New Zealand Green MP supports anti-Israel rally

April 19, 2018 by Keren Cook
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An Anti-Israel rally held in Auckland on Sunday heard Greens MP Gorliz Ghahraman falsely accuse Israel of genocide against the Palestinian Arabs.

Gorliz Ghahraman

Notably, Ms Ghahraman arrived as a refugee from Iran and has full knowledge of the Iranian regime that funds terrorist groups like Hamas. These regimes often set up ‘peace rallies’ but are strategically planned to cause damage behind the guise of a ‘peaceful protest’. Hamas celebrates Palestinian deaths and is often used in the group’s ongoing media campaign against the world’s only Jewish State.

The weekend hate-rally fostered speech that supported Israel as committing the ‘grossest of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and I would say genocide” says Ms Ghahraman.

Critics say that New Zealand’s Green MP should be reminded that it was her who defended genocide at the UN Tribunals, and lost. The Cambridge Dictionary defines genocide as “the murder of a whole group of people, especially a whole nation, race or religious group”.

Such disproportionate language makes no sense particularly given that the Palestinian population in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem has grown by 27% to 4.8 million inhabitants.

Such acclimations are false and misrepresentations of truth – simply lies.

Let us not forget the lessons of History and the political climate seen today. The events of the second world war – the Holocaust against the Jews, the killing fields in Cambodia and in more recent times, the ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian Muslims – not to mention the current climate in Syria.

To compare Israel as a party to these crimes against humanity shows a very limited understanding, if not ignorance as to what genocide means and what the atrocities are. As a political representative, her comments are misplaced and insulting to the families who have faced genocide in its truest form.

It’s an understatement to say how disappointing it is to hear an elected MP use her status to support such falsehoods. The Green Party has clearly positioned itself as anti-Israel and it would seem that this newly elected member is aligning herself to her fellow colleague Marama Davidson.

Ms Davidson, the newly elected co-Leader of the Green Party has been very outspoken with her comments on Israel, taking a stance that supports the Hamas terrorist regime that are against everything the Greens supposedly stand for.


3 Responses to “New Zealand Green MP supports anti-Israel rally”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    What a joke this woman is, especially taking into account her Iranian heritage. She’s very young and perhaps not aware of the need to be careful with language and word choice. All of this, however, has nothing to do with the hatred for Israel she’s most obviously inherited. She’s an MP in the New Zealand parliament. Let her stick to local interests. If she really believes the charges she makes against Israel, let her forego her refugee status in NZ and go back to fight with the terrorists.

  2. Michael says:

    Disgusting that an MP would make such comments. I thought her speech for Holocaust memorial day was good but this undermines it all. She cannot use the Holocaust as cover for making libelious claims against Israel. Thabk you for exposing this.

  3. Michael Burd says:

    Hope AUJS don,t read this article

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