Zionist Australia’s SBS Suspends Renowned Pro-Palestinian Journalist Essam Al Ghalib

Essam Al Ghalib

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) provides excellent globally-oriented TV and radio services to Australia, and particularly to exceptionally multicultural Australia. However SBS has succumbed to foreign and local  Zionist pressure and suspended renowned Arab journalist Essam Al Ghalid for unexceptional tweets made 10 years ago which offended local Zionists and a foreign,  pro-Israel,  Israel-promoting and Zionist media monitoring website called HonestReporting.

I first became aware of this particular foreign and local Zionist attack on free speech and journalism in Australia via a press release from the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) that said in part: “The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is deeply concerned at the biased and flawed process by SBS Management that saw renowned journalist Essam Al Ghalib suspended, pending investigation. APAN unequivocally supports Essam, and all journalists who pursue truth with integrity on Palestine in the face of targeted campaigns and harassment from lobby groups. We call on SBS Management to dismiss its investigation. “At a time when Israeli forces and settlers have killed more Palestinians in the West Bank in one month than at any other time in the past few decades, worrying about a journalist’s tweet from 10 years ago is a callous distraction,” APAN President Nasser Mashni said. “As Palestinians, we rely on journalists to hold Israel to account because our governments certainly don’t. It is not for any Zionist group to determine what is proper journalism; this is the role of regulators, media unions, and networks themselves” [1].

As set out below, the Orwellian suspension of Essam Al Ghalib for truth-telling is just one more example of Zionist subversion and perversion of US lackey Australia.

(A). Repugnantly Zionist Australia’s Mainstream presstitutes lie by commission and omission over Apartheid Israel’s ongoing Palestinian Genocide.

The  comments by APAN in defence of “proper journalism” were timely and correct, especially in the context of a Zionist-subverted, Zionist-perverted and US lackey Australia  in which the fervently pro-Zionist and mendacious US Murdoch media empire dominates the Mainstream media with  70% of daily city newspaper readership [2, 3]. Australia has become a Corporatocracy, Lobbyocracy and Murdochracy in which  Big Money purchases public perception of reality, votes, political power and hence more private profit [4]. As a consequence Australia is second only to Zionist-beholden America as a supporter of Apartheid Israel and hence of the vile crime of Apartheid that is condemned by the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid [5-8].

There is massive censorship in Australia and the West in general of the appalling realities of Apartheid Israel and its continuing Palestinian Genocide (2.2 million deaths from violence, 0.1 million, and imposed deprivation, 2.1 million, since the UK invasion of the Middle East in 1914 for oil and imperial hegemony) [8-10]. 90% of Palestine has now been ethnically cleansed, and a former US Ambassador to the UN and to Apartheid Israel, Tom Pickering, has observed that Apartheid Israel would concede no more that 4.4% of Palestine for a  Palestinian State in a “2-state solution”, and predicted an eventual expulsion of all Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (“a no-state solution”) [11, 12]. The ABC (the Australian Broadcasting  Corporation, Australia’s taxpayer-funded equivalent of the UK BBC) is the Big Sister of the SBS (the 2022-2023 ABC funding is $1,062 million, SBS funding $318 million). However an ABC Search for the term “Palestinian Genocide” yields zero (0) results – a shocking indictment of mendacious Australian Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes.

Australian Mainstream presstitutes also largely ignore the appalling realities of ongoing Israeli Apartheid and its ongoing Palestinian Genocide. Of about 15.5 million mostly impoverished Indigenous Palestinians, 8.0 million are Exiled Palestinians violently excluded from the land continuously inhabited by their forebears for over 3 millennia; 5.5 million are Occupied Palestinians highly abusively confined without human rights under Apartheid Israeli military rule to ever-dwindling to West Bank ghettoes (3.3 million) and to the blockaded and bombed  Gaza Concentration Camp (2.2 million); and  2.0 million are Israeli  Palestinians, able to vote for the government ruling them but only as Third Class citizens under 60 Nazi-style race-based discriminatory laws [8, 13, 14]. Despite the century-long and ongoing Palestinian Genocide and successive mass population expulsions (800,000 or 54% of the Indigenous Palestinian population in the 1948 Naksa or Catastrophe and a further 400,000 in the 1967 Naksa or Setback) [9, 15], today the 7.5 million Indigenous Palestinians represent 50% of the Subjects of Apartheid Israel (Jewish Israelis 47%) but 5.5 million Occupied Palestinians (73% of the Indigenous Palestinian Subjects) cannot vote for the government ruling them – egregious Apartheid as recognized by humane leaders and writers around the world (notably in post-Apartheid South Africa), world human rights groups (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International) and Israeli human rights organizations (Yesh Din and B’Tselem) [16]. However the Zionist-subverted and Zionist-perverted Australian Labor Government and Coalition Opposition both falsely reject the descriptive, and the  Zionist-subverted ABC ordered its journalists not to use the word Apartheid in relation to the State of Israel [17].

