Australian Bears Witness: Open Letter to Victorian MPs re Israel’s Gaza Genocide


UK-founded Australia has been a craven US ally since 1942, and thus became second only to the US as a supporter of Apartheid Israel and hence of Apartheid. Zionist-subverted and US-beholden Mainstream media and State and Federal Labor and Coalition politicians blindly support Apartheid Israel but the decent, anti-racist Greens demur. Apartheid Israel’s horrific and ongoing Gaza Massacre has prompted my following Letter to MPs in the Parliament of Australia’s major state Victoria.

Open Letter to Victorian MPs re Israel’s Gaza Genocide 

Dear Honorable Member,

Set out below are some key, Mainstream-ignored  realities of the century-long Palestinian Genocide and the  horrific and ongoing  Jewish Israeli-imposed massacre of children, mothers, women and men in the Gaza Concentration Camp.  

(1). Deaths and deaths per day. The breakdown of Jewish Israeli-imposed deaths in the Gaza Concentration Camp as of Day 180 of the Gaza Massacre (7 October  2023- 3 April 2024) are as follows: 41,496 (including those presumed dead under rubble), including 15,370 children, 9,671 women, 37,676 civilians, 349 health workers, 196 aid workers, and 136 journalists [1]. The average deaths per day are as follows: total deaths (230.5), civilians (209.3), children (85.4), women (53.7), health workers (1.9), aid workers (1.1), and journalists (0.8). By way of comparison, of 22,376 Australian POWs under the Japanese,  8,031 died over the 15,706 days from 8 February 1942 (fall of Singapore) to 2 September 1945 (Japanese surrender) i.e. an average of 0.5 Australian POWs were killed per day by the Japanese war criminals [2].

(2). The killed,  injured and displaced in totally devastated Gaza.  77,250 Occupied Palestinians have been injured in Gaza over 180 days ( i.e. 429.2 per day) and 118,746 have been killed and injured out of a population of 2.3 million (i.e.  659.7 per day) [1]. Water, food, electricity, fuel, shelter, medicine and medical care have been largely eliminated in a war criminally besieged Gaza by the merciless Jewish Israeli IDF (99% of the IDF are Jewish Israelis). The awful destruction: 2,000,000 displaced, 122,500 completely destroyed homes, 269,700 partially destroyed homes, 177 destroyed/damaged press headquarters, 443 damaged schools, 2,219 destroyed industrial facilities, 647 damaged mosques, 3 damaged churches, 869 health professionals killed (349) or injured (520), 869 health care facilities damaged or severely damaged (29 hospitals, 69 clinics, 203 ambulances), 200 heritage sites destroyed, 198 civil defence workers killed (42) or injured (156), 3,889 detained or forcibly disappeared. And then consider the 10,000 Palestinians highly abusively imprisoned in Israeli military prisons and a total of 5.6 million Occupied Palestinians highly abusively  held hostage by Jewish Israelis. Empathy exercise: just imagine this happening to part  of Melbourne such as my beautiful City of Banyule (122,3236 citizens  in 63 square kilometres with all modern services) versus 1.5 million starving Gaza refugees with nothing in 60 square kilometers of Rafah and threatened with further IDF invasion and mass killing).

(3). Jewish Holocaust in Hungary comparisons. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Nazi Germany-imposed WW2 Jewish Holocaust  in Hungary in 1944-1945. Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Jews were forced into ghettoes in April, and thence  deportations of Jews to Auschwitz occurred, with about 430,000  or about half the Jewish Hungarian population (my people) perishing. Up to 568,000 Jews perished before liberation by the Soviet Red Army in April 1945 [3] (i.e. up to  1,555 killed per day).The US rejected bombing the railway lines from Budapest to Auschwitz. After public outrage over the killing of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom and her 6 colleagues by Jewish Israelis, the cowardly, Zionist-subverted, US lackey, genocide-complicit  and voter-obsessed Federal Labor Government  finally ventured criticism of  the Israeli Government over this matter. The prior IDF killing of 3 Lebanese Australians in Lebanon (a man Ibrahim Bazzi, his wife Shorouk Hammoud and his brother Ali Bazzi ) elicited only private inter-government consultation and public smearing of the dead by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic and unforgivable Labor Government. While the Coalition supported all post-1950 US Asian wars (40 million deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation), Labor supported all except for the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and fervently supported the Afghan Holocaust (7 million Afghan deaths from violence and imposed deprivation) (see Gideon Polya’s books “US-imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” , “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”).    

