HATERS: Israel's democracy denounced by rogue's gallery of dictators

israelhaters Israel bashing is a sport played by left-wing journalists and many foreign affairs departments of governments throughout the world.

At the United Nations General Assembly, it reaches its odious nadir with regular votes denouncing Israel for anything and everything. Simultaneously, with remarkable moral flexibility, while Israel is scrutinised to the point of absurdity, shocking human rights abuses and genocide can go unexamined if the perps are part of the anti-democratic majority.

Disturbingly, as part of its shabby campaign to gain elevation to the UN Security Council, the Rudd government has recently reversed a vote of the previous government on the issue of forced relocation of Israelis on ethnic grounds from certain areas.

The previous government did very little to support Israel at the United Nations. They did not exactly set a Gold medal standard of support for the Middle East’s only liberal democracy.

Look at the list of those who interrupted their hard work on the diplomatic cocktail circuit to join in on denouncing Israel:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

Naturally, the Fairfax press is excited:

The resolutions on the Middle East peace process are held annually and the Howard government had backed both from 1996 to 2002 but in 2003 began to vote against or abstain. It was a move that aligned Australia with only the US, Israel, the US Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and Micronesia and put the country at odds with Britain, Canada, New Zealand and France.

At odds with France! Quelle horreur!

UPDATE: Not so easily fooled is Labor MP Michael Danby who has said today that the Australian Government’s disgraceful decision was a “mistake”. He noted that generally the Rudd Labor government remains a supporter of Israel. Some might think that with friends like that, Israel scarcely needs the vicious enemies that surround it, with incompetence being the only obstacle to the them sending rampaging armies or weapons of mass destruction into Tel Aviv, not a lack of desire to kill.

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9 responses to “HATERS: Israel's democracy denounced by rogue's gallery of dictators

  1. kk

    that’s danby gone then. he’s always sold himself as the voice for israel, keeping the ALP on side. after this, that dog won’t fight

  2. Anon

    The ALP is not a friend of Israel’s. Time for Danby to join the Liberal Party.

  3. sleazy

    I’ll always vote Labor and am delighted to be able to vote for patriot Danby but this sucks. Have a good hard look at yourself Stephen Smith.

  4. Anon

    Andy, that statements a bit rich!

    “The previous government did very little to support Israel at the United Nations. They did not exactly set a Gold medal standard of support for the Middle East’s only liberal democracy.”

  5. Dee Phat

    Don’t agree, Downer presiding over many anti Israel votes. Both as embarrassing and cringe-worthy as each other.

    We should leave the UN, boot them out of Manhattan, and start a League for Democracy in its place with only real democracies with real elections that would be scrutinised with international observers.

    Everyone else can eff off back to the Stone Age.

  6. nancy boy

    Stephen Smith should be renamed Stephanie.

  7. Anonymous

    The ALP voting against Israel is disgraceful. Sock it to them Michael Danby. Only you can keep the ALP pure.

  8. loves2spooj

    Way to suck Hamas [rude word] Rudd, you [rude word] moron.

  9. Charles Kamerman

    Dear Mr Smith ,
    The democratic nations who are the essence of our civilization are not concerned about your vote as it demonstrate your inability to govern in a just and fair world ,and your vote only added some polish to a bunch of renegade despot nations . But who cares ,you are only in the big boys game for one Term .So keep sucking up to the petty dictators

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