Of course Australian Mainstream presstitutes also largely ignore the appalling realities that poverty kills and that presently 7.4 million people die avoidably from imposed deprivation each year in the impoverished Global South (see my huge books Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” [18 ], Gideon Polya,“ “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” [19] and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British history. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability ” [20]).The GDP (nominal) per capita is a deadly $3,500 for Occupied Palestinians  as compared to $55,400 for Israelis. This means that each year  4,000 Occupied Palestinians (mostly children) die avoidably from deprivation under Israeli guns, in addition to an average of about 500 violently killed each year by the Zionist murderers [8]. In the last 2 decades about 10,000 Palestinians have been violently  killed by the Zionists and a further 90,000 have died from imposed deprivation [8]. On a  per capita basis for the Occupied Palestinian population, Apartheid Israel leads the world in killing journalists  [21], and is among world leaders for killing children [22], noting that about 50% of Occupied Palestinians are children and 75% are women and children. Indeed expert surveying has revealed that 50% of Israeli children are subject to physical, psychological and sexual abuse (17% for the latter) [23]. Occupied Palestinian children are variously subject to bare-survival  poverty and horrendous Occupier violence. An awfully high proportion of  Jewish and Palestinian child Subjects of Apartheid Israel are subjected to appalling abuse [22-28]. Apartheid Israel variously excludes Occupied Palestinians from the provisions of all the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [24].

(B). What did renowned, humanitarian and truth-telling journalist Essam Al Ghalib actually say?

Apart from the APAN press release [1], the only other media reportage of this matter has been in the Zionist press. The Australian Jewish News reported: “An SBS world news reporter with a track record of posting anti-Israel comments and false claims about the Jewish State on Twitter – including using the hashtag #F**kIsrael – was suspended earlier this week. On Monday, an SBS spokesperson confirmed to The AJN that Essam Al-Ghalib is a cross-platform journalist employed on a casual basis with SBS, and action has now been taken in regard to this matter.  “In light of some tweets published between 2014 and 2015, which we’ve become aware of, he [Al Ghalib] has been stood down from all duties, pending an internal investigation,” the SBS spokesperson said. Earlier, on February 1, media monitoring website Honest Reporting exposed a series of Al-Ghalib’s tweets he made between 2014 and 2015, including one which said, “A f**king Israeli soldier choking a Palestinian boy”. Other tweets by Al-Ghalib in that period claimed that Israel put Palestinians in “concentration camps”, that Israeli soldiers are “bloody murderers”, and that Israel is “the biggest terrorist in the world” [29].

My comments on this paragraph are given below and demonstrate the sheer falsity of the Zionist complaints:

(1). “using the hashtag #F**kIsrael”: Given present popular public language standards,  as indeed exhibited by the SBS and the ABC (albeit not the sort of language I would use in public), it is a quite reasonable declaration in relation to the appalling crimes of nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, genocidally racist, serial ethnic cleanser, serial war criminal, grossly human rights abusing, child abusing [22-28], mother-abusing,  women -abusing, democracy-by-genocide, and neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel. Zionism is Nazism without gas chambers but with high technology subjugation and killing, and with 100 nuclear weapons. Words fail to adequately convey the evil of Nazi-style and genocidally racist  Apartheid Israel. Indeed careful analysis reveals a shocking and detailed list of 52 Zionist- and  Apartheid Israeli-Nazi Germany comparisons [30].

