Boycott Israel Derangement Syndrome (BIDS) sullies Australia

AUSTRALIANS are being asked to support NSW Marrickville Council’s right to endorse the Palestinian Terrorists’ call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel as part of its “ethical” investment and purchasing strategy.  The motion was supported by 10 councillors from the Far Left Wing Australian Labor Party, the Greens and an Independent.

Australians for Palestine (H/T Skipping Girl) – The Marrickville Resolution said:

1.  In particular recognition of its sister city relationship with Bethlehem and the strong support for this relationship from local progressive faith communities and other community members, Marrickville Council support the principles of the BDS global campaign and report back on any links the Council has with organisations or companies that support or profit from the Israeli military occupation of Palestine with a view to the Council divesting from such links and imposing a boycott on any future such links or goods purchases

2.  Marrickville Council boycott all goods made in Israel and any sporting, institutional academic, government or institutional cultural exchanges.

3.  Marrickville Council write to the local State and Federal ministers (Carmel Tebbutt and Anthony Albanese) informing them of Council’s position and seeking their support at the State and Federal level for the global BDS move.


This conscientious decision has, however, led to a public campaign to get the Council to overturn that decision and to oust the mayor Fiona Byrne, a member of the Greens. Very public attacks have found their way into the media and talkback radio in NSW and it would be a travesty if this decision was overturned because of pressure being brought to bear on the Council.

The Marrickville BDS group has drafted an open letter (see below) for which signatures are urgently required. The letter with signatures will be presented to Marrickville Council at the next meeting.


FIVE AUSTRALIAN unions have joined the international campaign advocating the boycott of Israeli goods from the occupied West Bank. The Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, the Queensland branch of the Rail Tram and Bus Union and the Finance Sector Union passed a resolution in late October supporting the international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, reported the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

“Getting activists in Australian cities talking about Israel as an apartheid state is a great achievement. The international BDS movement is only five years old, yet already we have students and trade unionists and people from different walks of life working together,” she added, saying, “The key now is doing the rank-and-file education and taking BDS actions.”

‘Say NO to Burqas’ artist Sergio Redegalli’s latest mural is to show the stupidity of the BDS movement, the Global  Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions Campaign against the State of Israel, whose founder says the ultimate aim of BDS is to bring an end to the Jewish State.

Islam MonitorThat Marrickville Council, pushed by the Greens, would choose to support a group whose aim is to destroy the State of Israel, is beyond imagination. That Marrickville Council would even consider making such an ill advised decision against Federal policies, is unheard of. This Motion was passed by 10 votes to 2.

Israel is small State, which occupies 1/6th of 1% of the Middle East, about 1/3 rd the size of Tasmania.

It is the only beacon of democracy in the Middle East, it has freedom of speech, a free press and a State whose citizens live under the rule of law.

It’s the only State in the Middle East, where people of all races can live with equal rights

It’s the only State in the Middle East, where people of all religions can practice their faith freely and openly

It’s the only State in the Middle East, where homosexuals are free to live without fear of persecution, or indeed execution.

It’s a State that produces more technology and more advances in medical science per capita than mos.

Yet it’s the only State which the Greens of Marrickville, want to be brought to its knees.


How BDS Works To Delegitimize Israel

The call to “boycott, divest, and sanction Israel” (BDS) is the newest weapon in the ongoing effort to destroy Israel. Using words, images, and actions to spread misinformation and lies, boycott activists try to delegitimize and demonize Israel and brand it as the pariah of the international community. They call for boycotts to promote their views and to isolate and cripple the Jewish state.

The boycott movement is well funded and well organized and operates on college campuses and in churches, organizations, businesses, and communities around the world. We dare not ignore how this creeping movement endangers the well-being and survival of Israel and future support for the Jewish state, especially among the younger generation.

StandWithUs is dedicated to act against this newest threat to Israel. This coming year, StandWithUs plans to tackle the assault with powerful messaging and campaigns. Stand With Us