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Review: “A Lover's Country” By Stuart Rees – Overcoming Zionist Perversion Of
The Mainstream Palestine Narrative

By Dr Gideon Polya

 27 April, 2016

“A Lover's Country” is an important,  well-written and eminently readable  novel by academic and human rights activist  Stuart Rees based on the real life event of the award of the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize in 2003 to Palestinian writer, scholar, legislator and activist Hanan Ashrawi that aroused the ire of the ferocious  Australian Zionist Lobby and its  Mainstream journalist, politician and academic supporters that dominate media and public life in Australia (and elsewhere in the West) by lying, subversion, perversion, cajoling, censorship, threatening, defamation, litigation and intimidation. The heroes of “A Lover's Country” are a  non-Jewish academic, his anti-racist Jewish human rights  activist lover and of course the Palestinian people.

Before reviewing “A Lover's Country” [1] in detail, it is useful to sketch the major features of the  ongoing Palestinian Genocide by US-, UK-, France-,  Canada- and Australia-backed, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, democracy by genocide  Apartheid Israel that can be summed up by the following  appalling  key statistics:  

(1) The perfidious British conquered Palestine in WW2 and then offered it to Jewish colonization in 1917 via the notorious Balfour Declaration that was designed to get Russian Zionists to try to keep Russia in WW1. Since the middle 1930s there have been 2 million Palestinian deaths from Zionist violence (0.1 million) or Zionist-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) [2].  

(2) There are  7 million Palestinian refugees and of the circa 13 million Palestinians all but 1.8 million  Palestinian  Israelis are variously excluded from all or part of Palestine [2].

(3) Of  circa 13 million Palestinians (half of them children), 6.5  million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, 4.7 million are held hostage with zero human rights under Israeli  guns in the Gaza Concentration Camp (2.0 million) or in ever-dwindling West Bank Bantustan ghettoes  (2.7 million),  and 1.8 million live as Third Class citizens as Israeli Palestinians under Nazi-style Apartheid Israeli race laws [2, 3].

(4) In Palestine in  1880 there were circa 500,000 Palestinians and 25,000 Jews of whom half were Jewish immigrants but today   90% of Palestine has now been ethnically cleansed of Indigenous Palestinian  inhabitants although Indigenous Palestinian still represent  a majority (52%)  of the population in Palestine that is ruled by Apartheid Israel [2].

(5) GDP per capita is US$2,900  for Occupied Palestinians as compared to US$37,700 for Apartheid Israel which practises effective slave labour and military-guarded ware-housing of millions of Palestinians in the Gaza Concentration Camp and West Bank ghettoes [4].

(6) Through  imposed deprivation, each year Apartheid Israel passively  murders about 2,700 under-5 year old Palestinian  infants and passively murders an estimated 4,200 Occupied Palestinians who die avoidably from imposed deprivation [5] .

(7) In the 21st century Apartheid Israel has violently killed an average of about 700 Occupied Palestinians each year [6, 7].

(8) Occupied Palestinians are deprived of essentially all human rights by racist Zionist-run  Israel that has been described as an Apartheid state by numerous scholars and by leaders in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa [8-13].

(9) Serial war criminal, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel determines that the circa 40% of its subjects who are Occupied  Palestinians  cannot vote for the government  ruling them, and nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel has up to 400 nuclear bombs) [14].

(10) US-backed Apartheid Israel in its genocidal treatment of the Palestinians ignores numerous UN General Assembly Resolutions and UN Security Council Resolutions, the  UN Genocide Convention, the Geneva Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Rights of the Child Convention, the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and many other aspects of International Law.  

(11) Apartheid Israel has attacked 12 countries and  occupied 5 with 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries  neighbouring  Apartheid Israel totalling 24 million [5].

(12) Apartheid Israel   and its traitorous and genocidally  racist Zionist agents have subverted and perverted democracy, media and institutions  in Western and other countries, with appalling  mortality  consequences in the Zionist -backed US War on Terror that in horrible reality is a US War on Muslims -  Muslim avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries subject to Western military intervention in 2001-2016 now total about 27 million with a further 5 million Muslims dying violently in what must be described as an ongoing  Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide [15, 16].