(2). “A f**king Israeli soldier choking a Palestinian boy”: There would have been an angry private reaction such as this from all decent people, noting that Apartheid Israel is among world leaders in killing children [22].  There are numerous indignant reports of Israeli abuse of Israeli and Palestinian children [22-28] . SBS should not be punishing the angry messenger but reporting egregious Israeli child abuse.  Indeed the wonderful Palestinian humanitarian Jesus was rendered extremely angry about the abuse of children, declaring (Matthew 18.6): “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” [31, 32].  I remember as a young teenager hearing Archbishop Sir Guilford Young  quoting this passage in St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania, to an audience of school children. When he got to the part about being “drowned in the depth of the sea” he took off his red archbishop’s hat and slammed it into the pulpit in great rage. Fortunately I did not know then to what he was referring, and my loving parents kept me innocent when I told them (mimicking the Archbishop’s  performance) of the Archbishop’s incandescent rage in quoting that passage.

(3). “Israel put Palestinians in “concentration camps””: numerous anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish humanitarians from outstanding  anti-racist  Jewish American scholar Professor Noam Chomsky (MIT)  to Cardinal Renato Martino (former  head of the Vatican Council for Justice and Peace and a former Holy See envoy to the United Nations) variously refer to sealed off, blockaded and bombed Gaza as the world’s largest “concentration camp” and the world’s largest “open prison” (for an extensive, alphabetically-organized list of such expert opinions see [33]). Half the inmates are children surviving in bare survival conditions.

(4). “Israeli soldiers are “bloody murderers””: This is the awful reality of Apartheid Israel today. In the last 2 decades about 10,000 Palestinians have been violently killed by the Zionists, scores of thousands have been wounded with life-changing injuries, and a further 90,000 Occupied Palestinians have died from imposed deprivation [8]. I have decent, anti-racist Jewish Israeli friends who stopped serving  in the Israel Defence Force (IDF) because of this, and the ongoing, war criminal and grossly human rights-violating Occupation.

(5). “Israel is “the biggest terrorist in the world””: This is certainly true on a per capita basis but on the basis of  absolute numbers of people killed the US is the world’s biggest terrorist state. Israeli state terrorism , US state terrorism, UK state terrorism and French state terrorism  are vastly more deadly than jihadi non-state terrorism. Indeed the worst crime of  jihadi non-state terrorism is that it provides an excuse for vastly disproportionate deadly responses from the US Alliance state terrorists [34-37]. Thus 4,000 Zionists  have been violently killed since 1920  as compared to the Palestinian Genocide involving 2.2 million deaths from violence, 0.1 million, and imposed deprivation, 2.1 million, since the UK invasion of the Middle East in 1914 [9]. The British and UK-trained and UK-armed Zionist forces killed about 10% of the adult male Palestinian population in the 1930s Arab Revolt. In 2015 it was estimated that  32 million Muslims died from violence, 5 million, and from imposed deprivation, 27 million, in 20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Governments  9/11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 innocent Americans and very likely involved Israeli state terrorism [38, 39].  US-backed Apartheid Israel has invaded 13 countries, occupied territory of all its 5 neighbours, still  occupies the territory of 4 countries (Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) including the third holiest city for 2 billion Muslims (Jerusalem or Al Quds), and is presently grossly violating International Law by regularly bombing targets in Syria and Iraq, in addition to occasional  bombing atrocities in Iran [19]. The US has invaded 72 countries (52 since WW2), has committed 469 invasions from 1798 onwards, committed 251 invasions since 1991,  and has 800 military bases in over 70 countries [40]. One notes that as a major global arms supplier and as a dirty tricks surrogate for the US, Apartheid Israel was covertly involved in 3 coups in the South Pacific (Fiji in 1987 and 2000, and Australia in 2010) and  in various genocidal atrocities around the world, specifically the Guatemalan Mayan Indian Genocide, the Rohingya Genocide and the Nicaragua and Sudan civil wars  [41]. 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied post-WW2 by Apartheid Israel, the UK, France, and the US total 24 million, 727 million, 142 million, and 82 million, respectively [19] – state terrorism indeed.

