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It’s official: McCully has put NZ on the wrong side of history

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If New Zealand was a cart McCully has hitched it to an old broken down donkey that is days away from being sent to the knackers yard.He allowed himself to be told what to do by John Kerry and Barack Obama and he ignored Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump who made it crystal clear that they were both strongly against resolution 2334. He has put New Zealand in a very weak diplomatic position and he has planted us firmly on the wrong side of history. The US Senate yesterday sent a very strong message that it rejects the resolution.

Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) are among 21 senators who have signed onto legislation that rejects the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334,which calls Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem “illegal.”

…The bipartisan legislation rejecting UN Res 2443 was co-authored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). It also has the support of 10 other Democrats who broke with President Obama and urges all U.S. presidents and their administrations to uphold the American tradition of “vetoing all United Nations Security Council resolutions that seek to insert the Council into the peace process, recognize unilateral Palestinian actions including declaration of a Palestinian state, or dictate terms and a timeline for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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McCully and Obama’s actions put thirty thousand Palestinian jobs at risk

I received this e-mail yesterday from Jay Sekulow the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) Chief Counsel.

Juana,

President Obama’s diplomatic war on Israel is expanding.

First, he betrayed our greatest ally in the Middle East at the United Nations (U.N.). Second, Secretary Kerry bullied and berated Israel on the public stage. Now, the U.N. has created a blacklist of anyone who does business in Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem.

This blacklist of Jews and people who support Israel will be used by the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to further delegitimize Israel.

Now, President Obama may be planning a final betrayal – unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state led by a government that funds terrorism…

I did a little research and it turns out that like previous actions by the BDS the people most affected by the blacklist will be the very people that the activists claim to support, the Palestinians.

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This is what happens when you go dog on your mates

Like NZ did to Fiji when we turned or backs on our mates, the US has done the same to Israel.

When you are spurned you find better friends. Fiji tuned north, and now Israel has cut a deal with Russia and is improving relations with Sunni states in the region, while Obama looks on.

There is perhaps only one thing harder for the American mind to process than the fact that President Obama has been a terrible foreign policy president, and that is that Bibi Netanyahu is an extraordinarily successful Israeli Prime Minister. In Asia, in Africa, in Latin America, Israel’s diplomacy is moving from strength to strength. Virtually every Arab and Middle Eastern leader thinks that Bibi is smarter and stronger than President Obama, and as American prestige across the Middle East has waned under Obama, Israel’s prestige — even among people who hate it — has grown. Bibi’s reset with Russia, unlike Obama’s, actually worked. His pivot to Asia has been more successful than Obama’s. He has had far more success building bridges to Sunni Muslims than President Obama, and both Russia and Iran take Bibi and his red lines much more seriously than they take Obama’s expostulations and pious hopes.

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McCully is a disgrace, not fit to hold a ministerial warrant any longer

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Murray McCully has become a disgrace, well, more of a disgrace than he has been in the past.

He has become an Arab apologist and anti-Israel mouthpiece with no respect whatsoever for Israel.

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has fronted Auckland’s Jewish community criticising Israel’s policies in its region.

Speaking at the Auckland Hebrew Congregation, “Peace in the Middle East” McCully placed a great deal of the blame for the lack of progress in the plans for peace on Israel’s settlements policy according to reports received today.

McCully refused to accept that attacks by Palestinians on Israelis were acts of terrorism…saying that Israelis and others could call them terrorism but he would not. At the function organised by the New Zealand Zionist Federation the Foreign Minister said that New Zealand had contributed to a mine-clearing operation on the West Bank the aim of which was to clear land for Palestinian agriculture. He told the audience that after the area had been cleared Israel took a portion of it to build a road denying   the Palestinians the right to use that strip for farming…an action which displeased the New Zealand government.

McCully appealed to the Jewish community to contacts friends and family in Israel to seek their cooperation in persuading Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “to cease his settlement activity”.

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One killed and at least 13 injured in Palestinian terror attacks

Israel is again under sustained terror attacks from Palestinians.

Not that you’d know from NZ media. The Guardian reports:

Three attacks by Palestinians in the space of just over an hour and a half have left one dead and at least 13 injured across Israel, in incidents that included a mass stabbing in Jaffa during a visit by the US vice-president, Joe Biden.