(4). Occupied/Occupier Reprisals Death Ratios in Gaza. The average Occupied Palestinian/Occupier Israeli  reprisals Death Ratio for the period 1 January 2008 – September 2023 was  6,407/308= 20.8 [4]. For the first 180 days of the latest Gaza Massacre the Reprisals s Death Ratio has been 41,496/ 1,200 = 34.6. However The 7 October Breakout of lightly-armed Occupied Palestinian fighters from the Gaza Concentration  Camp was to acquire Israeli hostages to swap for 10,000 Occupied Palestinian hostages held by Israel. Israel has one of the  top intelligence and surveillance  services, the plans for the Breakout were known to many a year before it happened, and the Israel Defence Force (IDF) responded with tank shelling and high explosive missiles from helicopter gunships, killing about 1,500 Palestinians in Israel and a substantial proportion of the 1,200 Israelis killed in Israel, but lying Western media  falsely reported a false Israeli narrative of  a “Hamas terrorist massacre” [5]. Fire-zone deaths are proportional to fire power and it is likely that a high proportion of Israeli  deaths were due to the IDF, with the deaths serving as an “excuse” for the subsequent Gaza Massacre [5]. Assuming that the IDF killed 50% of the Israelis killed  on 7 October then the Reprisals Death Ratio would have been 69.2, nearly 7 times greater  than that of 10 ordered by Nazi leader Hitler and effected in the Ardeatine Massacre in Rome in 1944. Nazi is as Nazi does.

(5). Deadly poverty and human rights denial for Palestinians. Of 15 million mostly impoverished and human rights-denied Palestinians, 7 million are exiled Palestinians (excluded by genocidally racist Jewish settler-colonialists from the land continuously inhabited by their forebears for millennia), 5.6 million are  Occupied Palestinians (highly abusively confined without  human rights to West Bank ghettoes and the blockaded and bombed Gaza Concentration Camp), and 2.1 million are Israeli Palestinians (unlike the Occupied Palestinians, able to vote for the government ruling them but Third Class citizens under 65 race-based, Nazi-style,  discriminatory laws). Before the Palestinian Breakout on 7 October the GDP per capita was a deadly $1,000 for Gazans,  $3,500 for Occupied Palestinians, and $55,500 for Israelis. The century-long Palestinian  Genocide has involved 90% of Palestine  ethnically cleansed, 2 million deaths from violence (0.1 million) and imposed deprivation, 3 mass population expulsions (800,000 of 60% of the Indigenous population expelled in the 1948 Nakba, 0.4 million in expelled in the 1967 Naksa, and now 2 million expelled from their homes in Gaza. A genocidally racist  Apartheid Israel wants the land but not the Indigenous  inhabitants, rejects even a 2-state solution with a Palestinian State on as little as the 5% of Palestine, and evidently wants the Occupied Palestinians expelled or confined (as at present) to 10% of the territory. Presently the Indigenous Palestinians represent 51% of the Subjects of Apartheid Israel but 73% are denied voting for the government ruling them. Apartheid Israel grossly violates about 15 major International laws and conventions [6].

(6).  Genocide-complicit Labor and the Coalition are unfit to rule. US-beholden Australia is deeply complicit in  the century-long Palestinian Genocide, including the horrific and ongoing Gaza Massacre, in 20 ways  [7],  Germany is complicit in 12 ways [8]. The only MPs in the Federal Australian Parliament to have supported an immediate and permanent Ceasefire in Gaza have been the Greens, ex-Green Lidia Thorpe, and the Independents Helen Haines and Andrew Wilkie. Senator Jordon Steele-John (Greens spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Peace): Instead of helping to end the violence, this government continues to sell military equipment to Israel, cut aid to Palestinians and refuses to back an International Court of Justice investigation. These actions are making our nation complicit in a genocide”. The Palestinian Genocide in Gaza by US- and US Alliance-backed Jewish Israelis is utterly unforgivable –  anti-racist Australians (and anti-racist Jewish Australians like me in particular) simply cannot support genocide-complicit Labor, the genocide-complicit Coalition or indeed any genocide-complicit people. Genocide-complicit people should worry –  Article 3 of the UN Genocide  Convention states: “The following acts shall be punishable: (a) Genocide; (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide; (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide; (d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide.” Silence is complicity. The Coalition, Labor, many Independents  and Mainstream media are complicit in genocide in Palestine.

