Bob Carr, that despicable swine, was the first western politclown who flew first class to Egypt, only to hand $20 million dollars of our taxpayer money to Egypts Muslim Brotherhood. That same man is relentless in his jihad against the Jews:
Labor’s campaign for Muslim votes in western Sydney is corrupting its values – and betraying our own:
Former foreign minister Bob Carr has lashed out at Israel, accusing the Jewish state of fabricating history and bribing Australian politicians, in an attack condemned by the Turnbull government.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hit back at Mr Carr’s tirade, describing his remarks as deeply unhelpful and provocative.
The one-time titan of the Labor Right let loose at a dinner in Sydney late last month at an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People function in a speech that has appeared online, accusing Israel of eliminating the Arab character of Jerusalem.
Mr Carr praised Greens senator Lee Rhiannon, the leader of the party’s so-called “watermelon” faction and an arch-foe of his old NSW Labor colleagues. “The people of Palestine are seeing street by street the character, the nomenclature, of Jerusalem being changed,” Mr Carr told the gathering. “The story of Jerusalem is now being fabricated. Judaising and eliminating the Arab character of this great Arab city is a shocking thing to take place.”
He singled out his former colleague in the NSW parliament and on the federal frontbench, Tony Burke, for his efforts to change Labor Middle-East policy at the party’s national conference in July.
I was on holidays in Jerusalem only a couple of years ago and know that Carr exaggerates grotesquely, in a way sure to inflame that deadly Muslim victimhood. I saw the Arab quarter of Jerusalem with my own eyes, still there and still overwhelmingly Arab.
Moreover, I also saw the old Armenian quarter, part of the city for 1500 years, as well as the Jewish quarter, built over the ruins of Jewish buildings from 2000 years ago. I know that to simply characterise Jerusalem, still home to the ruins of King David’s Palace and the Second Temple of Biblical times, as a “great Arab city” is a kind of verbal ethnic cleansing. It is a denial of history. Does Carr truly not know there was a time when Jerusalem was a Jewish city and the Arabs still remained in the Arabian Peninsula?
As Psalm 137 recorded, 1000 years before the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s birth and the subsequent Arab conquest of Jerusalem:
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, and we wept, when we remembered Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
Why would Carr so misrepresent the history of Jerusalem and the Jewish administration of it?
As The Australian then reported: “Mr Carr is believed to have spent an hour with Ms Gillard … explaining the electoral problems in Sydney” if she did not become less pro-Israeli.
The Sydney Morning Herald noted: “Many MPs in western Sydney, who are already fearful of losing their seats, are coming under pressure from constituents with a Middle East background.”
Frontbencher Tony Burke also insisted Gillard back the Palestinian cause — and here’s why: Burke’s Sydney seat of Watson now has an astonishing 20 per cent of Muslim voters. In fact, of the 20 seats with the most Muslim voters, Labor held all but one.
Labor … notoriously reversed a decision to deport extremist preacher Sheik Taj El-Din Hilali.
[In 2013], the Mufti of Australia [Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed] wrote to Labor members to warn union boss Paul Howe had a “bias” towards Israel, and if he was not blocked from becoming a senator, Labor would lose the Muslim votes that helped “successfully retain the majority of ALP seats in Western Sydney”.
To know just what Tony Burke will say to win Muslim votes at an Australia Palestine Advocacy Network Fundraising Dinner:
If you are serious about justice, then we need to acknowledge and acknowledge the truth, that all Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are illegal. If we’re serious about speaking the truth then we must unequivocally be able to say that East Jerusalem is occupied…
For those who are political advocates within Palestine itself, I will never know the bravery that comes with putting your life on the line and at risk, in engaging in politics in different ways.
I’d bet many of Burke’s audience heard that as an implicit endorsement of Palestinian terrorism.