I won't give the end of the story away, but the plot involves Tom Markson (academic,  convenor of a Sydney Peace Award jury and evidently based on Stuart Rees himself) whose committee decides to award the prize to outstanding Christian Palestinian human rights  activist Fadeela Qubra (modelled on Hanan Ashrawi).  Fervent opposition to the award comes from Jewish Zionist Marcia Raymond (a nurse, lawyer and jury member) who informs Ronald Krantzen (secretary  of  the Australia/Israel council) who then proceeds to activate the Zionist  Lobby, pro-Zionist politicians and pro-Zionist Mainstream media into a frenzy of opposition to the award. A major Zionist- perverted Sydney university refuses to allow the award to take place on its campus.  Big businesses indicate reversal of prior patronage over the issue. Elizabeth Ogilvie (chair of the peace award jury and widow of an influential  Jewish businessman) is prevailed upon to lobby the jury, including  Tom and his  friend Mike Savos,  to postpone the award. Indeed Tom himself in a drunken moment of weakness finally succumbs to this pressure,  much to the intense displeasure of his lover and former student Naomi Branach (an anti-racist Jewish human rights  activist and journalist who is working with Fadeela Qubra in Palestine).  Tom reverses his decision, sticks to his guns over the award   and the lovers make up (there are 3 extremely graphically described sex scenes involving Tom and Naomi in the novel that rank Stuart Rees with Henry Miller in this literary respect). Even Fadeela Qubra finds travelling to Sydney at a time of fresh Israeli atrocities too difficult but Tom is able to address major  obstacles.  The story is interspersed with graphic descriptions  of Israeli violence based on the everyday realities of Occupied Palestinians – the Israeli murder in Jerusalem of a Palestinian journalist with the liberal newspaper Haaretz; life in the Gaza Concentration Camp; house demolitions; evading the system of road-blocks and Jews-only roads on the West Bank; the Jenin Massacre; an armed attack by settler fanatics; and a graphic giving birth by a Palestinian women denied entry at an Israeli road-block.

I attended the Melbourne launch of “A Lover's Country” at Readings Bookshop near the University of Melbourne.  It was prefaced and concluded by touching  Arabic songs sung by a young Palestinian Muslim woman. I understood from the proceedings  that the publisher had checked with a lawyer over whether the bad guys in this work of faction (fiction based on fact) had been sufficiently  disguised by name changes to avoid possible litigation under Australia's human rights-violating libel laws. I wouldn't dare speculate about the bad guys in the novel because freedom of speech is highly constrained in Neocon American and Zionist  Imperialist  (NAZI)-perverted and subverted, politically correct racist (PC racist) White Australia.

Nevertheless Australian readers  will have fun guessing “who's who” for “good guys” and in private for the “bad guys”. Thus “James Brady” a scholarly  New South Wales premier who holds firm against Zionist pressure is evidently former  long-standing New South Wales Labor Premier and Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr,  who raised the ire of the Zionist Lobby by getting the Labor Federal Caucus to support Australia abstaining from the UN vote on Palestinian statehood against the wishes of  pro-Zionist PM Julie Gillard (Gillard wanted Australia to vote no, and was installed as PM in the US approved, Mining Company-backed and pro-Zionist-led Coup against PM Kevin Rudd in 2010) [17, 18].

“Isabella James” is  a Federal MP who raises in Federal parliament the Israeli public murder of Palestinian journalist “Walid Asuri”, a friend of Tom and Naomi.  A very likely candidate for being “Isabella James” would be Federal Labor MP Julia Irwin  (IJ for JI) who in  2005 caused  controversy by describing Israeli policies as "ethnic cleansing", and Gaza as a "concentration camp”.  After criticism from the Israeli Lobby Jewish groups and by members of both the Liberal and Labor parties, she felt compelled to  issued an apology for being "offensive". This decent , courageous and anti-racist Labor Member of the House of Representatives  was excluded from Ministerial positions and consigned to the backbenches because of her decent views about the Palestinians, and jokingly described herself as “the Minster for Lost Causes”. This decent, anti-racist Labor MP, Julia Irwin,   resigned in 2010 [19].