(7). Pro-Apartheid Israel and hence pro-Apartheid Labor and the Coalition are unfit to rule. After the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in Apartheid South Africa (69 Africans  killed, 180 injured) the world united with sanctions and boycotts that eventually lead to the death of Apartheid in South Africa by 1994. Even well-intentioned cricketers and musicians who flouted the sanctions  were condemned as pariahs. Apartheid Israel supported Apartheid South Africa to the extent of enabling it to make 6 nuclear bombs (dismantled after the fall of Apartheid ). According to the Melbourne-founded and Nobel Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Apartheid Israel has 90 nuclear weapons and 5 neo-Nazi Germany-supplied submarines enabled to carry nuclear-armed missiles [8]. The cowardly, dishonest and US-beholden  Labor Government refuses to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)  or recognize the State of Palestine (even though these are both Labor Party policy) and voted No to the annual UNGA Anti-Nazi Resolution. Neo-Nazi is as neo-Nazi does. World hero and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela: “The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”. The morally- and intellectually-challenged Australian Labor, Coalition and Mainstream fervently support Apartheid Israel and  deny the reality of Israeli Apartheid. Apartheid is condemned by the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid and by other key UN Conventions. Those supporting Apartheid Israel and hence the vile crime of Apartheid are utterly unfit for decent company, public life and public office.  

(8). Victorian and Federal Labor  governments disgracefully support Israeli war industries involved in the Palestinian Genocide and  ongoing Gaza Massacre, notably  Elbit Systems and Lockheed. Many Australian universities are complicit in the Jewish Israeli-imposed Palestinian Genocide through military co-research with Apartheid Israel. Elbit Systems (munitions, combat vehicles, drones, electronic warfare systems, command and control, and allegedy cluster bombs),  Lockheed (F-35 bombers; only Israel is permitted by the US to modify the F-35), and Australian corporate and university collaborators  are supported by the Victorian Labor Government and are inescapably involved in the  ongoing Gaza Genocide. Acclaimed anti-racist Jewish writer Antony Loewenstein (from Melbourne) has exposed the genocidal evil of high technology Israeli war industries in his book “The Palestine Laboratory. How Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world”.  Elbit Systems was notoriously involved with RMIT University and Lockheed is emplaced in the self-trashing University of Melbourne. Despite Elbit Systems technology having been removed from ADF assets over espionage fears, in the middle of this latest Gaza Massacre the US-beholden Federal Labor Government unforgivably entered into  a A$917 million deal with Elbit Systems. Various Australian companies in Melbourne suburbs are complicit  in the Gaza Genocide by making key component for the Israeli F-35 bombers. The Joint US-Australian Pine Gap  base in Central Australia targets Israeli and US missile attacks in Palestine and the Middle East.

(9). Australia, Labor and the Coalition fervently support the anti-Arab anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish anti-Semitic and holocaust-denying International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Australia is a member of the all-European  IHRA that is fervently supported by the Federal Labor Government, the Coalition Opposition, by several State Labor Government (including that of Victoria), and by several Australian universities (notably the self-trashing University of Melbourne). The all-European IHRA is a Zionist entity that is designed to support neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel by falsely defaming its anti-racist critics. Thus the IHRA  Definition of Anti-Semitism is anti-Jewish anti-Semitic and anti-Arab anti-Semitic (by  falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish, Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim critics of the crimes of racist Zionism and Apartheid Israel), and holocaust-denying (by ignoring all WW2 holocausts other than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed), namely (deaths from violence and imposed deprivation in brackets) the WW2 Polish Holocaust (6 million), WW2 Soviet Holocaust (27 million), WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Roma killed), WW2 Chinese Holocaust (35-40 million killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945), and the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Indian Holocaust, WW2 Bengal Famine;  6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons by the British with food-denying Australian complicity). All Nazi Germany’s WW2 allies are members of the all-European IHRA as are all the Western European countries involved in centuries of slavery and genocidal colonialism, nearly all members of nuclear terrorist NATO, all 4 Western nuclear powers (UK, France, US and Apartheid Israel), and genocide- and holocaust-complicit Australia. Over 40 anti-racist Jewish organizations have condemned the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism. Australia, the US and the US Alliance  need de-Nazification  [8].