Finally, one must consider the “Jewish State” assertion of The Australian Jewish News report quoted above. It is blatantly false and racist. 50% of the Subjects of Apartheid Israel are Indigenous Palestinians as compared to 47% being Jewish Israelis. The only way Apartheid Israel is a “Jewish State” is if, Nazi-style, we regard its 50% majority of 7.5 million of Indigenous Palestinian Subjects as “non-persons”. Indeed the 5.5 million Occupied Palestinians (73% of the 7.5 million Indigenous Palestinian Subjects) cannot vote for the government ruling them – vicious, racist,  anti-democratic and criminal Apartheid by neo-Nazi, Zionist-run Apartheid Israel [8]. The ethnic descendants in Palestine today of the Jewish Palestinians at the time of Jesus are actually  the sorely oppressed Semitic Indigenous Palestinians – the ruling Jewish Israelis mostly descend from Yemeni, Berber and Khazar converts to Judaism in the first millennium CE [42]. The Ashkenazi Jews  who are politically dominant in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and Apartheid Israel descend from non-Semitic Turkic Khazar converts to Judaism [15, 42]. Like so many other false claims of the remorselessly and outrageously  mendacious Zionists [43], the claim of Jewish ethnicity to justify  genocidal colonization if Palestine is utterly false. Indeed DNA analysis shows that I am mainly Ashkenazi Jewish but with zero Middle Eastern (i.e. Semitic) contribution. For the expert opinions of decent, anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars, writers and leaders see [44-46].

(C). Foreign and local Zionist attacks on decent, anti-racist, humanitarian, and truth-telling Australian journalists and academics.

The Zionist complaint to SBS was made by a US- and Apartheid Israel-based, Zionist and pro-Israel organization called HonestReporting that states (without any mention of the 50% majority Indigenous Palestinian Subjects of Apartheid Israel): “The mission of HonestReporting is to ensure truth, integrity and fairness, and to combat ideological prejudice in journalism and the media, as it impacts Israel… Since 2004, HonestReporting has been organizing trips to the Jewish state, providing you with the opportunity to observe the real facts on the ground” [47]. The management group of HonestReporting is variously based in Zionist-subverted America and neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel [48]. It has found fertile ground in Zionist-subverted, Zionist-perverted and US lackey Australia.

Indeed this present episode reminds one of the Apartheid Israeli “lawfare” against an eminent anti-racist and pro-peace Australian academic Dr Jake Lynch (Associate Professor within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sydney University,  formerly Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University, Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the university, and Secretary-General of the International Peace Research Association). According to Wikipedia: “In 2013, Shurat HaDin, an Israeli NGO, commenced legal action in the Federal Court of Australia against Lynch, alleging a breach of Australia’s anti-racism laws over Lynch’s active support for the BDS campaign. The case, however, was subsequently dismissed by His Honour Justice Alan Robertson, with costs in favour of Lynch” [49].

Given the fervent support for Apartheid Israel by Zionists, Australian and overseas  Zionist attempts  to censor anti-racist Australian pro-human rights  journalists and academics violate the spirit of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution that seeks to minimize malignant foreign interference in Australian public life: “Section 44 of the Constitution states: 44. Any person who (i.) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power… shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.” [50].

War is the penultimate in racism and genocide the ultimate (e.g. the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by genocidally racist Apartheid Israel). Numerous anti-racist Jews, non-Jews, Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims are highly condemnatory  of war and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by genocidally racist Apartheid Israel but presumably could be censored, suspended or sacked by SBS for saying so, even as private citizens exercising free speech in Australia. A Zionist-subverted SBS  has evidently joined the anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, holocaust- ignoring, genocide-ignoring, and  Zionist-subverted Australian Mainstream media.

If SBS were to act to censor, suspend or sack journalists with the outcome benefiting the interests of  a  nuclear weapons-armed foreign state other than Apartheid Israel, specifically peace-loving China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, then I daresay it would be rapidly defunded, investigated, and all its people put on an Australian Intelligence watch list for traitors and terrorists. During the rule of Queen Elizabeth I people acting against the realm  in the interests of a foreign state were tortured, hung, drawn and quartered, and their heads stuck on a pike as a public warning. In 1946 William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw), an American-born fascist who became a German citizen in 1940, was hanged by the UK for his broadcasts from Nazi Germany. Fortunately we live in gentler times in the West, and decent anti-racist people with a sole allegiance to Australia simply want public exposure of mendacious and traitorous  Mainstream media boss, journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat  presstitutes  deceiving Australia in the interests of criminal foreign powers such as the US, UK and Apartheid Israel.

