ZFA dismayed by Queensland Labor

September 3, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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The Zionist Federation of Australia is profoundly dismayed by the ill-conceived and ill-advised resolution on the Middle East adopted by Queensland Labor.

zfalogoBy calling for the immediate recognition of Palestinian statehood Queensland Labor VP Wendy Turner would be putting in train a perverse set of values that promotes extremism at the expense of compromise. I deliberately say “would be”, because ALP foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek pointed out that “state conferences don’t make Labor’s foreign policy.”

But when added to the unfortunate motion on Palestine passed in July by the ALP National Conference – co-sponsored by Ms Turner – this decision by Queensland Labor is reflective of a moral blindness that afflicts some members of the Australian Labor Party.

Ms Turner and her fellow-travellers seek to punish the sole democracy in the Middle East in order to confer recognition on a Palestinian state ruled in part by a jihadi movement with genocidal ambitions that seeks to annihilate Israel and murder Jews worldwide.

The sole route to achieving a viable peace between Israel and the Palestinians leads through direct negotiations predicated on each side genuinely recognising the permanence and national legitimacy of the other. That cause is ill-served by unilateral declarations such as this that reward intransigence and rejectionism.


One Response to “ZFA dismayed by Queensland Labor”
  1. Leon Poddebsky says:

    What makes any one think that the ALP’s policy is driven by a genuine desire for peace?
    The ALP continually and impertinently pokes its nose into this issue in order to divert attention away from its pathetic failures.Its policy serves not Australia’s interests, but those of some of the most reactionary elements on the globe. The ALP-Hamas alignment is reminiscent of the Nazi-Soviet alignment.

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