(10). Massive, Orwellian Mainstream lying by commission and omission in support of Apartheid Israel and US wars. The core ethos of Humanity is Kindness and Truth.  Yet this is grossly violated by genocidally racist and pathologically mendacious Apartheid Israel and its Western Mainstream supporters. There is a veritable mountain of Zionist lying e.g. (a) “Israel is a Jewish state” (no, 51% of the Subjects of Apartheid Israel are indubitably Semitic Indigenous Palestinians, but only 47% are Jewish Israelis, most of whom are non-Semitic Ashkenazi Jews such as myself), and (b) “Israel has a right to defend itself ” and rebelling Palestinians are “terrorists” (no, according to International Law expert  Francesca Albanese the sorely oppressed Occupied Palestinians have the right to rebel, but the Jewish Israeli Occupiers have no right to self-defence in a belligerently occupied territory) [8]. Western Mainstream journalist, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes (most appallingly those of the taxpayer-funded ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC, that forbids use of the terms “apartheid”  and “genocide” in relation to  Palestine) endlessly spew out a tsunami of  Zionist lies and overwhelmingly ignore the humane views of eminent anti-racist Jewish  Australians from Sir Isaac Isaacs (first Australian-born governor general of Australia) to world-famous scholars  such as Professors Peter Singer and Dennis Altman, and national adornments such as Miriam Margolyes.  

I am a Jewish Holocaust-impacted, anti-racist Ashkenazi Jewish scientist, artist  and humanitarian writer with a sole allegiance to the country of my birth, Australia. I have estimated that I have published about 10 million words (nearly all overseas). My 10th huge book is being finally readied  for publication shortly overseas (“Free Palestine. End Apartheid Israel, Human Rights Denial, Gaza Massacre, Child Killing, Occupation and Palestinian Genocide”). Yet sustained and egregious Zionist defamation in the interests of  a foreign  power has rendered me largely “invisible” in Australia over the last dozen years (egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism). Yet I am inescapably bound by the key moral messages of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (and indeed of all holocausts and genocides), namely “zero tolerance for lying”, “zero tolerance for racism”, “bear witness” and “never again to anyone”. Over several decades I have written a huge number of science-informed and humane Letters to a huge body of Australian and overseas MPs, journalists, academics and activists but the Silence has been Deafening. However last year “The Age” (Melbourne) published my views that “Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism” (23/2/2023)  and  on 21/12/ 2023 (just before Christmas): “The world contains 2 kinds of people, those opposed to the mass murder of children and the unforgivable others. Silence is complicity”.  Please disseminate this to everyone you can.                                                                          

Yours sincerely, Dr Gideon Polya, Melbourne.

[1]. Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: .

[2]. Australian War Memorial, “General information about Australian prisoners of the Japanese”: .

[3]. Yad Vashem, “Historical Background: The Jews of Hungary During the Holocaust”:

[4]. UNOCH (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), “Data on casualties”: .

[5]. Gideon Polya , “IDF Killed Israelis On 7 October Enabling 9/11-style Excuse For Gaza Genocide”, Countercurrents, 31 December 2023: .

[6]. Gideon Polya, “Australia must stop Zionist subversion and join the World in comprehensive Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all its supporters”, Subversion of Australia, 15 April 2021: .

[7]. Gideon Polya, “20 Ways Anti-Semitic Australian Labor Government Complicit In Jewish Israeli Gaza Genocide”, Countercurrents, 5 March 2024: .

[8]. Gideon Polya, “Unrepentant Neo-Nazi Germany Complicit In Palestinian Genocide & Ongoing Gaza Massacre”, Countercurrents, 11 March 2024: .

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” (2003). He has also published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (2007, 2021), “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (1998, 2008, 2022), “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:  .

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