This is not  the first egregious attack on a truth-telling journalist  by Australia’s SBS media organization. Thus free speech was trashed in jingoistic, pro-war , US lackey Australia when  Scott McIntyre, a courageous young sports journalist with SBS was sacked in 2015 after he tweeted a succession of truthful anti-war comments on Anzac Day (Australia’s war dead remembrance day). Only a few, notably Australia’s famed expatriate journalist  John Pilger and “invisible” me, came to his defence, and the rest was silence or strong condemnation of McIntyre. To better understand this latest trashing of free speech in Australia you need to appreciate some Australian history and the high level of ignorance, jingoism, racism, politically correct racism (PC racism), political cowardice and censorship  in Australia. Yet what the truthful, decent and courageous Scott McIntyre tweeted is unexceptional to decent people: “Innocent children, on the way to school, murdered. Their shadows seared into the concrete of Hiroshima”, “Not forgetting that the largest single-day terrorist attacks in history were committed by this nation & their allies in Hiroshima & Nagasaki”, “Remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan”, “Wonder if the poorly-read, largely white, nationalist drinkers and gamblers pause today to consider the horror that all mankind suffered”, and “The cultification of an imperialist invasion of a foreign nation that Australia had no quarrel with is against all ideals of modern society”[51].

The same intolerance of free speech by decent people  was exhibited when on Australia’s Anzac Day,  Muslim, feminist  social advocate and  humanitarian  journalist  Yassmin Abdel-Magied (who worked for the ABC) merely posted the following 7 words on her Facebook page: “Lest we forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”. Savaged by public outcry, Ms Abdel-Magied rapidly deleted the post, apologized, and left for London (the ABC apologized and stopped her ABC program). The post was correct and her silencing by rabid jingoists is a stain on Australia and an attack on free speech [52]. Similarly,  one of Australia ‘s top journalists, Mike Carlton, was effectively driven from his job with the Sydney Melbourne Herald after he forcefully criticized the latest Israeli Gaza Massacre in 2014 [53].

In 2015 Dr Sandra Nasr, lecturer in Middle East politics at  Notre Dame University, Western Australia, published an article on the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)  website uncontroversially linking Old Testament Biblical imperatives of violent occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the first millennium BC  to Zionist colonialism  and gross human rights abuse in Palestine today. Dr Nasr  was immediately attacked and falsely defamed by Zionists and the pro-Zionist WA Today as “racist” and “anti-semitic”  and the article was removed from the LSE website. To its shame, rather than defend Dr Nasr, Notre Dame said it “apologizes” for her article which it is  now “addressing” [54]. For your convenience horrifying genocide-related quotes from the Old Testament of The Holy Bible are recorded in the website  “Zionist quotes re racism and Palestinian Genocide” [11].

In the US the racist Zionists have also been fiercely attacking academic free speech as well as the “free speech” First Amendment to the Constitution of the  United States of America  as illustrated by the persecution of famed anti-racist Jewish American academic  Dr Norman Finkelstein (son of Jewish survivors of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust, and  author of “The Holocaust Industry”, he was denied tenure and pressured to leave by a by Zionist-pressured De Paul University) [55, 56]. Outstanding anti-racist humanitarian Anul  Gandhi (the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi) was pushed out by Zionist pressure from the University  of Rochester and the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence  he had founded and moved to [57].   In 2016  Oberlin College, one of the first US colleges to have admitted Blacks, Women, Jews and Catholics, gave in to pressure from the genocidally racist  Zionist Lobby and suspended female African-American academic Dr Joy Karega, assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition, who had been falsely defamed as an  anti-Semite and vilified for opposing corporate control of government, Israeli Gaza massacres, opposing war, and for expressing support for Palestinian human rights, and for scepticism over official US claims about  9-11 and terrorism [58].