Julia Irwin on Zionist subversion of the Australian Labor Party (2010): “Many members and senators from right-wing unions have had close links with the Israeli union movement over the years and have maintained entrenched views… I should add that many of my colleagues these days begin a conversation with the remark, ‘I know we don't see eye to eye on the Middle East but' … [I was told I should] visit the Holocaust Museum, visit Israel and meet with members of various Jewish organisations [but] these requests have not been followed up.  After one speech on Palestine, the ALP chief whip tore up my application for leave from the House when I was to attend an Inter Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva. This was later approved but not before some emotional displays on both sides…[1 have] enjoyed strong support from many rank-and-file members of the ALP… There is obviously a strong groundswell of support within the ALP for a more independent position when it comes to the Israel/Palestine conflict… Then, strangely, at the Caucus meeting on the Tuesday before he was deposed as Prime Minister, I had gone up to Kevin to ask him to sign a hardback edition of The True Believers which had been signed by all Party leaders from Gough Whitlam.  Kevin was surprisingly friendly and inquired about the reaction of supporters of the Palestinian cause to the government's handling of the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat over the theft of Australian passports and his statement calling for an inquiry into the Mavi Marmara incident.  His remarks led me to believe that there had been some change in the government's position with regard to Israel even if it was only a small step from being totally uncritical… at least one ALP member receives big donations from Palestinian interests but is silent on the issue… [I have  never received donations from groups with] direct links to Palestinian interests… support for Palestine will swiftly end any prospect of a front bench position. Even a hint of offence can result in an immediate unconditional apology… For all MPs there is the desire to ‘play it safe'.  Why make enemies over an issue which does not directly affect your local community? And I have to add that many Labor members have an intense dislike of Arabic people. That's something that comes across in their less-guarded moments.  They will talk about human rights abuse in every corner of the world, but not Palestine…On the Labor side (and as far as I know the same applies to the Liberals), a newly selected member for a winnable seat is hosted to a private fund raising dinner.  A table full of Jewish businessmen are happy to hand over $10,000 for the candidate's first campaign.  That's a big bonus for a new member and many never forget the generosity. I was never afforded such an honour but I can say that I would have been suspicious of the motive… a visit to Israel is almost a rite of passage for new MPs and Senators…  [display by hosts of ] backward Arabs threatening such an enlightened society… It [the Israeli Lobby] cannot afford to snub Labor even if most Jewish voters live in blue ribbon Liberal seats… I have no doubt that senior ALP figures have promised to end my career on more than one occasion.  At the grass roots level, in the branches and the wider electorate, the lobby has no influence.  Only at the highest levels can a member be threatened. But a party which allows that to happen is not worthy of public support… [Israel may have ] passed the point of no return… There can be no ethnic cleansing of the occupied territories… Despite the belief of the Israeli leadership, time is not on their side.. [I grew up shamed] at our complicity of abuse and discrimination against Jewish people… now I ask, what has changed? How could such a people condone the oppression of others?... [Israel]cannot survive a cultural and academic boycott … While politically Israel lurches further to the right, Israelis must come to realise that they are all judged by the actions of their leaders” [20].

Virtually 100% of the Liberal Party-National Party Coalition  (aka the pro-coal, coral-killing KOALition) and perhaps 90% of the right-wing Labor Party support the Zionists. The Australian  Greens are totally opposed to  racism and Apartheid. However, as related in “A Lover's Country”,   there are some decent, anti-racist folk in Australian public life prepared to speak out about the genocidal racism of democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and many of them are Jewish. Non-Jewish critics of Apartheid Israel are readily and falsely smeared by the Zionists as “anti-Semites”  but this standard  lying Zionist  smear  is less convincing when applied to outstanding , anti-racist Jewish intellectuals.  

 Thus, for example,   164 Australian anti-racist Jewish Australian intellectuals, academics and professionals  signed an Open Letter protesting the horrific  mass killing in Gaza by Israel in 2014: “As Australians of Jewish identity and background, we are appalled at the current mass killing in Gaza by Israel. We reject the official mythology that Israel is under existential threat and acting in self-defence. Since 12 July, the Israeli army has killed more than 1900 people in Gaza. Hospitals, schools, beaches, playgrounds – even UN shelters have been attacked. The whole world has reacted with horror and outrage. In the face of the destruction of so many lives, we cannot remain silent while the official Jewish leadership gives such active support to Israel's attack on Gaza. Their decision to stand with the oppressor rather than the oppressed is a betrayal of our history and values, when authentic moral leadership is more important than ever. Siege, occupation, the slaughter of innocents and collective punishment of an entire people are deeply wrong and unlawful. Yet the Jewish leadership uncritically promulgates the propaganda of the Israeli government that this is self-defence. They are failing to represent and serve the Jewish community. Silence is consent and evil triumphs when good people do nothing. We call on our fellow Jews to break their silence, to take a public stand, not just for an immediate cease-fire, but for an end to the underlying conditions of siege and occupation which defy elementary morality, decency and humanity, as well as international and humanitarian law” [21].

