Australia has spies but is not very good as far as the craft. Even our allies have been known to spy on us. Israel’s Mossad and America’s CIA to name two have been spying on us for years. We on the other hand spied on Timor Leste much to our shame and embarrassment. We got caught and tried to cover it up badly, It’s the very nature of ASIO to keep secrets misinform and practice the art of fakery. So is this what we are seeing being done here in the name of openness? It’s a pity our spy chief bears the name of Burgess another notorious Russian spy in the UK,
A hive of foreign spies busted by Australia’s intelligence agency in the past year was reportedly linked to Russia.
Source: Spy hive uncovered by ASIO reportedly linked to Russia
Sanders, who is Jewish, has several beefs with the current government in Israel, not least that he is “embarrassed” by it. Israel should not reflect on Jewish Americans, who are only responsible for their own individual actions and speech. The world is unfair that way, though, and for some people the fascist takeover in Israel will raise questions about what sort of person would not only support it but also try to silence anyone who speaks out against it. Sanders clearly feels that it is an albatross about his neck.
Source: Sen. Bernie Sanders, “Embarrassed” by “racist” Israeli Government, Threatens to Withhold Aid
Human Rights Abuse, Australia denies it’s own and Israel’s but accuses China.
Palestinian prisoners can be left in grim conditions in Israel’s prisons for years, without charge or trial — just one part of the repression they endure daily.
55 journalists have been killed and hundreds more injured or detained by Israel since 2000. Yet for many Palestinian, the physical harm they face pales in comparison to the constant delegitimization of their work by in the media.
Only Palestinian voices can convey the emotions of highly charged stories about Palestine, stories that never make it to mainstream media coverage. When they do, these stories are often missing context, prioritize Israeli views – if not outright lies – and sometimes omit Palestinians altogether. But as the work of Abu Akleh, al-Samoudi, Alnaouq and Shalash, and hundreds more, continues to demonstrate, Palestinians are qualified to produce high-quality journalism with integrity and professionalism.
Source: Palestinians Are Not Liars: Confronting the Violence of Media Delegitimization – scheerpost.com
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.”
Source: Australia’s DFAT blocks FOI request on Israel apartheid status – Pearls and Irritations
North Korea has delivered infantry rockets and missiles to Russian private military company, the Wagner Group, to support the war in Ukraine.
Israel America’s ally turned it’s back on aiding Ukraine
Virtually no country in Africa, Asia or the Middle East has rallied to Biden’s cause of defending Ukraine. The lack of enthusiasm has many roots, but one of them is a strong sense that the U.S. is not principled on this issue and is merely pursuing a narrow national interest. They do not see Washington as actually upholding a rules-based international order. And they are correct in this assessment.
Source: If the US Aim in Helping Ukraine is a Rules-Based International Order it must Condemn Israeli Annexation of Syria’s Golan and Occupation of Palestine
Again, China is taking positions here that have been never been pushed by the U.S. or from which Washington has retreated before the Israel lobbies. That East Jerusalem should be the capital of a Palestinian state that will be quickly brought into being, that Israel should cease sending in squatters to steal private Palestinian land for their squatter-settlements and should cease ruling the West Bank in a unilateral fashion — all of these are principles that the U.S. State Department has acknowledged in the past but on which the U.S. has proved fickle.
Symbolically speaking, nothing could underline the growing closeness of China to the Arab countries more than these frank and straightforward endorsements of the Palestinian cause by Beijing.
Source: At Arab Summit, China’s Xi calls for End to Israeli Settlements and Quick Establishment of Palestinian State With East Jerusalem as Capital
Trump berates the Jews and applauds Israel. 66% of Jew live and practice Judaism outside of Israel. Israel isn’t a Jewish State but a multicultural political Apartheid State increasingly dominated by the religious Right who Trump feeds off in order to pay his legal costs.
Early Sunday the former president lashed out at U.S. Jews on Truth Social for not being enough like Evangelical Christians — and immediately was attacked for what one Jewish group called “unabashed antisemitism.” According to Trump, “No President has done more for Israel than I have. Somewhat surprisingly, however, our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S. Those living in Israel, though, are a different story – Highest approval rating in the World, could easily be P.M.! U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel – Before it is too late!”