In 2022 the racist Zionists scored major successes by persuading Melbourne University and Sydney University (formerly Australia’s  2 top universities but now unfit for students by endorsing racist Zionist  falsehood) to falsely defame student and academic critics of Israeli Apartheid as anti-Semitic [59, 60]. Melbourne  University gone one step further and has now adopted the false, racist and defamatory International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of anti-Semitism that is anti-Jewish anti-Semitic (by falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish critics of Israeli Apartheid), anti-Arab anti-Semitic (by falsely defaming anti-racist Palestinian, Arab and Muslim critics of Israeli Apartheid), and near-comprehensively  genocide-ignoring and holocaust-ignoring (by falsely ignoring all WW2 holocausts and genocides other than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany), and indeed ignoring some 70 genocides and holocausts, notably the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed by the Nazis), the WW2 Polish Holocaust (6 million Poles killed by Nazi Germany), the WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35-40 million Chinese killed under the Japanese in 1937-1945), and the WW2  Bengali Holocaust (the 1942-1945 WW2 Indian Holocaust, and WW2 Bengal Famine;  6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons in Bengal, Bihar, Assam, and Odisha by the British with food-denying Australian complicity) [61, 62].

Australia belongs to the set of  35 countries that are members of the IHRA: (1) all are European; (2) the 5 located outside Europe (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Apartheid Israel, and the US) were all created based on the genocide of the Indigenous People; (3) 9 members were part of the genocidal WW2 Nazi Germany Alliance; (4) 4 (the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel) are nuclear terrorist states; (5) 28 belong to the 30-member nuclear-armed NATO that accepts  mass incineration of billions of men, women and children as an acceptable military strategy; (6) 14 were notably involved in the brutal conquest and genocide of Indigenous non-European people over 5 centuries; (7) only 2 (Austria and Ireland) have had the moral decency to sign and ratify the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW); and (8) all but 3 shockingly voted No to the annual UNGA Anti-Nazi Resolution in 2022 that condemns Nazism, neo-Nazism and related racist obscenities.

The IHRA Definition of “antisemitism” lists 11 false examples of assertions that could be regarded as anti-Jewish anti-Semitic. Space does not permit detailed exposition here, but all 11 examples can be shown to be utterly false assertions  designed to damage and defame anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish critics of genocidally racist Zionism and of nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, genocidally racist, serial war criminal, grossly human rights-abusing,  child-abusing, mother -abusing, women-abusing, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and its ongoing Palestinian Genocide [61]. Not surprisingly, the racist and mendacious IHRA Definition has been condemned by scholars around the world and by over 40 anti-racist Jewish organizations [63]. However the IHRA has made great strides in Zionist-subverted Australia. The Australian Labor Government,  the Coalition Opposition, the Labor Government of South Australia, and the Labor Government  of Victoria have adopted the racist and anti-Semitic IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism.

Australia’s 43 universities should lead the country in rational debate but have become pliant, money-obsessed, profit-driven corporations led by grossly-overpaid managers (“refugees from scholarship” in the opinion of my late father Dr John Polya). No doubt more Australian universities  will adopt the egregiously false, anti-Semitic and holocaust-ignoring  IHRA Definition of anti-Semitism because it is profitable to do so, and the Zionists and Zionists-subverted Australian, US, UK and Apartheid Israeli Governments have deep pockets. Indeed they will back such venal, racist and egregiously dishonest decisions made in violation of the core academic ethos of Kindness and Truth  with censorship and intimidation of academic staff and students. 2 decades ago I concluded a detailed analysis entitled  “Current academic censorship and self-censorship in Australian universities” with 8 concrete suggestions, the last of which stated: “viii. Finally, we should publicly insist that universities that constrain free speech are not fit for our children.” [64]. Friends, graduates, staff and students of Melbourne University,  of all Australian universities, and indeed of all universities in the world, must take action to save this formerly great institution of learning from this egregious, genocidally racist Zionist attack on the core human and academic ethos of  Kindness and Truth.

Final comments and conclusions.

The racist Zionist attack on renowned Arab journalist Essam Al Ghalid is a further example of  the attack on humanitarian and truth-telling journalists, academics, and anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish  writers and activists opposed to the genocidal crimes of nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel. The Zionists have a successful formula involving egregious falsehood, falsely weaponizing the WW2 Jewish Holocaust, and falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish  critics of genocidal Israeli Apartheid  as “anti-Semites”.  The horrible reality is that Zionism is genocidal racism and Nazism without gas chambers but with high technology violence and subjugation, and 100 nuclear weapons. Anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Bertell Ollman has stated that: “The Zionists are the worst anti-Semites in the world today, oppressing a Semitic people as no nation has done since the Nazis” [44].  Indeed the horrible Zionist maltreatment of 15.5 million sorely oppressed  Palestinians aside,  Zionism represents a fanatical and mendacious attack on the core values of academia and Humanity, namely Kindness and Truth.

