Zionism is to Jews what feminism is to women. You can’t honestly say you hate the former but respect the latter.
Australia is suspected of moving toward recognizing a Palestinian State. If you don’t know, that would be Gaza II or Afghanistan II. Nothing liberating or nice. No human rights, no peace, no freedom, no democracy.
Now, we could say ‘What does it matter if they recognize a Palestinian State? It’s like confirming the tooth fairy, the Eastern bunny, Santa, UFOs, and the man in the moon all in one.’ That’s true, but it would embolden the terrorists of Hamas and the PA. It would widen the anti-Israel front internationally. And, it would encourage local antisemites to make Jewish life more unpleasant and unsafe on their continent. That is a big deal.
How did it get so far? In 2004, the first signs of rot began to show after it had been a relatively safe haven for hundreds of years. Notably, Australia welcomed nearly 8000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Europe from 1933 to 1938, with another 5000 arriving in 1939, not unlike many States in Asia. And after the War, when the West closed its borders again for the Jewish survivors of the concentration camps, Australia took in 17,000 post-war, Jewish refugees. With more to come in the subsequent decades.
It seems, from this reputable source, that most of this ancient hatred was imported. Just like the rabbits let loose on Australian soil multiplied limitlessly for a lack of natural predators, smuggled-in antisemitism found no resistance. It easily overrun this continent nation in the past 20 years.
It may be worth noting that, like the US, Australia is built on land stolen from the natives who were hunted as wild dogs among other forms of genocide. In recent years, White Australia has begun to deal with its evil past. Still, of course, it’s easier to blame the Jews (in Australia and the Middle East) than to have an honest, prolonged look in the mirror.
I never get tired of saying not to blame immigrant Muslims. Their imported Jew-hatred is only thriving because Western animosity is already present there. It is racist to then blame Muslims for the worst hatred. And Australia needs to really do away with racism, no less than the US must.
It is sad that Australia could not learn from the downfall of Europe. Because, make no mistake, the Holocaust targeted and massacred the Jews, but meant the moral collapse of the European continent. My guess is this Jew-hatred is still fueled by Christian animosity also in Australia.
When will they ever learn? I pray for all Jews and our friends every day.