Source: ‘Two-bit goon’ Trump ignites furious backlash for demanding U.S. Jews act more like Evangelicals – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism
Likewise, more that 3/4s of Republican evangelicans want to declare the United States a “Christian” state, essentially repealing the First Amendment with its Establishment Cause. They want to control people’s bodies in the U.S., even if they have to do it undemocratically, just as the ayatollahs have the same goal in Iran. Iran has the Guardianship of the Jurisprudent. America’s Red States have the Guardianship of the Pastor and Priest. In neither case are we autonomous adults. We are wards of the state, reduced to being juveniles in custody.
Because of evangelical Republican rule of some US states, we already have elements of the Christian Republic of America, to mirror the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Source: From Veiling to Abortion, Iran’s Theocrats seek to Control Women’s Bodies, just as do U.S. Republican Theocrats
Reinforcing US hegemonyOn the campaign trail, Biden pledged that as president he would make the Saudi kingdom a “pariah” for the killing of Khashoggi. He also said he would not sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia.But it appears that the benefits of thawing of relations outweigh such promises.The unnamed senior White House official who briefed media said that while the administration imposed the so-called “Khashoggi ban” on more than 70 Saudi individuals and entities, rekindling ties is critical.“While we recalibrate relations, we’re not seeking to rupture relations, because Saudi Arabia has been a strategic partner of the United States for eight decades,” the official said Tuesday.Saudi Arabia is also the United States’ largest arms customer, accounting for a quarter of US weapons sold worldBiden hopes to preside over Israel-Saudi wedding | The Electronic Intifada
Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now ousted spokesperson for the country’s ruling-Hindu hardline BJP party. It is the latest provocation against India’s sizeable Muslim population, following a high-court decision in March in the southern Karnataka state to ban women wearing the hijab in schools and colleges.
Source: In Demolishing Muslim protestors’ homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel’s Book
Putin uses Israeli propaganda to justify his war against Ukraine. ” I’m defending Russia and it’s people from a hostile force,” The West says nothing when Israel does it but is united when Russia does. There is a sickening double standard at play here.
When Occupied Palestinians protest the attempt of government-backed Israeli squatters to invade their homes and steal their land, it is reported in the European and US press, if it is reported as all, as “clashes” between Palestinians and Israelis, as though both sides were equally to blame. Or reporters hint around that Palestinians have an innate tendency to terrorism. In the below clip the BBC characterizes the “clash” as over “a hilltop,” as though Palestinian-owned land were a joke. No one asks, what are Israelis even doing in the Palestinian West Bank, much less stealing more land from its owners?
Source: Western Sympathy for White Ukrainian Refugees, while ignoring, demonizing Palestinian Refugees from Israeli Aggression
Beyond political conjecture, however, there is something deeper at play here. The way Putin frames Russian state violence is very similar to the rhetoric and word play Israel has been using in its wars against the Palestinians and Arab states for decades.
Source: Want to understand Putin’s invasion? Look at Israel’s occupation
(Informed Comment) – In his incendiary speech on Ukraine on Monday, Vladimir Putin alleged that Ukraine does not really exist, that it is an artificial construct of the Communist period, crafted by Vladimir Lenin. He declared, “Ukraine never had a tradition of genuine statehood.” When I heard that, it reminded me of the Israeli propaganda line that there has never in history been a Palestine. Denying a people their right to national sovereignty today by arguing that they lacked it in the past thus seems to be a typical move of expansionist states like Russia and Israel, bent on dominating their neighbors.
Source: Why Putin’s Denial of Ukrainian Statehood and Israel’s Denial of Palestinian Statehood are Crimes against History
Morrison blamed Itagi for the delays in approving RATs. Journalist Michael Pascoe of the New Daily proved he was lying. Itagi had approved their use as far back as August last year. It was on Morrison’s head to act and he didn’t. Itagi has already approved a 4th dose of vaccine for the vulnerable and again is simply waiting for Morrison to act. He hasn’t will he blame on them again?