The noble ideals of Kindness and Truth will not prevail on their own as Humanity speeds towards climate catastrophe. Decent people around the world must defend all humanitarian  truth-tellers from Australian SBS’s Essam Al Ghalid to Australian and world hero Julian Assange now in his 10th year of abusive incarceration in Britain for telling the truth about American atrocities in the Muslim world. Decent people must (a) inform everyone they can, (b) resolutely support humanitarian truth tellers, and (c) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against genocidally racist  Apartheid Israel and all its Zionist supporters.


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[18]. Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide”, Korsgaard Publishing, 2020.

[19]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, 2nd edition, Korsgaard Publishing, 2021.

[20]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British history. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability ”, 3rd edition, Korsgaard Publishing, 2023.

[21]. Gideon Polya, “Remember Shireen Abu Akleh: Apartheid Israel Leads The World For Killing Journalists”, Countercurrents, 6 June 2022: https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/remember-shireen-abu-akleh-apartheid-israel-leads-the-world-for-killing-journalists/ .

[22]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel Among World Leaders For Killing Children”, Countercurrents, 15 June 2022: https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/apartheid-israel-among-world-leaders-for-killing-children/ .

[23]. Gideon Polya, “Horrendous Pro-Zionist, Zionist And Apartheid Israeli Child Abuse Exposed”, Countercurrents, 21 April 2014: https://countercurrents.org/polya210414.htm .

[24]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel excludes Occupied Palestinians from all provisions of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ”, Countercurrents, 20 May 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya200512.htm .

[25]. Phoebe Greenwood, “ Israel furious at UN report detailing torture of Palestinian children”, The Telegraph, 21 June 2013: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10135157/Israel-furious-at-UN-report-detailing-torture-of-Palestinian-children.html?fb .

[26].   John Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le Clezio , “Stone cold justice”, ABC TV Four Corners, 24 February 2014: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/02/10/3939266.htm .

[27]. Yarden Skop, “Nearly half of Israel ‘s children suffer physical, sexual or emotional abuse, study finds”, Haaretz, 13 November 2013: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.557668 .

[28]. Danielle Ziri, “Child abuse more prevalent than ever, report shows”, The Jerusalem Post, 11 December 2013: http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Child-abuse-more-prevalent-than-ever-report-shows-331434 .

[29]. Shane Desiatnik, “SBS world news reporter suspended. SBS world news reporter Essam Al-Ghalib has a track record of posting anti-Israel comments”, The Australian Jewish News, 9 February 2023: https://www.australianjewishnews.com/sbs-world-news-reporter-suspended/ .

[30]. Gideon Polya, “A Shocking List of 52 Zionist- & Apartheid Israeli-Nazi Germany Comparisons”, Countercurrents, 7 August 2021: https://countercurrents.org/2021/08/a-shocking-list-of-52-zionist-apartheid-israeli-nazi-germany-comparisons/ .

[31]. The Holy Bible, King James version, Matthew 18.6.

[32]. Gideon Polya, “Jesus, Christmas And Palestinian Genocide: Wonderful Humanitarian Jesus Was A Palestinian”,  Countercurrents, 21 December 2012: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya211212.htm .

[33]. “Gaza Concentration Camp – the most horribly abused and largest concentration camp in the world today”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/gaza-concentration .

[34]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”:  https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

[35].  “Report genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/reportgenocide/ .

[36]. “State crime and non-state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/ .

[37]. “Stop state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/ .

[38]. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm .

[39]. “Experts: US did 9/11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[40]. Gideon Polya, “Why Australia Should Quit  Military Links With Serial War Criminal America”, Countercurrents, 28 January 2023: https://countercurrents.org/2023/01/why-australia-should-quit-military-links-with-serial-war-criminal-america/ .

[41]. Apartheid Israeli state terrorism: (A) individuals exposing Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, and (B) countries subject to Apartheid Israeli state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/apartheid-israeli-state-terrorism .