Similarly,  another large group of Australian anti-racist Jewish Australian intellectuals, academics and professionals  signed Petition  about the infamous and racist  Israeli Law of Return (2010): “Petition Against the Right of Return to Israel on Behalf of Australian Jews, March 2010. We are Jews from Australia, who, like Jewish people throughout the world, have an automatic right to Israeli citizenship under Israel's “law of return.” While this law may seem intended to enable a Jewish homeland, we submit that it is in fact a form of racist privilege that abets the colonial oppression of the Palestinians. Today there are more than seven million Palestinian refugees around the world. Israel denies their right to return to their homes and land—a right recognized and undisputed by UN Resolution 194, the Geneva Convention, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Meanwhile, we are invited to live on that same land simply because we are Jewish, thereby potentially taking the place of Palestinians who would dearly love to return to their ancestral lands. We renounce this “right” to “return” offered to us by Israeli law. It is not right that we may “return” to a state that is not ours while Palestinians are excluded and continuously dispossessed” [22].

It takes special courage for anti-racist non-Jewish Australians to speak out against the crimes of Apartheid  Israel. Thus the Zionist Lobbies have muted the Western response to Israel war crimes,  and in Australia  (neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel 's best friend after the US) the vociferous and venomous Israel Lobby drove one of Australia 's top journalists, Mike Carlton, from his job with the Sydney Melbourne Herald after he forcefully criticized the latest Israeli Gaza Massacre in 2014 [23].

A shocking testament to Zionist perversion of Australian public  life is the tiny list of only 23 decent, humane signatories (including 6 past or present Labor MPs, 2 Greens and the  ex-Liberal PM of Australia, Malcolm Fraser)  to a letter calling for Australia to vote with the overwhelming majority  of  nations to support Palestinian Statehood (2014): “We the undersigned call on the Australian government to vote yes to a Palestinian state at the UN. Australia has consistently supported a two state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Israel is an independent and sovereign state while Palestinians remain stateless.18 years of negotiations since the Oslo accords have produced no agreement while Israel has continued to build illegal settlements on Palestinian land and has subjected Palestinians to military occupation. Palestinians, like other human beings, have the right to their own state and their own nationality. Institutions such as the UN, World Bank and IMF have affirmed their readiness for statehood. Negotiations on final status issues, namely final borders with agreed land swaps, security, settlements, refugees, water and Jerusalem should resume as soon as possible between Israel and the Palestinians including both Fatah and Hamas, but the issue of statehood should not be subject to negotiation. 130 member states of the United Nations have so far committed to recognise a Palestinian state. If Australia's long-standing commitment to a two-state solution is genuine and meaningful we should join them” [24].

While the pro-Zionist, US lackey Australian Coalition Government and the pro-Zionist, US lackey, Labor Right-dominated Australian Labor Opposition are appallingly united in their support for democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel,  55 out of about 1,000 Australian state or Federal MPs (31Labor Left MPs,  21 Green MPs,  zero Coalition MPs, the Independent Senator Nick  Xenophon,  the Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and the former conservative Australian Prime Minister, the late  Malcolm Fraser), have signed an Open Letter condemning Israeli war crimes in Gaza. This Letter and the names of its decent signatories are reproduced below: “ LETTER. 25 July 2014. We the undersigned members of Australian federal and state parliaments, call on all Australian politicians to condemn the ongoing Israeli military bombardment and invasion of Gaza . We call on Australian politicians to support an immediate cessation of hostilities and a ceasefire deal which includes an end to Israel 's occupation of the Palestinian territories and to the blockade of Gaza . We call on all Australian politicians to also support the United Nations Human Rights Council's decision to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory , including East Jerusalem . Over 1200* Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, since Israel started its military attack on Gaza three weeks ago. The United Nations says at least 75 percent of the dead are civilians, including an estimated 168 children. In the last two days, Palestinian children have been killed at a rate of one per hour. The rockets fired from Gaza are not in any way justified and insofar as they threaten and harm civilians are illegal under international law. However, these imprecise rockets cannot be compared with the broad-scale bombing of Gaza by Israel which has one of the world's largest military forces. Collective punishment is not permitted under the Geneva conventions and is a war crime. Hospitals, places of worship, and a centre for people with disabilities have been among the Israeli military's targets. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is providing shelter to more than 102,788 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The international community including Australia has a vital responsibility to put pressure on Israel to end its current military attack on Gaza and broker a solution of justice and peace” [25, 26].

