Wednesday, 19 September 2018
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.