Jewish and Islamic voices say #no2Netanyahu

Two more groups have expressed concern about Netanyahu’s visit to Australia – the Australian Jewish Democratic Society and the Islamic Council of Victoria.

From the Australian Jewish Democratic Society release:
The Israel that Netanyahu has furthered is not one that represents Jewish or democratic values: it moves Palestinians and Israelis further away from achieving justice and peace. As a result, increasing numbers of Jewish people worldwide are standing up in opposition to the policies and practices of Netanyahu and his governmental coalition.

From the Islamic Council of Victoria release:
The recent UN Security Council resolution condemned Israel’s settlement building as a “flagrant violation” of international law and a major obstacle to a lasting peace.

It is thus very disappointing that the Australian Government has seen fit to invite the person ultimately responsible for Israel’s flagrant violations of international law.