[42]. “Palestine Maps: Jews of Khazaria, brief history and other resources”, PalestineRemembered: https://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Maps/Story800.html .

[44]. “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ .

[45]. “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ .

[46]. “One-state solution, unitary state, bi-national state for a democratic, equal rights, post-apartheid Palestine: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/one-state-solution .

[47]. “About us”, HonestReporting: https://honestreporting.com/about/ .

[48]. “Meet the team”, HonestReporting: https://honestreporting.com/meet-the-team/ .

[49]. “Jake Lynch”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Lynch .

[50]. “Section 44 of the Constitution of Australia”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_44_of_the_Constitution_of_Australia .

[51]. Gideon Polya, “ Australia Trashes Free Speech – SBS Sacks Journalist Scott McIntyre Over Anti-War Tweets”, Countercurrents, 4 April 2015: https://countercurrents.org/polya040515.htm  .

[52]. Gideon Polya, “Yassmin Abdel-Magied Censored On Anzac Day – Jingoists Trash Australian Free Speech”, Countercurrents, 28 March 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/04/yassmin-abdel-magied-censored-on-anzac-day-jingoists-trash-australian-free-speech/ .

[53]. Gideon Polya , “Mike Carlton, Top Australian Columnist, Forced From Job For Criticizing Apartheid Israeli Gaza Massacre”, Countercurrents,  8 August 2014: https://countercurrents.org/polya080814.htm .

[54]. Gideon Polya “Academic Free Speech Under Zionist Attack At Notre Dame Australia And LSE, UK”, Countercurrents, 16 December, 2015: https://countercurrents.org/polya161215.htm .

[55]. Norman Finkelstein, “The Holocaust Industry”, Verso, 2003.

[56]. “Norman Finkelstein” : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Finkelstein .

[57]. “Anul Manilal Gandhi”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arun_Manilal_Gandhi .

[58]. Gideon Polya, “Zionist-Subverted Oberlin College Trashes Academic Free Speech And Suspends Professor Joy Karega”, Countercurrents, 10 August 2016: https://countercurrents.org/2016/08/zionist-subverted-oberlin-college-trashes-academic-free-speech-and-suspends-professor-joy-karega/.

[59]. Gideon Polya, “Zionist-subverted University of Melbourne Falsely Defames Anti-racist Jews & Non-Jews”, Countercurrents, 26 June 2022: https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/zionist-subverted-university-of-melbourne-falsely-defames-anti-racist-jews-non-jews/ .

[60]. Gideon Polya, “Uni of Melbourne falsely defames anti-racist Jews, non-Jews critical of apartheid Israel”, Green Left, 28 June 2022: https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/uni-melbourne-falsely-defames-anti-racist-jews-non-jews-critical-apartheid-israel .

[61]. Gideon Polya, “Melbourne University Adopts Anti-Semitic & Holocaust-Ignoring IHRA Definition Of Anti-Semitism”, Countercurrents, 5 February 2023: https://countercurrents.org/2023/02/melbourne-university-adopts-anti-semitic-holocaust-ignoring-ihra-definition-of-anti-semitism/?swcfpc=1 .

[62]. Gideon Polya, “Melbourne University backs racist and anti-Semitic IHRA”, Dissident Voice, 7 February 2023: https://dissidentvoice.org/2023/02/melbourne-university-backs-racist-and-anti-semitic-ihra/ .

[63]. Jewish Voices for Peace, “First ever: 40+ Jewish groups worldwide oppose equating antisemitism with criticism of Israel”, 17 July 2018: https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/first-ever-40-jewish-groups-worldwide-oppose-equating-antisemitism-with-criticism-of-israel/#english .

[64]. Gideon Polya, “Current academic censorship and self-censorship in Australian universities”, Free University Education: https://sites.google.com/site/freeuniversityeducation/academic-censorship .

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia over 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, notably a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds”. He has also published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (2007, 2022) and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (1998, 2008, 2023). He has recently published “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” (2020), and “Climate Crisis, Climate Genocide & Solutions” (2020), and contributed to Soren Korsgaard (editor) “The Most Dangerous Book Ever Published – Dangerous Deception Exposed!” (2020). For images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/  .


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