WA Labor follows NSW attempt to get federal Labor to recognise Israel

August 28, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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The WA State Labor conference has passed a resolution on “Israel-Palestine” in identical terms to that which was passed by NSW State Labor Conference one month ago.

Steve Lieblich

As with the NSW, the clause urging the next ALP government to “recognise Palestine is preceded by a clause affirming Israel’s right to exist “within secure and recognised borders”.  There can be no secure and recognised borders without a peace agreement.  In the absence of a peace agreement the borders necessarily remain disputed, not recognised.

Steve Lieblich, the Director of Public Affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Western Australia told J-Wire:  “The WA State Labor resolution today, on the prospective recognition of a new Arab Palestinian state, like similar State Labor resolutions before it, is an ill-informed, irrelevant, ignorable intrusion into the politics of the Eastern Mediterranean.

There, we have a region aflame with murderous conflict: 700,00 Syrians have been slaughtered by their own government in a disintegrated Syria; Libya and Iraq have also disintegrated; Turkey and Qatar spread poisonous Muslim-Brotherhood ideology through the media and the barrels of guns; Iran pursues its genocidal, hegemonic agenda, with the threat of nuclear arms, from the Gulf to the Mediterranean… and WA Labor, against the interests of the hapless, impoverished Arabs of Palestine, choose to exacerbate and prolong their unnecessary conflict by toying with the possibility of rewarding terrorism and Islamist totalitarianism with the meaningless recognition of the Australian Labor Party…. it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad….”

Lieblich added: “Thankfully, the well-informed, principled members of the Party, like Senator Glenn Sterle, Tim Hammond, Simon Millman, and others, persuaded the conference to reject a virulently anti-Israel resolution proposed by the Israel-bashing fringe – one which would have served no-one’s interests but the terrorists of the region, especially not those of the Palestinian Arabs.”

An alternative motion representing  a long diatribe against Israel was not passed.



One Response to “WA Labor follows NSW attempt to get federal Labor to recognise Israel”
  1. sheree waks says:

    shouldn’t the title of this article read “WA Labor follows NSW attempt to get federal Labor to recognise Palestine” rather than “WA Labor follows NSW attempt to get federal Labor to recognise Israel”?

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