A promotion for Jenny Leong?

February 7, 2024 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A NSW MP says that Greens MP Jenny Leong might get promoted following her vicious anti-semitic remarks.

Jenny Leong

In a forum in Sydney in December, the Newtown MP stated: “The Jewish lobby” and the Zionist lobby are infiltrating into every single aspect of what is ethnic community groups.

They rock up and offer support for things like the campaign against the 18C racial discrimination laws, they offer solidarity, they rock up to every community event because their tentacles reach into the areas that try and influence power.”

Federal Liberal MP Julian Lesser said: “If Jenny Leong was an MP for a mainstream party, I would call on her to apologise.

Given that she is a Green, she will probably be promoted.

The video of Ms Leong’s comments about Jews and their “tentacles” is further proof of the cancer that is permeating the Greens.

Comments such as these are now a feature of the Greens political philosophy and organising.

Jenny Leong wants to silence Jewish Australians and to remove any Jewish influence in politics, the arts and philanthropy. She believes Jewish Australians have no place in our national life. This is the Greens.

The NSW Parliament should censure Jenny Leong for these terrible comments.”

The president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, David Ossip, remarked: “Jenny Leong has plumbed new and dangerous depths by using one of the oldest and darkest antisemitic tropes to accuse Jews of covertly manipulating civic life. She has outrageously suggested that there is a sinister or evil purpose associated with Jews undertaking the most normal of activities – interacting with other Australians.

Her comments echo antisemitic propaganda throughout the ages, including Nazi propaganda, that Jews were conspiring to control the world.

For the benefit of Leong, Jews don’t have tentacles – we are ordinary human beings who have as much right as any other group to go about our daily lives without a dark pall being cast over us.

All decent people need to call out and condemn Leong’s dangerous and divisive rhetoric. It has no place anywhere, but especially not in modern Australia in 2024.”

NSW Senator Maria Kovacic said: “This type of discourse is completely unacceptable in our country and brings shame upon our public institutions, which should be pillars of tolerance.”

This week Senator Kovacic delivered a speech to the Australian Senate on the pervasiveness of antisemitism, not just in Australia, but globally.

“This conflict has allowed the mask to slip for antisemites, who have capitalised on human suffering to attack Jewish communities across the globe. This antisemitism is so toxic it has skewed the way we see our fellow human beings.

If your movement requires fear, chaos, disruption and intimidation to get its message across, then your movement does not have a place in a liberal democracy like Australia. If your movement inspires people to vandalise Catholic schools with hate speech, like we saw at Campion College in Parramatta, or it normalises antisemitism, then it’s not about Israel; it’s about Jews. If your movement sacrifices its own people for political gain, then it is not about freedom but about power at any cost.”

Senator Kovacic also urged the Albanese Government not to reinstate funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) until it is proven that no humanitarian funds can land in the hands of Hamas.

“We expect commercial businesses and financial institutions to do their due diligence in ensuring they do not fund sanctioned countries, terrorism, or modern slavery, and rightly so. The absolute least we should expect of government and UN agencies is that they do the same,” Senator Kovacic said.

Sydney media reports that Leong has apologised for her remarks.

 

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One Response to “A promotion for Jenny Leong?”
  1. Michael Burd says:

    When I was a cohost of Radio program Nothing Left on JAir radio we interviewed some AUJS leaders who told us there are a considerable number of young Jews who support and vote Greens
    Not that we were surprised as AUJS is very woke very left but it is still sad that our community is falling apart .

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