Israel has assassinated people on foreign soil using fake Australian documents to facilitate their crimes. It has kidnapped people from Australia without any government permission. It has held Australian citizens in jail without informing us of their existence and has simply spied on us as if we were its enemy. It has misused its relationship with Australia in so many ways and we have always turned the other way and allowed them to abuse that relationship,why?
In November 2022, I brought a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the Australian Government to disclose the basis of its non-acceptance of the reports that apartheid exists in Israel. Last week, DFAT rejected the request on the risible basis that to process it would “unreasonably divert the department’s resources.”