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The Zionist Lobby Under Fire in Oz

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Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of questions re Australian policy and the demands of Israel and the local Jewish Lobby.

Nothing quite like it has ever been seen or heard before in Australia.

Carr has just published his dairy as Foreign Minister during 2013.

He came to that office in the last year of a sorely troubled Labor Government inheriting the job from Kevin Rudd,a former Prime Minister who took over the Foreign Minister’s portfolio after he, Rudd ,was deposed as P.M ,but then resigned after more turmoil in the Labor Party.

Carr was no newcomer. Once Premier for 10 years of NSW, the largest state ,and seen as a smooth operator if fairly right-wing in his policies and his views, he was seen by many as a likely winner in the new job ,in a Government in deep trouble.

A scholar of note, he has written much on one of his favourite topics, American History, with a very good book on the origins of the American Republic.

He came to the Senate, after several years in retirement, as the Government of Julia Gillard lurched from crisis to crisis. It was a job he craved and he got a seat in the Senate and then joined Gillard’s cabinet. where much was expected of him.

The crisis came in the last months of Gillard’s term when the question of Palestinian membership of UNESCO came up for consideration. Gillard was a notorious Zionist from the very inception of her 3-year term, and she was well know for her great support, without any conditions, for Israel. She had links with the Israeli Embassy in Canberra and the Zionist Lobby which also had a fifth column inside the Labor Party, which too has, like it’s US counterpart the Democrats, always had links with the Jewish Lobby.

When Deputy Prime Minister after 2007 Gillard went with a delegation to Israel as guest of a Melbourne Jewish millionaire who organises such events and who provided a job for her hairdresser partner as a salesman for his property empire.

She made no effort while there to visit or see the conditions of the Palestinian people…and one may surmise that her Israeli hosts would have seen to that aspect of her visit. In 2010 she replaced the disastrous Rudd as PM in a” palace coup”, and narrowly won power in a closely divided Parliament.

Her support for Israel never faltered, but when Carr became Foreign Minister in 2013 he had a wider view of the whole Middle East.

We know now that the conflict between Gillard and Carr arose over Israeli matters and appropriate policies in the UN.

Carr was told not to make any criticism of the Settlements on the West Bank, which he wished to do, and when the UNESCO issue arose, he was told to vote(as always) with the USA and Israel. Carr knew the widespread support in Europeans elsewhere in the Asian region for seating the Palestinians in UNESCO. Gillard insisted that he vote with Israel.

Carr demurred and challenged Gillard and then took the matter to the Labor Party Caucus…all members of the federal parliament were then to vote on the matter. Gillard was angry, and a bitter conflict developed.

Carr won out when a majority of the Labor Caucus voted for an Australian abstension in the UN. Carr would have preferred a YES vote but this was a compromise that Gillard, even as P.M was forced to except She still wanted a NO vote against Palestinian admission, but failed to carry the party.

The Jewish Lobby was outraged and condemned the decision, and Carr for bringing it on. Carr went ahead and abstained, and the vote admitted the Palestinian with a huge margin anyway. The rift between Gillard and Carr was never healed.

Now after the Labor Government’s defeat, Carr is once again in retirement, and his published diary tells the whole story re UNESCO, and the power of the Zionists over Gillard, albeit she was their willing ally.

Not surprisingly he has infuriated the Jewish Lobby and Carr has been denounced in the harshest terms by the very Zionists who run the Lobby, who have described him as “Gillard’s worst appointment” and as “Australia’s worst Foreign Minister.” Carr is known as a tolerant and outgoing man, but none-the-less a Lobby critic has described him as a “bigot”, all in line with the usual Zionist tactics in such cases.

He has replied in kind, saying the Lobby was virtually contracted by Gillard to run Australia’s Middle East policies.

Carr a robust politician has fired back with a furious blast to the Lobby and said it very right-wing and intrusive and the battle rages now in the media. The Lobby must regret all this as for the first time a senior Labor politician has let the cat out of the bag, re the Lobby.

It will be difficult to get it in that bag again.

There is no word on all this from ex-PM Gillard. She, at the moment, is in Israel.

Brian McKinlay is an Australian Labor Historian who lives in Melbourne and has written widely on Australian history, notably of the Labor Movement, being the author of a 3- volume documentary history of Australian Labor and trade union and radical groups.

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