Danby not happy with Ley’s speech to Parliament

September 20, 2011 by  
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Sussan Ley, the Liberal Member for Farrer, has continued the one-sided tradition of criticism of Israel expressed by her predecessor, former member for Farrer, former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

Sussan Ley

In a speech last night to parliament Ley, who is the Liberal co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, spoke of her recent visit to Israel as “ten days in the occupied West Bank.”

Ms Ley met with leaders of the Palestinian Authority, but did not meet any representatives of Israel, leaders, members of the Knesset or diplomats.

She did meet critics of Israeli society- the Israeli Soldiers group-Breaking the silence, and paid tribute to another group of Palestine supporters she described as, “the amazing Rabbi’s for Human Rights.”

Mr Danby said Ms Ley’s speech in support of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State, together with her recent interview in the Age, underlined the fact that there were conservative elements, members of the Liberal Party,  supporting the Palestinian Arabs.

“Ley said one thing I agree with, “Mr Danby said, “Ms Ley’s statement -If you could only combine the technology, research and institutions of the state of Israel with the energy of the Palestinian people, the world would see a powerhouse of productivity.”

A bright future for the two peoples will not come through a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State with an automatic majority of Muslim and Arab supporters at the United Nations General Assembly,” Mr Danby said.


One Response to “Danby not happy with Ley’s speech to Parliament”
  1. ben says:

    One sided support of Palestine is a worn out hasbara tack. Speaking the truth withouth fudging is not one sided, it is calling a spade a spade. The Liberasl have enough meetings with the israeli embassador and ZIonist lobbies here to know their hasbara.

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