than 1400 people attended a rally in support of Israel in Sydney yesterday.On the day it was announced that Israel would conduct its own invesgtigation into the Gaza Flotilla incident, former Zionist Federation of Australia president Dr Ron Weiser told the crowd: “We are here today because the people of Israel feel isolated by the flood of hypocrisy and bad faith that seems to have been waiting for an excuse to once again rear the ugly head of moral equivalence.”

Supporters

A spokesperson for the State Zionist Council of NSW told J-Wire: “The rally, described by some as ‘overdue’ and ‘absolutely necessary,’ was an opportunity for the community to publicly express their solidarity with the State of Israel – it was an occasion to express support for her fight against terror, her pursuit for peace and our shared values of democracy and human rights. Further to countless hours and efforts of hasbara, by so many members and organisations of our community, the SZC knew that it was important to give the community a voice and public platform to express their support for the State at a time when the de-legitimisation and isolation of Israel is at such an alarming level.”

The spokesperson added: ” The rally was a passionate, peaceful and respectful display of solidarity, proudly supported by WIZO, ZFA and the ZYC.”

The rally was attended by representatives from the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and The Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Ron Weiser’s speech is reproduced below:

WE HAVE GATHERED HEAR TODAY TO SAY THAT WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE VERY IDEA OF THE CANARD – THE LIE – OF A HUMANITARIAN BLOCKADE – ON GAZA – BY ISRAEL – TO GO UNCHALLENGED

THE TRUTH IS THAT ALMOST EVERY DAY, UNLESS HAMAS DOES NOT ALLOW IT FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC RELATION REASONS – BETWEEN 100 AND 120 TRUCKS LADEN WITH FOODSTUFFS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND HUMANITARIAN GOODS OF EVERY KIND ARRIVE IN GAZA VIA ISRAEL.

HUMANITY IS NOT IN DANGER IN GAZA AND IT IS SIMPLY UNTRUE TO STATE THAT PEOPLE ARE DYING OF HUNGER IN THE STREETS OF GAZA.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON SUFFERING FROM A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN GAZA – AND THAT PERSON IS GILAD SHALIT.

Ron Weiser addresses the meeting

FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS NOW – 4 YEARS!! – HE HAS BEEN DENIED EVERY BASIC HUMAN RIGHT AND EVEN THE RED CROSS IS DENIED ANY ACCESS TO HIM – IN DIRECT AND FLAGRANT CONTRAVENTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

WE HAVE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO ANSWER THE DISINFORMATION – AND THE UTTER SILENCE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD – ABOUT THE INTENTIONS OF HAMAS – ABOUT THE MODUS OPERANDI OF HAMAS AND ABOUT HAMAS’ FLAGRANT VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF ITS OWN PEOPLE

AND ABOUT THE INTENTION AND ACTIONS OF HAMAS TO ATTEMPT TO DESTROY THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

THE LEADERSHIP OF HAMAS LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN THE DEATHS OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE  – TO CREATE AS MANY GAZAN “MARTYRS” AS THEY CAN SACRIFICE IN THEIR PUBLIC RELATIONS BATTLE TO ATTEMPT TO DELEGITIMISE ISRAEL

AND WE HAVE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO EXPRESS OUR UTTER AMAZEMENT AT THE NAIVETÉ AND IGNORANCE OF A WORLD THAT HAS BOUGHT THIS CHARADE COMPLETELY AND WITHOUT SHAME  OF A CONFUSED WORLD

IN PARTICULAR OF AN INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL BANKRUPTCY AMONGST THE FREEDOM LOVING NATIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

WHO ALMOST UNIVERSALLY ACCEPT THE WORDS AND MOTIVATIONS AND DEEDS OF DICTATORSHIPS AND FASCIST REGIMES – AS IF THEY WERE DEMOCRACIES

AND YET COMBAT DEMOCRACIES AS IF THEY THEMSELVES WERE DICTATORSHIPS OR FASCIST STATES

AN INVERSION OF THE TRUTH THAT WOULD BE COMICAL AND SO EASILY DISMISSED – IF ONLY THE LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD WOULD NOT HASTEN TO ITS WARM EMBRACE.

WESTERN CIVILISATION, BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATIONS OF TOLERANCE, REASON AND FREEDOM – CANNOT LONG ENDURE – MENACED BY ITS MOST SAVAGE ENEMIES –

FUNDAMENTALISM, INTOLERANCE AND LAWLESSNESS.

THIS GREAT COUNTRY AUSTRALIA SHARES THE COMMON VALUES OF DEMOCRACY,

OF FREEDOM, OF CIVIL RIGHTS, OF A JUSTICE SYSTEM, OF A FREE PRESS, OF AN EQUAL VOTE AND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL OF ITS CITIZENS REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOUR OR CREED

WITH ONLY ONE COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST – AND THAT OF COURSE IS WITH ISRAEL.

IRONICALLY ISRAEL’S 1 MILLION ARAB CITIZENS HAVE MORE RIGHTS, A BETTER EDUCATION AND A HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING THAN THEIR BRETHREN IN EGYPT, IN JORDAN, IN SYRIA AND SO ON AND SO ON.

WE ARE PROUD OF THE ISRAELI PEOPLE

AND WE ARE PROUD OF THE MORALITY OF HER DEFENCE FORCES

WE GATHER HERE TODAY TO REAFFIRM HER RIGHT TO PROTECT HERSELF FROM ROCKETS AND SUICIDE BOMBERS

HAMAS’ WAR TARGETS NOT PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD – BUT JEWISH STATEHOOD.

ITS PURPOSE IS NOT TO WIN PALESTINIAN FREEDOM – BUT TO DENY JEWISH FREEDOM.

ITS AIM IS NOT TO ENSURE SECURITY FOR PALESTINIANS -BUT TO DENY SECURITY FOR ISRAELIS.

ITS LONG-TERM GOAL IS NOT TO ESTABLISH A PALESTINIAN STATE – BUT TO DESTROY THE JEWISH STATE.

EVEN TODAY, AFTER ALL THE ISRAELIS HAVE ENDURED, THEY REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE TRUE PEACE OF THE BRAVE.

IT IS THE PEACE THAT WILL ENTAIL TAKING GREAT RISKS OF SECURITY

IT IS THE PEACE THAT WILL REQUIRE HEROISM OF THE SPIRIT, JEWISH STYLE.

WE GATHER HERE TODAY TO REAFFIRM OUR BELIEF IN ISRAEL’S CONTINUED AND UNENDING SEARCH FOR PEACE, FOR AN END TO SUFFERING AND AN END TO THE TERROR OF HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH AND ISLAMIC JIHAD AND IRAN AND ALL OF THEIR PROXIES AND TERRORIST PARTNERS

FOR ALL JEWS AND FOR ALL ARABS

Comments

4 Responses to “Sydney rally to support Israel”
  1. Louis Berman says:

    Australia appears to be the most civilized Continent

  2. Louis Berman says:

    God Bless Australia

  3. Avichai says:

    Thank You Sydney

    reading about this in Israel warms my heart and gives us the strength to keep going

  4. david singer says:

    Thank you to the organizers of the rally for giving the public the opportunity to show its support and concern for Israel. There are times like this when the community needs to be seen as being more than a conglomerate of organizations but rather as comprising a caring and concerned group of individuals who wish to join and support each other in a time of perceived need. There were many non-Jews also present whose love and support for Israel needs to be expressed at rallies like this as well. The many children and youth present were also able to appreciate the value of community. Perhaps our communal leaders can act in a greater spirit of co-operation and harmony in the future and realize the benefits that such demonstrations have.