Senator Fraser Anning – speech supporting his motion that affirms Australia’s support and recognition of Israel whilst condemning the PA

photo of Senator Fraser Anning
September 19, 2018

Anti-Semitism is not saying two words deliberately taken out of context by others; it is active hostility towards the Jewish people here and abroad, including support for Muslim terrorists who murder innocent Israelis.

Full motion

Senator Anning to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the working definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as follows: ‘Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, towards Jewish community institutions and religious facilities’;

(b) affirms its support and recognition of the State of Israel; and

(c) condemns the heinous crimes perpetrated by those terrorists that would appear to be acting under the direction of the Palestinian Authority.

Full speech

Senator ANNING (Queensland) (16:03): I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1080, standing in my name for today relating to the state of Israel, be taken as a formal motion.

The PRESIDENT: Is there any objection to this motion being taken as formal?

Senator Ruston: Yes.

The PRESIDENT: There is, Senator Anning.

Senator ANNING: I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator ANNING: Today is Yom Kippur, an auspicious time for this motion. Anti-Semitism is not saying two words deliberately taken out of context by others; it is active hostility towards the Jewish people here and abroad, including support for Muslim terrorists who murder innocent Israelis. This motion calls on senators to make their position clear, recognising and expressing support for the only nation in the Middle East that shares our values and our democratic system of government, and condemning ongoing terrorist acts against it. The fact is, if you do not support the right of Israelis to exist and you do not condemn the terrorist-supporting Palestinian National Authority, you are anti-Semitic.

Link to parliamentary Hansard (Motion, Speech)

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