The Australian Labor Party has now adopted former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘unconditional recognition’ of Palestine as well as his ‘Stalinist methods’ according to former federal MP Michael Danby. Mr Danby was speaking after the ALP passed a motion this week to ‘recognise the state of Palestine’ in the event of the party forming government.
Much of the support for the motion came from Labor Senator Penny Wong who also opposed moves by Mr Danby and others to label China’s treatment of the Uyghurs as ‘genocide’.
Like it or not, the simple reality is that support for Palestinian statehood without guarantees to protect Israel are either stupendously naive at best or camouflaged anti-Semitism at worst.
It will be up to Australian Jewry and those interested in genuine Middle East peace to decide which of those describes the ALP under Mr Corbyn’s selfie-buddy Anthony Albanese.
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