There is massive constraint on free speech in Zionist-perverted Australia that is sketched out in “A Lover's Country” and made clear from the rare actions of a courageous few as outlined above. However there is also massive censorship in Australia by Mainstream media. I have created websites to document censorship of reader comments  by major Australian media including The Age, the ABC (Australia's equivalent of the BBC), the Guardian, Crikey and the universities-backed web magazine The Conversation – inspection of the data indicates massive censorship of informed opinion critical of Apartheid Israel as a significant common theme [27-33]. Zionist-perverted Australian Mainstream media massively lie by omission and lie by commission, as do other Western Mainstream media [34-38], noting that lying by omission is far, far worse than lying by commission because at least the latter admits the possibility of public debate.

Of course censorship, lying by omission and lying by  commission are anathema to teachers and scholars but as portrayed in “A Lover's Country” Elizabeth Ogilvie (a former high school head mistress) , a top Sydney university, a vice-chancellor  (a grossly over-paid, parasitic refugee from scholarship) and even Tom Markson (temporarily in a moment of weakness) give in to Zionist pressure for censorship. There is massive censorship and self-censorship within Australian  universities [39] and egregious censorship by the universities-backed web magazine The Conversation [33]. Many  of the Australian universities linked  pro-Zionist censorship by The Conversations are linked to Israeli military co-research [40].  The zero-Nobel-Laureate and Zionist-pressured University of Sydney is threatening to downgrade its prestigious Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies that was co-founded by Professor Stuart Rees who also founded the Sydney Peace Foundation,  a University of Sydney foundation which promotes peace with justice and awards the Sydney Peace Prize [1]. A recent example of  Zionist-backed academic censorship today  is the maltreatment  of Middle East scholar Dr Sandra Nasr by the London School of Economics  and Notre Dame University Australia [41]. The ruling Australian Coalition Government has threatened to cut off any federal funding for academics who support Boycotts Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel [42, 43]. Not content with ethnically cleaning Palestine, promoting the genocidal US War on Muslims, and assisting US-backed genocide around the world (notably in Guatemala and Sri Lanka), the racist Zionists are perverting and subverting politicians, parties, and institutions in the West, including Australia,  and using the massive proceeds of commercial crime to support the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, as set out in a detailed and documented  “J'accuse” I have sent to media, MPs and the Australian Federal Police [44].  


“A Lover's Country” takes its name from a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmood Darwish as described in the novel by Fadeela Qubra (Hanan Ashrawi): “In Beirut, Darwish also described his vision of a land in which relationships might be characterized by the togetherness of people in love. He imagined that even, “From a stone we'll build a lover's country” ([1], page 55). This  extremely well-written novel bears witness to this humane optimism and describes a wealth of characters, those  involved in trying to realise justice for the Palestinian people and those supporting the obscenity of Israeli Apartheid.

One notes that “A Lover's Country” is accurate in revealing the significant role of anti-racist  Jews in the fight against Israeli Apartheid (see [10]) e.g. activist Naomi Branath, Marcia Raymond who undergoes a conversion to anti-racism, and the numerous un-named Jewish Israeli women who try to intervene  on behalf of  Palestinians  at army check-points. Indeed at half a dozen anti-racist Jewish human rights activists were present at the Melbourne launch  of “A Lover's Country”. The racist Zionists are among the worst anti-Arab Semites today through their involvement in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and the ongoing US War on Muslims (aka Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide) but are also the world's worst anti-Jewish anti-Semites today by falsely identifying all Jews and hence decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes [10].  Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers. In vain Jews in England in the 13th century denied the utterly false canard that they drank the blood of Christian  children,  and today decent, anti-racist  Jews  utterly dissociate themselves from the appalling genocidal  crimes of the racist Zionists that include  invasion, dispossession, subjugation, extermination, ethnic cleansing and horrendous human rights abuse of Indigenous Palestinians, half of whom are children.