Israeli police later confirmed that the person killed in Jaffa was a 29-year-old American tourist who was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in Holon. There were no details on the American’s identity.

In the spate of attacks on Tuesday evening – in East Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Jaffa – attackers used guns and knives against both Israeli police and passersby. It was one of the worst days of violence in several months of almost daily attacks in Israel.

They coincided with the arrival of Biden on Tuesday for meetings with the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.   Read more »

Hamas get military weapons ideas from Iran and North Korea

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It is well known that Iran supplies Hamas with weapons, but it appears that they are also sharing weapons technology and designs with the North Koreans.

Hamas claimed recently it has created its own tank, repurposing parts of another tank captured from Israel Defense Forces two years ago

The vehicle was put on public display during a parade last week at the funeral of seven Hamas members, killed during a tunnel collapse near the Israeli border.

A Hamas leader told the assembled crowd: “The Tufah neighbourhood (in Gaza) has a long story with enemy tanks, and therefore, we are preparing ourselves for the day we shall meet those tanks … Let the locally-produced vehicle move forward.”    Read more »

The ‘inexcusable bias’ of the BBC over Israel

The BBC is much like Radio NZ, a veritable feast of lefty dogma. But a former chairman of the BBC has spoken out against what he calls the ‘inexcusable bias’ of the BBC in reporting events in Israel.

The BBC is facing a new row over its coverage of Israel, after former chairman Michael Grade accused the broadcaster of an ‘inexcusable’ bias.

Lord Grade claimed that the BBC ‘directly misled’ viewers in a report about the recent wave of stabbing attacks on Israelis, by failing to show militant Palestinian groups praising the attacks.

Over the last two months, seven Israelis have been killed and dozens have been wounded in a shooting, a stoning and a series of stabbings.

At least 40 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including several identified by Israel as attackers.

But in a letter to BBC director of news James Harding, Lord Grade accused the BBC of drawing unfair comparisons between the Israeli victims of terrorism, and Palestinians terrorists who had been killed by Israeli forces trying to stop them.

It created an ‘equivalence between Israeli victims of terrorism and Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli security forces in the act of carrying out terror attacks,’ he said.   Read more »

Why is the Media party ignoring the wave of terrorists attacks in Israel?

Israel is under increased terror attacks and it is pretty much being ignored by the world and especially the Media Party:

In the last week, my country, Israel, including our capital, the Holy City of Jerusalem, have come under an unprecedented wave of Palestinian terror.

A week ago, Eitam and Na’ama Henkin were brutally executed by Palestinian terrorists point-blank in their car. Their four children, Matan, 9, Nitzan, 7, Neta, 4, and Itamar, 9 months old, who are now orphaned, were still in the back seat and miraculously unharmed. Their lives are now irreparably altered.

Days later, two more Israelis were stabbed to death in Jerusalem. One of the men killed was holding his two year old child at the time. More lives and families torn apart.

Two weeks ago, Alexander Levlovitz, who was on his way home after Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) dinner, was murdered when Palestinian youths threw rocks at his car and he lost control.

Over the past 48 hours in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and virtually all parts of Israel, we have had over 150 terror attacks, including stabbings, shootings, stones thrown and vehicular rammings.

Yet somehow the international community is silent in the face of this terror onslaught against my people. Is our blood cheaper? Do Jewish lives not matter?

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Disgusting display of anti-semitism in London, journalist calls for death of all Jews in Israel

This is absolutely disgusting, but it’s what you get when you import terror masquerading as “immigrants” or “refugees”.

At yesterday’s violent, pro-terrorist, anti-Israel rally outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, a pro Palestinian woman openly called for the genocide of six million Jews while accusing others of racism. Another anti-racist stood before a group of Jews waving a penny, telling them “money… is all you understand.”   Read more »

Face of the day

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New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

Today’s face of the day, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has played a part in a historic deal. A deal that will be remembered by the history books as a deal with the devil and one where the UN Security Council threw Israel to the wolves and helped finance Iran’s commitments to pursue Islamic terrorism throughout the world.

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