Israeli trip motion in NSW Parliament

February 27, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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The Nationals Whip in the NSW Legislative Council Rick Colless will move a motion in parliament following what he described as “a successful trip” to Israel recently.

Rick Colless

Rick Colless

The full text of the motion is

That this House notes that:

(a)         the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel under the auspices of the NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies hosted a delegation of New South Wales Parliamentarians on a study mission to Israel from 6 January 2013 to 10 January 2013,

(b)         the purpose of this study mission was to build an understanding amongst the delegates of the complex and various issues impacting on Israel and other jurisdictions within the Middle East,

(c)         the delegates on this study mission comprised of all parliamentary political parties represented in the NSW Parliament with the exception of The Greens,

(d)         delegates met with a wide range of religious, political, media, military, judicial and business personnel in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Bethlehem during the course of the mission, and

(e)         delegates also inspected the Knesset, Old Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Church of Nativity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Israeli Supreme Court, the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Museum, the Gush Etzion Settlement Block at Efrat, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the Australian Embassy, the town of Sderot and the Erez Checkpoint on the Gaza Border, the Park of the Australian Soldier and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Be’er Sheva, and the town of Metula on the northern border with Lebanon.




3 Responses to “Israeli trip motion in NSW Parliament”
  1. Shirlee says:

    Rosemary read this

    “It’s disingenuous for David Shoebridge to claim the high moral ground and refuse to attend what he calls a “one-sided PR exercise” by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. What then was the 2010 APHEDA tour engaged in by his predecessor, Sylvia Hale, and Linda Voltz, his ALP co-convenor of the Parliamentary friends in that year? Sure, he didn’t attend, but he cannot deny that this one-sided tour, whose decontextualised findings ricocheted around the Green/ Left, did not have the most profound influence on him.”

    ““To her credit Linda Voltz has indicated that she is willing to attend a similar tour to Israel. Perhaps one day she will follow in the footsteps of Green with a vision for a positive future, Jeremy Buckingham who has joined both Parliamentarians for Palestine and for Israel.”

    You hit the nail on the head “Palestinians are treated as nonpeople.”

    Why would you expect otherwise when they are an invented people who come inot being in 1964. ?

    This collective noun was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964 when they created the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the “PLO”. The term “Palestinian People” as a descriptive of Arabs in Palestine appeared for the first time in the preamble of the 1964 PLO Charter, drafted in Moscow. The Charter was affirmed by the first 422 members of the Palestinian National Council, handpicked by the KGB.

    “Palestinians” came into being on June 14th 1967…so we have a non-existent people living in a non-existent country.

    If they are “are treated as nonpeople” answer some questions.
    How come they are judges?
    How come they are MKs, that’s an MP?
    How come they vote?
    How come they attend university?
    How come they live a normal life as any resident of Israel does?

  2. Phillip says:

    Very interesting that the Greens did not attend. Obviously they are not interested in accually seeing the truth.

    • rosemary says:

      The trip was a mockery of factfinding, and it is sad that in the land of the “fair go”, Palestinians are treated as nonpeople. Bravo to David Shoebridge.

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