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Editors Note: Mrs Julia Irwin’s MP adjournment debate speech on 16th June, 2010 in the Australian Parliament and the Government minister Dr Craig Emerson’s shameful disassociation on behalf of the government at the conclusion of the adjournment debate.

If  Craig  Emerson’s comment reflects the Labor Party’s policy on this matter as Israel and its merciless treatment of the whole nation of Palestine is clearly reprehensible, then sadly the compromised parliamentarians both in Australia and in the US Congress is an indication that Israel has captured and is dictating the foreign policies of both countries and whereas one could once have expected an independent stance on matters of importance from Australia, such as the Middle East, this appears not to be the case.

Julia Irwin says a couple of very cogent  and important things;

“But while nations’ leaders fail to act, responsible citizens throughout the world are beginning to take action.”

and

When governments refuse to act in the name of civilised society to prevent gross abuses of human rights, we as individuals have a duty to act.”

If you wish to send her an email, Julia.Irwin.MP@aph.gov.au

Mrs Julia Irwin MP

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Source: Australians for Palestine

http://australiansforpalestine.com/

12 Comments

  1. Earlaiman on the 18. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Mrs. Irwin simply confirms my long-held opinion that Australia is populated by some of the most beautiful and strongest women in the world, while it is filled with an equal number of spineless, gutless, castrates and emasculates filled with nothing more than hot air and bluster mateship, all built out of the substance of that stuff you find out behind the cow barn.

    G’donya, lady. I love you.

    Earlaiman

  2. rexw on the 18. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    The importance of a speech like this cannot be underestimated.

    For too long members of the parliaments of Australia, not just the Federal arena, have become seriously influenced by ‘the Israel Lobby,’ compromised in many different ways.

    The normal procedure is the “education tour of Israel”, funded by ‘that country’ and it operates under the guise of many different activities;
    Trade is always a good one, Education, recently by Julia Gillard and her entourage, Ministerial Delegations and on it goes.

    It is well organized by the faceless dual-passported men of the Israeli Embassy with their easy access to Australia and the sycophantic camp-followers and fellow-travelers found in the capital cities under various names denoting cultural and other groups but all designed to compromise as many members as possible and use their influence at a time to suit them.

    They know they have the Likudist Rupert Murdoch as one of them and his media coverage in this country borders on scandalous, again allowed by various governments over the years. Long range planning has paid off. It was never the money for him, but the influence.

    This is how within weeks of the expulsion of one of the passport fraud Israelis, probably Mossad, we have a wining and dining of members of Parliament, a Trade delegation to visit Israel in July and the PM about to embark on his third, yes, third visit to Israel.

    Please don’t ask him how many times he has visited Palestine. I doubt if he could identify its whereabouts. Not part of his interest, you see.

    Then we have just this week, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, laboring under the special sanctions that Australia will add to the already crippling sanctions from Europe, just two days ago and following the US and its sycophantic satellite states in the UN and their list of sanctions.

    Iran must be an awful threat to the world. What has it done ? Well, it signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Israel hasn’t; it does not have nuclear warheads, Israel has 250 plus; It is a democracy, Israel is democratic only for Jews. And, Iran does not subscribe to apartheid, Israel is an apartheid state; Iran hasn’t started any war, Israel has been the reason for many wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan; Iran has never fired on American troops, Israel has killed 43 and wounded 173 American Sailors in the infamous USS Liberty scandal, not yet resolved. That was in 1967!
    Let’s not look too closely at 9/11, or the famous Times Square bomber either.

    HYPOCRISY

    And Israel is the country that the US has given contracts for airport security, telephone switching systems across the country, the security of Nuclear weapons, and on it goes. Feeble-minded bureaucrats under the spell of the Israeli lobby.

    To quote a famous writer..’the fox is in charge of the hen-house’, all continues with the timid approval of Obama, the world’s greatest disappointment and a slave to the insidious Israeli dictates.

    He is their man, no other interpretation is possible.

    So it is this kind of environment worldwide, that a courageous Member of Parliament from a semi-rural electorate called Cecil Hills, west of Sydney, has the character and humanity to make a speech such as the one above. She shouldn’t be forgotten by her electorate, many of whom are new migrants to this country, many are Palestinians, Greeks, Italians and thousands from South East Asia. They would know quite clearly that they have a representative who has enough guts to tell it how it is, who is more than able to have the compassion to want to keep the treatment of all distressed groups in the public gaze and who is a credit to her family, friends and voters.

