The Left Hates Israel More Than It Loves Palestine

For most of the left, both in Europe and the United States, support for the Palestinian cause is something of a shibboleth. As Israel moved away from the politics of the 1960s, when the left was often in power and kibbutzim were a national symbol, to the right-wing nationalism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the…

Remarks at Yad Vashem ceremony in honour of the late William Cooper, Speech, 12 Dec 2010, Australian Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP

Here in Jerusalem, I acknowledge the first Australians, whose culture we honour this evening as among the oldest continuing cultures in human history. So we gather at Yad Vashem. I have been to this place before and so has my wife Therese. We have been here not as the representatives of any government; we have…