Email Twitter6 Facebook184 LinkedIn Print While Australia’s booster program of COVID vaccines is just getting going, governments overseas are evaluating the need for a fourth dose program. Earlier this year, Israel began offering a fourth dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine to people who are immunocompromised, older people, and front line health workers. Israeli medical experts have since suggested fourth doses for everyone over 18. A number of other countries are deploying or considering a fourth dose program. Meanwhile, the UK have ruled it out for the time being. In Australia, a fourth dose for significantly immunocompromised people – such as those with certain cancers – was approved by ATAGI in early January and is being evaluated for other high-risk populations by the government. While there is evidence a fourth dose would help protect our most vulnerable, it may not be the answer for the broader Australian community.
Source: Israel is rolling out fourth doses of COVID vaccines. Should Australia do the same?
Morrison doesn’t look in the rear vision. Israel’s history since 1967 has been a constant image of a State becoming less perfect so much soit appeared to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Today it controls world’s biggest concentration camp consisting of in the main 2M women and children. It supplies arms and spyware to the worlds extreme despots. Every decade it has become less Liberal, cosied up closer to right-wing regimes and is now clearly an Apartheid State. Israel hasn’t improved but has diminished the lives of its Christian and Muslim citizens while illegally occuping the lands of surrounding States and territories and it continues to do so. The 66% majority of Jews around the world, the diaspora, aren’t listening to the call to come home and settle in Israel and increasingly believe Israel has shamed them and Judaism.
China’s on the other hand has improved the lives of 1.3 billion people and there’s Morrison and Dutton Australia’s noted concentration camp guards maintain they haven’t and supporting them. Morrison’s whitewash of Israeli crime “nobody is perfect”. While social life is worse for 25% of Israel’s citizens and national service a mandate. Chinese health, education, income, and freedoms have improved for 99,5% of China’s on every social metric. How many millions do we see free to roam the world and aren’t aren’t running away boosting Morrison’s economy compared with Palestinians. Under Morrison’s watch skilled Australians have been leaving Australia and we have shrunk and slid down in comparison to other OECD countries on all economic and social metrics while having grown on the global corruption polluters indexes, particularly to when the ALP were running the country during the GFC. That’s fact and not just propaganda.
Scott Morrison told reporters “no country is perfect”, in response to Amnesty’s 280-page report on Israel. A spokesperson for the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, told Guardian Australia: “We do not agree with the report’s characterizations of Israel, and we remain a firm supporter of the state of Israel.”
Source: Amnesty calls on Australia to condemn Israel after Morrison dismisses apartheid claim | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian
How the Fuck is this possible in 2021?
“more Americans think Iran possesses nuclear weapons than think Israel does. While Israel has been known to possess nuclear weapons for decades (without officially acknowledging it) and Iran is not known to have ever possessed any, the American public perception presumes a different reality: 60.5%, including 70.6% of Republicans and 52.6% of Democrats, say Iran possesses nuclear weapons — compared to 51.7% who say Israel does, including 51.7% of Republicans and 51.9% of Democrats. More Americans think Iran possesses nuclear weapons than think Israel does.”
Source: As Iran Negotiates on Nuclear Deal, Americans Wrongly believe it has a Bomb — and that Israel Doesn’t!
Israel are now the world’s most active script writers and false flag fliers. They are a State that’s no longer Jewish
Israel designated six leading Palestinian human rights groups “terrorist organizations,” but refused to reveal any evidence to prove the accusation.
Source: Palestinian Rights Activists Branded “Terrorists” by Israel
Everything Morrison’s Plan isn’t: Israel is sliding and failing Taiwan isn’t it’s back to ZERO
“Countries that consistently aim for elimination — ie, maximum action to stop community transmission as quickly as possible — have generally fared better than countries that opt for mitigation targeted way to reduce cases so as not to overwhelm health-care systems.” Countries opting for elimination fare better for health, economy & civil liberties. Source: The Lancet.
