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The Australian embassy in Jerusalem

The move of the Australian embassy to Jerusalem is a cynical use of my identity as a dogwhistle for Western nationalism.

To explain we must look deeper into the alliance of so-called 'Judeo-Christian values' behind all this.

Everything about Judeo-Christian values is misleading. Jewish law is closest in style and structure to Sharia law. Over the centuries, Jews have lived in peace and perhaps as equals among Muslims. Before Israel came about, the Europeans had committed pogroms and kicked Jews out of their borders hundreds of times.

Australia, we gotta change the date.

Australia did not begin on January 26, 1788. It is a lie. Our First People lived here for 60,000 years before our colonization, and Australian civil society began millenia before the British arrived and massacred.

It's not so different from Israel-Palestine.

But the British believed the land belonged to them. They had no good intentions to assimilate into Aboriginal Australian society or, as we now say, 'don't like it, don't stay.'

The Unholy Alliance: Saudi Arabia and Israel

The unholy alliance: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Jewish State of Israel

Israel has no official diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, but someone who watches with a microscope will know that they have secretly traded weapons, intel, and strategy for years. [1][2]

[1] https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.822032
[2] https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.828759

How Should Palestinians Resist?

Everytime I see Israeli media talk about 'the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement' I roll my eyes. It has outed itself as fake news.

Solidarity with the Palestinian people is the movement. BDS is a tactic to get there.

It's a tactic endorsed and beginning with the Palestinians itself.

Palestinian resistance has always prided peaceful protest and civil disobedience over violent action. The human right to boycott is a basic choice we make when shopping every day.

Justified Resistance

Resistance is justified when Palestine is occupied.

This is the story of Ahed Tamimi, a 16 year old Palestinian girl, who kicked and punched an Israeli soldier who raided her home armed with bulletproof vests and assault rifles as tall as her.

Let me be clear for those who may misconstrue what I am saying: I do not believe in war against Israel. I believe in boycotts, divestments, and sanctions - and anything else that clogs the occupation's gears.

I believe in non-violent civil disobedience.

Outed as a puppet

Sam Dastyari has just resigned as an Aussie senator. He's been outed as a puppet for Chinese donors.

Meanwhile, Donald J. Trump's connection to Russia are being unpacked. Every day brings a worse headline.

But what about Israeli influence in our democracy?

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, victims in need of government aid had to sign a paper verifying "that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement."

Trump's Politics to Australia via Israel

How Trump’s far-right politics could reach Australian shores — thanks to Israeli influence

Right now Malcolm Turnbull is schmoozing with the most right wing leader Israel has ever had, Bibi Netanyahu, to celebrate a victory for a one hundred year old war that we had no business fighting.

And three days ago it was announced that Australia signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Rafael, an Israeli arms company.

This past month police dressed a terrorist in a keffiyeh, the Palestinian scarf shown below, as a prop for a police drill.

A little bit of racism

Three days ago my mate Michael Brull wrote on article in New Matilda.

Yesterday, Senator Sydney Sam Dastyari was harassed by a group of obvious racists.

The group was led by 'Nazi Neil' Erikson, a man convicted for stalking a rabbi, and a close friend of far-right Zionist 'Ozraeli' Avi Yemini.

Annexing the West Bank

If you still believe Bibi Netanyahu, Israel's PM, wants any sort of peace you are living a delusion.

"The Jordan Valley will always remain a part of Israel," Bibi Netanyahu said last week at a ceremony celebrating 50 years of occupation of the West Bank.

Let's unwrap this.

Except for Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lifted the ban on women driving cars this past month.
We hear it often from Islamophobes: “how is Islam a feminist, peaceful religion if it doesn’t allow women to drive cars and stones gay people?”

Zionists appropriate this argument for themselves: “why does the antisemitic media single out the Jewish State and ignore that Islam doesn’t let women to yada yada yada and stones gay people?”

Whatever, it’s all white noise to me. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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