Tweet shows Shorten wearing tefillin

August 17, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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A tweet featuring an image of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten sporting tefillin with a warplane bearing the logo of the Pratt family business Visy has been removed.

The Tweet

The Tweet

The tweet was posted by ABC radio journalist Alice Workman who works on “The Hack” program.

Danby told J-Wire: “The sudden disappearance of all 23,000 tweets from Ms Workman’s twitter account this morning, the same day news of her offensive tweet came out, indicates she has made other biased or offensive tweets in the past and is looking to hide them.”

Danby told media that Workman was unfit to be a journalist

“Whether the explanation for this tweet is ignorance or bigotry, such a person’s comment is outside the boundaries of civilised debate and makes them unfit to be employed by taxpayer-funded ABC or indeed elsewhere in journalism.”



6 Responses to “Tweet shows Shorten wearing tefillin”
  1. Leon Poddebsky says:

    In Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union,political opponents (real or imagined) of totalitarianism were subjected to show trials, prior to which they were indicted on the trumped-up charges.
    The ALP has exceeded even this kind of injustice by establishing the category of “unindicted war criminal”, reserved, of course, only for members of the Israel Defence Forces. I refer, of course, to the infamous outburst by one of the ALP’s leaders, in which she also called Israel “a rogue state.” That kind of behaviour has earned her a promotion in the ALP hierarchy.
    On the other hand, the ALP is the party that seriously considered borrowing a fortune in oil money from Iraq in Whitlam’s time, when Saddam Hussein was vice-president.

  2. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Peter Baldwin, a former federal ALP minister, has castigated the proceedings of the recent conference, in an article published in “The Spectator.”

    The reality is that the ALP is an entity that displays its hostility to Israel, using mendacity,as well as contempt for international law, convention and custom, hypocritically and baselessly accusing others of such behaviour.
    The ALP resolution demonstrates contempt for the following:the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for ‘Palestine,’ the 1949 Armistice Regime that was installed at the end of the War of Independence, the Montevideo Convention on recognition of states, The Fourth Geneva Convention, UN Security Resolutions 242 and 338, The Oslo Accords.

    The ALP’s behaviour undermines Australia’s true national interest in achieving stability in the Middle East.
    Would it be so arrogant and contemptuous to any one else but Jews?

  3. Henry Herzog says:

    Appears that the conservative Jewish community leaders aren’t the only ones unhappy with the ALP resolution on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. And of course some of Waterman’s best friends are Jews.

    • Paul Winter says:

      Are we to understand that “progressive” Jewish ALP supporters are happy with the ALP resolution which demands that the nation state of the Jewish people accept the suicide terms dictated by a fake folk in some specified time frame, or the Australian contingent of principled intellectually superior worker’s champions will join the vanguard of the global people’s paradise battalions dedicated to redeeming Israel’s honour by compelling her to commit hara-kiri?

      • Henry Herzog says:

        That serious ay, Mr Winter? I had no idea that the ALP has so much influence over Israel. And those intellectuals, what do they know when you’re dealing in the rule of brute force.

        But anyway, keep repeating that distortion of the ALP resolution, and you just might convince everyone it’s true: It’s been done before, you know.

  4. Ian Grinblat says:

    I am certainly relieved that Alice Workman is not antisemitic

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