As one deeply familiar with the work of  Jane Austen, I was struck by similarities between “A Lover's Country” and a Jane Austen novel.  Both  are exquisitely  truthful and centre on personal morality and empowerment through dignified and articulate speech; both involve a succession of “scenes' that lend the works to theatrical and filmic presentation; and both deal with important minutiae  - on the one hand, a Peace Prize  award speech in person in Australia by a female Palestinian leader in the context of the horrendous, ongoing Palestinian Genocide  and, on the other, an upper class  but disempowered woman  finding and realizing a  life partner at the time of  the Napoleonic Wars and immense social inequity.  The actual language used is quite different (21st century versus circa 1800) but the commonality is the accurate  and truth-telling representation of the dialogue [45].

With 90% of the land of Palestine now ethnically cleansed by the genocidally racist Zionists, a 2-state solution is effectively dead except as an ostensibly  “even-handed” but  disingenuous and dishonest ploy by racist supporters of Israeli Apartheid  such as the UK, US,  Australia and neo-Nazi Likudnik Zionists.  However decent, anti-racist and humane people can readily envisage immediate implementation of  a possibly Federal but unitary and secular Palestine in which there is abolition of racism and bigotry; peace with justice,  reconciliation and return of all exiled Palestinians; equal human rights for all, notably one-person-one-vote and substantial economic equity in terms of “income plus services” and abolition of poverty ; free and secure  access for all citizens to all parts of Palestine;  airport-level security for all provided by  civil police;  removal and renouncing of all nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction; and international security guaranteed by comprehensive  international agreement and  possible  EU membership,  and  coupled with simultaneous demilitarization and Palestinian recruitment. The fall of Nazi-style Apartheid in South Africa provides a useful precedent.

The example of peaceful multiracial Fiji is instructive – the democratically-elected, Indigenous Fijian-dominated government headed by Indigenous Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama is committed to the protection of the substantial Indian minority who are vital for the Fijian economy. Indeed, as head of the Indigenous Fijian military, Commodore Bainimarama had previously intervened in a bloodless coup against corruption and to protect the Indian minority – but one must  note unambiguously here, however,  that democracy and the  rule of law are preferred over the law of the jungle [46].   One can readily  imagine a presently Jewish-only IDF guaranteeing  a multi-racial Palestinian democracy dominated from a purely racial perspective  by Indigenous  Palestinians who presently constitute   52% of the Palestine population currently ruled by Apartheid Israel,  and who would constitute 68% of the Palestine population (roughly as in 1947) after return of Indigenous Palestinians  from Zionist-imposed exile.

The Israelis have 3 choices, (1) repugnant continuation as a neo-Nazi-style, nuclear terrorist, race-based, democracy-by-genocide,   Apartheid state; (2) a further utterly repugnant and nightmare ethnic cleansing to make 100%  of Palestine free of Indigenous Palestinians (as compared to the present 90% of Palestine having already been ethnically  cleansed) ; or (3) a humane solution involving  peace, non-racism, justice, security and reconciliation such as that  outlined above.   

What can decent people  do to rapidly effect justice for the  Palestinians ? Decent people everywhere must (a) inform everyone they can;  (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all of its racist supporters just as the world successfully applied sanctions to bring down Nazi-style Apartheid in South Africa; and (c) counter Zionist perversion of Western democracies by urging  that racist Zionists and the neo-fascist supporters of Israeli Apartheid  be sidelined from public life as has already happened to like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the Ku Klux Klan.