    In the US at the present moment, one could safely say that perhaps less than 10% of the Congress really represent Americans, as opposed to the parasitic Israeli lobby group. Think on that! 90% of the people of America have no patriotic member in Congress.
    Is it possible?

    We in Australia are yet to reach that point, but well on the way, I can assure you.

    This country needs the likes of Julia Irwin, badly. Such honest, loyal and dedicated people are too few and far between.

  3. Robert H. Stiver on the 18. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Bravo, bravo, bravo to MP Julia Irwin! It is impossible to capture the true evil visited on the Palestinians, their neighboring Arab states, the region, and the world by the psychotic Zionist regime holding bloody sway in Tel Aviv, but Ms. Irwin has orated mightily and to great effect. She will be vilified, of course, via slander, lies, distortions, red herrings and all the rest of the hasbara tools in the Zionist arsenal, but more and more people in Australia, the craven United States of America, and around the world are awakening to the horrific reality of 20th and now 21st Century fascism and genocide in the “Holy” Land. Palestine Yes, Israel No!

  4. Bard on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Israel and the US are stripped of ALL moral authority.

    Terrorist nations both.

    One terrorises in the name of a Religion, the other for profit.

    We can’t rely on our representatives to represent us – it’s time we represented ourselves.

  5. able danger01 on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    we actually have a politician that tells the truth in Australia????

    buga!

  6. the cook on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Proud to be a fair dinkum aussie, and it’s well over time that a member of this jew bought and paid for nation has the nuts to stand up and say something. As for our PM he spends that much time out of Australia none of us knows who he’s working for. Kevie’s in for a bit of a shock. Australia is not usrael, it is and we are australian. Mothers milk has got nothin on this girl julia. At least we have a voice now, it’s all it takes.

    Come on goys and girls lets have a go and send a boat or two from the great southern land. I’m keen, and it only takes the thought.

  7. Marilyn Shepherd on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    It’s really disgusting that Australia grovels to Israel in the deluded notion that we have something to share with them.

    Perhaps horrors like Mark Regev and our own racism but for heaven’s sake, do we have to slavishly support all their crimes.

    Except wait, we are worse as we follow the US into every appalling misadventure in the world.

  8. Lydia on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    “When governments refuse to act in the name of civilised society to prevent gross abuses of human rights, we as individuals have a duty to act.”

    Taking from this statement of Truth, “We the People” of the world, need to be the judge and the jury. We need to judge the evidence and crime by Israel. Why leave this up to the rulers of the governments, they are taking to long. “We the People” of the World, have see the truth with our own eyes, and crime against our own humanity. Rise Up, Now! Stop all the wars of greed & genocide, by the empire.

  9. Mick Mclennan on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    God bless you Julia.

    It is encouraging to hear your humanity. My local Federal member is Warren Truss (i didnt vote for him but he does seem approachable. I will shortly be organizing an info session and local petition (of all who would ask for Justice for Palestine)to present to him, I am of humbly limited means (operate a small 4 man sub-contract building crew)but am keen to organize a mobilization of building suppliers unions etc to boycott ALL Israeli ‘interests’ I have written to Tony Fergeson of the N.S.W Branch of the C.F.M.E.U am not really ‘clued up on the procedure of it all but do know of more than a few (myself included) ‘down home aussies’ who are keen to help in any way…

    Do you have any sound advice?

  10. michael mazur on the 19. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    What Mr Rudd wants to do is to merge Australia with south east Asia, physically too, if he could, and is aggressively committing treason by flooding the country with immigrants from everywhere to trash our living standards to sync with those prevailing in Asia.

    He goes to Israel because he, like Obama, is a person we don’t really know, but they are both grateful for having been installed by Israel.

    I think Mr Rudd is of East European Jewish ancestry, and so goes to worship in Israel as well as to receive renewed instructions on managing us goys for absorption into Asia.

  11. Observing Aussie on the 21. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    As per your suggestion i have emailed The Prime Minister, The Foreign Minister & Dr Emerson.

    I doubt i will get such a prompt reply if any like the one you gave me.

    Thanks for your time.
    Keep up the good work.

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