International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

December 10, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Australia has abstained in voting in six anti-Israel resolutions in United Nations.

Michael Danby

Labor MP Michael Danby told J-Wire: “Last week marked the 69th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, a day that has been ironically adopted by the UN as the ‘International Day of Solidarity of the Palestinian People’. In yet another example of the anti-Israel bias of the UN six resolutions were passed, including a resolution that used solely Muslim language to describe the Temple Mount and labelled Israel’s administration in Jerusalem illegal and void. Rather than follow the lead of our allies in Canada and the USA, who voted against the resolutions, the Coalition-led Australian contingency weakly abstained.

If a Labor government had been in a position to vote on this and abstained, it would have caused outrage and been headline news. Unfortunately the Turnbull governments inactions have become so commonplace they barely raise an eyebrow. This is no exception.”



4 Responses to “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”
  1. Liat Kirby-Nagar says:

    What a weak, pathetic decision by the Australian government to abstain from voting in the UN on these particular resolutions. What hollow, empty vessels they are, led by a man who appears less able to lead as each week goes by. Please, in future, spare us the sight and sound of Julie Bishop’s boring rhetoric on the support of Israel (always so correctly countered with side reference to the Palestinians), delivered in her determinedly authoritative tones, along with pseudo-steely stare, within a carefully composed elegance. All show. That’s the Libs. No backbone to be seen anywhere.

    At least Michael Danby speaks out, and keeps speaking out, Leon Poddebsky. That’s one voice ringing out in the darkness prevailing. Where is Josh Frydenberg’s voice? – not a squeak, as it’s as fully immersed in the Liberal Party machinery as Turnbull’s is. The Labor Party falls prey to political compromise and poor decision-making too. However, they are made up of individuals, many of whom dare to be different. And that’s where some hope lies.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    Australia should have voted for the resolution but abstaining is better that how the Yankees voted.

  3. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Does Mr Danby think that the cowardice, duplicity and poor judgement of the Liberal-NP coalition excuse the malevolence and mendacity and poor judgement of the Labor Party?
    Does any Jew believe that either party will go out on a limb to defend the truth about Israel’s legitimate rights?

    • Eleonora Mostert says:

      Perhaps none of the parties would but I think Mr. Danby himself would.

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