Thus Australia is having a Federal election this year and the fundamental,  necessary  criterion for electability is surely unequivocal commitment to one-person-one-vote democracy. However 100% of the governing  Coalition MPs  and 90% of the Labor Party Opposition MPs support Apartheid Israel that excludes 73% of its Palestinian subjects from voting for the government ruling them. Australia is second only to the US in supporting Apartheid Israel.  In contrast,   the Australian Greens unequivocally oppose racism and Apartheid. Accordingly,  decent,  informed, anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australian voters  will utterly reject the US lackey, pro-Apartheid Israel Lib-Labs (Liberal Party-National Party Coalition and Labor Right), vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.  World-wide zero tolerance for genocidal racism and Apartheid will ensure justice and human rights for the Palestinians and “A Lover's Country” in the Holy Land.


 [1]. Stuart Rees, “A Lover's Country”, Austin Macaulay, London, 2016. 

[2]. “Palestinian Genocide” :  http://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[3]. UN Population Division, 2015 World Population Prospects: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/  .


[4]. “List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29_per_capita .

[5]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country since Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on he web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/body-count-global-avoidable-mortality_05.html  .

[6]. “Deaths in the conflict1987-2014”, ProCon:  http://israelipalestinian.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000639 .


[7]. “2014 Israel-Gaza conflict” , Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Israel%E2%80%93Gaza_conflict .


[8]. “Boycott Apartheid  Israel”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/.

[9]. “Gaza Concentration Camp”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/gaza-concentration  .

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

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

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

[13]. 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 .

[14]. “Nuclear weapons ban , end poverty & reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban

[15]. 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 .

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

[17]. Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionitt-led Coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News, 29 June 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/3488-pro-zionist-led-coup.html .

[18]. Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist Betrayal in Australia's 2010 Gillard Labor Coup”,  Countercurrents, 27 June, 2010: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270610.htm .

[19]. Julia Irwin, “Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Irwin .

[20]. Antony Loewenstein, “Departing ALP member tells of deep Zionist influence in party”, 10 August 2010: http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/08/10/departing-alp-member-tells-of-deep-zionist-influence-in-party/  .

[21]. “An appeal from Australian Jews to the Australian Jewish community: “We cannot remain silent””, Green Left Weekly, 15 August 2014: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57093  .

[22]. Antony Loewenstein, "Prominent Australian Jews reject the Israeli "right of return", Media release, 3 March 2010: http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/03/03/prominent-australian-jews-including-peter-singer-reject-the-israeli-right-of-return/.

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

[24]. “Statement on recognition of Palestinian Statehood”, Australian Palestine Advocacy Network, 2014: https://apan.org.au/apan-in-the-news/statement-on-recognition-of-palestinian-statehood/  .

[25]. Lee Rhiannon, “Australian MPs take action in Gaza ”, Greens: http://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/content/news-stories/australian-mps-take-action-gaza .

[26]. Gideon Polya, “Israel's Gaza Massacre: 55 Anti-Racist  Australian MPs Condemn Israeli War Crimes And Occupation”,  Countercurrents, 31 July, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya310714.htm .

[27].  “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age .

[28]. “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  .

[29]. "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat .

[30]. “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia's BBC)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit .

[31]. "Censorship by The Guardian Australia": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home/censorship-by-the-guardian-a 

[32].  “Censorship by Crikey (Australia)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-crikey  .

[33].  “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  .

[34]. “Boycott Murdoch media”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/  .

[35]. “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/  .

[36]. "Censorship by The Guardian UK": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-guardian-uk .

[37]. Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  .

[38]. “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  .

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

[40]. Gideon Polya, “Australian Universities Complicit With  Pro-Zionist Censorship And Genocidal Israeli  Militarism”,  Countercurrents, 24 May, 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya240512.htm .

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

[42]. Jake Lynch, “Coalition plans to punish those who boycott Israel”, ABC, The Drum, 25 June 2013: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-25/lynch---bds/4778144

[43] Gideon Polya, “New Pro-Zionist Australian Coalition Government Threatens Anti-racist Jewish Academics Who Support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Apartheid Israel”,  Countercurrents, 23 October, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya231013.htm .

[44]. Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/racist-zionism-and-israeli .

[45]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”, now available  for free perusal on the web: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290911.htm .

[46]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “Tears In Paradise. Suffering and Struggle Of Indians In Fiji 1879-2004” by Rajendra Prasad – Britain's Indentured Indian “5 Year Slaves””, Countercurrents, 4 March, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya040315.htm

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript

) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/  ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine  ;  Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home  ; Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/ ; Gideon Polya, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Polya ) . When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/





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