Joint modeling for the “opening up” strategy has been conducted by the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing at University of Western Australia, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne and an independent modeling expert. “If 70% of adult Australians (excluding children <16 years) were fully vaccinated, but with a 95% vaccination level for those aged ≥60 years, the AZ-mRNA strategy would eventually result in some 6.9 million symptomatic COVID-19 cases, 154,000 hospitalisations, and 29,000 fatalities.” It concludes: “The consequences of opening up prematurely could prove to be both irreversible and unacceptable. Aus
Source: Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision. | by Matt Barrie | Aug, 2021 | Medium
Go figure Hitler defined me a Jew fit enough to be gassed, The Rabbinate says I’m not I’m just a bastard child of an unrecognized marriage. My mother is on the Wall of the Righteous a Goy, to some and a ‘Shiksa’ to others. She saved the lives of Jews but Israel has turned it back. My father was a Jew.
If someone’s dad is/was Jewish but the mother isn’t, that’s good enough for me if they want to be a member of the tribe. If someone has a personal epiphany or thoughtful study that leads to this decision, then OK by me.
Source: Israeli Olympic Gold Medalist Isn’t “Jewish Enough” to Marry in Israel
Joe Biden is still bombing Iraq in 2021, and Iraq is still supporting the Palestinians, and refused to join Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in recognizing Israel. Iraq is now so firmly an ally of Iran that its leaders have to do photo ops with Arab leaders to try to escape the perception that Baghdad is too tightly linked to Tehran. Neoconservative fail.
Source: A Litany of Failure: Nearly 20 Years Later, the US is Still Bombing Iraq, and Iraq is Still Condemning Israeli Occupation of Palestine
“The U.N. vote… on Cuba was a chance for President Biden to show global leadership,” said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. “He failed miserably.”
Source: US and Israel Vote ‘No’ as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba | Common Dreams News
Days of Israeli strikes on Gaza and Hamas rocket attacks inside Israel have killed at least 232 Palestinians and 12 Israelis,wounded hundreds more leaving thousands injured and no health system to speak of.
Source: Israel And Palestinian Militants Agree To Cease-Fire | HuffPost
While Israel launched strikes against Gaza last week after Palestinians protested planned evictions in Jerusalem, a group chat of journalists in Canada was lighting up with notifications. They were frustrated with Canadian media coverage that painted the strikes without context and with a glaring absence of Palestinian voices. Some in the group, which included several Muslim journalists, shared frustrating experiences of advocating for nuanced coverage of international issues in their newsrooms. Some asked for advice on how to approach their editors about concerns with coverage, or lack thereof, of what was really going on in the region. So they drafted an open letter. “‘The Middle East is complicated. We need to hear both sides. Everyone has a lot of emotions about this.’ [sic] These are just some of the excuses news editors have provided to Canadian journalists trying to cover the escalating violence against Palestinians,” the letter read. “The lack of nuanced Canadian media coverage of forced expulsions and indiscriminate airstrikes over the last three days, which have so far killed at least 137 Palestinians, including 36 children, has been disappointing.” At the time of publ
Source: Canadian Journalists Fear Retaliation After Israel Open Letter
It is notable that since 2018, the “more with Israel” respondents have fallen from 64 percent to 58 percent, and so are six percent down. Likewise, the percentage that want the US government to put more pressure on Israel has risen from 27 percent in 2018 to 34 percent today. There is thus a significant shift in attitudes going on, but not significant enough to sink support for Israel under 50 percent in the general population.
Source: Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?
Israel is also not a member of the ICC and rejects the court’s jurisdiction over its territory and nationals. The long war persists. International law — hamstrung by its own institutions, entrenched power relations and politicisation — offers no clear or quick solution.
Source: Why is accountability for alleged war crimes so hard to achieve in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?
Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, missiles, heavy artillery and command-and-control, not to mention a U.S. commitment to provide a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over the next decade, is not exercising “the right to defend itself.” It is carrying out mass murder. It is a war crime.
Source: Israel’s big lie: This isn’t self defense — it’s a war crime, aided and abetted by the U.S. | Salon.com