Canadians Join IDF: Harper’s Government Silent

On the 14th of this month I posted  on the Sydney Morning Herald article about Australians with dual Israeli nationality going to join the IDF.

These young openly zionist men left Australia to join the IDF’s horrendous assault on Gaza

(see here https://asidewrite.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/is-australia-racsist-in-allowing-openly-zionist-australian-jewish-men-to-fight-with-the-idf-in-palestine/)

My post questioned the Australian governments double standard on young Muslim men travelling to war torn middle Eastern countries to join a range of military and/or ‘humanitarian’ services, just because they were travelling to countries under the ‘expat violent jihadist’ spotlight.

Today ‘dissidentvoice.org’ has an article by Yves Engler (24th August 2014) on the Canadian experience.  Engler states;

“The double standard is extreme. It is illegal for Somali Canadians to fight in that country but it is okay for Canadian Jews to kill Palestinians in Gaza. And the government will give you a charitable tax credit if you give them money to support it.

Fortunately, activists in one country have made strides on this issue. A Palestine solidarity group in South Africa recently launched a case against citizens of that country who have served in the Israeli military.

Some have suggested another solution. Eminent Canadian historian Jack Granatstein recently told an interviewer: “In my view no one who is a Canadian should be able to enlist in some other country’s military and keep his Canadian citizenship.”

This is the question for Australian policy makers who otherwise look to have blatant double standards.

Canadians Join IDF: Harper’s Government Silent

See Engler’s article here:  Canadians Join IDF: Harper’s Government Silent.

Why The UN is Waste of Money and an Anachronism

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Australia remains the twelfth largest financial contributor to the UN. Although the amount we pay is not available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, Wikipaedia see here sites the following costs to our national budget.

“Australia contributed more than US$87 million in the years 2004 to 2006, with a regular budget of US$22.9 million, peacekeeping costs of approximately US$60 million, and over US$4 million contribution to International Tribunals.”  

Below is Resolution 242 of 1967

Just one of the many reasons the UN wastes our time and money on empty words while people die.

 

See Resolution on this site

UNITED
NATIONS

Security Council

S/RES/242 (1967)
Resolution 242 (1967)
of 22 November 1967

The Security Council,

Expressing its continuing concern with the grave situation in the Middle East,

Emphasizing the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every State in the area can live in security,

Emphasizing further that all Member States in their acceptance of the Charter of the United Nations have undertaken a commitment to act in accordance with Article 2 of the Charter,

1. Affirms that the fulfilment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include the application of both the following principles:

(i) Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;

(ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force;

2. Affirms further the necessity

(a) For guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area;

(b) For achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem;

(c) For guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independence of every State in the area, through measures including the establishment of demilitarized zones;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to designate a Special Representative to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the provisions and principles in this resolution;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the progress of the efforts of the Special Representative as soon as possible.

Adopted unanimously at the 1382nd meeting