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Even before the recent victory of rightwing Catholic Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition in Australia, the previous Labor government was instituting measures to stem the flow of mass immigration. Outgoing leftist PM Kevin Rudd said of the new measures:
“Asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia.”
This uncharacteristically tough stance on illegal immigration, adopted in response to his party’s sinking in the polls, was too much for the leftist leaders of Australia’s Jewish establishment, a major source of power behind Rudd’s Labor party.
“I cannot stomach voting for a government that treats other human beings in this way. A line has been crossed. Rudd’s policy, like that of [Tony] Abbott’s, is brutal. It relies on abusing the human rights of one group of refugees to deter another group.” wailed Josh Bornstein, a prominent Jewish attorney and major Labor supporter.
“I am deeply distressed and disturbed by the current hard-line policies of both major parties. The true measure of the moral level of society is how it treats its most vulnerable people.” screeched leftwing author Arnold Zable.
“Down this path lie vulnerable refugees fleeing persecution and, while deserving of our empathy, they are instead left degraded and dehumanized. As a person of Jewish faith, I have long understood what racism does to people.” sobbed Mark Leibler, the chairman of Australia’s pro-Israel lobbying group “Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council”.
But what about Israel’s hardline policies on illegal immigrants, most of them from sub-Saharan Africa? The Netanyahu government, on whose behalf Leibler’s outfit so vociferously lobbies, banned remittances, sealed Israel’s border with Egypt, and started deporting the troublesome migrants.
Why aren’t the same Jewish leftists who wring their hands and go into hysterics about the policies of gentile leaders are either silent about or openly sympathetic to Bibi’s policies? Why can Israel adopt admirably strict measures against mass immigration, but predominantly gentile western societies have to swing open their doors and allow their nations to be flooded by Third World invaders?
All of these shabby liberals also made a point of bringing up ancestors who were either victims of the Nazis or fled war-torn Europe during the Holocaust, to justify their destructive call for open borders. They refuse to realize that the destruction of western societies for which they clamor will result in a bloody destruction of Jewish life in the West.
The Australian Jewish establishment was the one that crossed a line and did so a long time ago. Bornstein, Zable, Leibler, and their leftist ilk should be treated for what they are: a bunch of contemptible traitors who seek the destruction of the very same country that gave their ancestors safe haven.
In the Israeli-controlled American media, we hear endlessly that Palestinians are terrorists who strap on explosives in order to kill innocent Israelis and who terrorize Israeli towns by firing rockets into them. One look at the maps is enough to make clear who the real terrorist is. The success of Israeli propaganda in the face of totally obvious facts damns the ignorance and unconcern of the American people.
It did not take the Israel lobby long to make mincemeat out of the Obama administration’s “no new settlements” position. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is bragging about Israel’s latest victory over the U.S. government as Israel continues to build illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
Conservatives will say, of course, that Israel is the “only democracy in the Middle East.” The question whether Israel—or, for that matter, America—is a democracy is beside the point. The point is that Israel has shown that it can control not merely U.S. foreign policy but also U.S. intelligence policy.
Charles Freeman opposed the bombing of Serbia and said aloud what few privately deny: Reflexive support for Israel’s repression of the Palestinian people is high among the reasons America is no longer seen as a beacon of liberation in the Arab and Muslim world.
“Real men go to Tehran!” brayed the neoconservatives, after the success of their propaganda campaign to have America march on Baghdad and into an unnecessary war that has forfeited all the fruits of our Cold War victory. Now they are back, in pursuit of what has always been their great goal: an American war on Iran.
Most Americans agree that the greatest problem America faces right now is a faltering economy. One would never know that by looking at NRO’s Corner on Thursday, February 26. Apparently the greatest threat to the Republic is the appointment of the former ambassador to China and Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, to head the National Intelligence Council.
Over at NRO, Mona Charen announces that she will be attending a rally to support Israel in front of the Israeli embassy today, and she asks NRO readers to “please come and help demonstrate that millions of us passionately support Israel’s right to exist in peace and security.”
Imagine the reaction at National Review and in other neocon precincts if Barack Obama had indicated that his chief of staff would be someone who had volunteered for the military of a foreign nation, but had never volunteered in the American military, if his father had been a member of a terrorist organization,and was unrepentant about it, and if it was widely expected that the new chief of staff would use his position in Obama’s White House to advance the interests of a foreign nation.