Ben Zygier, a dual Israeli and Australian citizen and Jewish Australian father of 2, was secretly imprisoned for 11 months in solitary confinement by the Israelis in 2010 until he was either killed by the Israelis or, as alleged by the Israelis, committed suicide in a suicide-proof cell. Solitary confinement for more than several weeks is regarded by experts as torture. Whether Australian citizen and father of 2 Ben Zygier was murdered by the Israelis or committed suicide in a suicide-proof cell, it is clear that he was secretly tortured to death by the Israelis over 11 months while the pro-Zionist Australian Labor Government did nothing.
Australians want to know what happened to their fellow Australian, but the response from the Australian Jewish community, public servants and politicians has been substantial and appalling silence. The Israelis imposed a news blackout on the matter for over 3 years but this scandal was eventually exposed in 2013 by the ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the BBC) and Fairfax media (the most liberal of Australia’s mainstream media).
Ben Zygier was secretly arrested by the Israelis immediately after the Dubai police revealed in February 2010 that the Israelis had murdered a Palestinian Hamas official in a terrorist operation involving 20 Israeli terrorists using forged Australian, British, Irish, French and German passports. The Dubai atrocity resulted in both the British and Australian governments expelling an Israeli diplomat (spy?), albeit with craven apologies to the Israelis, both governments declaring that the passport forgeries were very disappointing actions from such a good friend. The Israelis had forged Australian passports before, were told to desist by the slavishly pro-Zionist Howard Government (1996-2007), but evidently just kept on doing it and no doubt are still doing it (an appropriate anagram for ISRAEL is e-LIARS). .
The Israelis had forged New Zealand passports but New Zealand - that had callously refused entry to Jewish refugees from Nazism and which accordingly had much less Zionist subversion than Australia – responded vigorously, imposing diplomatic sanctions against Israel in 2004, and suspending high-level contacts between the two countries in 2005, after two Israeli citizens, Uriel Kelman and Eli Cara, were accused of passport fraud.
The passport forgery scandal in February 2010 was followed by the violent Israeli kidnapping of 5 Australians in international waters after the criminal Israeli attack on a Gaza peace flotilla in which they killed 9 Turkish citizens, one of them a dual American Turkish citizen. . One Australian was tasered, one was shot, and all were robbed and illegally imprisoned in Apartheid Israel. The mild protest by the pro-Zionist Rudd Labor Government had no effect on Israeli state terrorism because they kidnapped another Australia on a subsequent Gaza flotilla in international waters.
However these cases of Israeli state terrorism impacting Australia ultimately had a huge impact in Australia. As set out by outstanding, anti-racist Jewish Australian writer Antony Loewenstein (author of “My Israel Question”), the Australian Zionist Lobby was extremely upset by even the mild rebuke to Apartheid Israel by the Rudd Labor Government. PM Kevin Rudd subsequently went to great lengths to keep them happy but evidently to no avail. Kevin Rudd, one of Australia’s most popular PMs, was deposed in an overnight Coup in June 2010 that was approved of by the US (and no doubt by Apartheid Israel and its Zionist supporters) , backed by the foreign mining corporations (who had launched a $23 million advertising blitz to oppose Rudd’s proposed Mining Tax) and led by a gang of extreme pro-Zionist plotters (see Antony Loewenstein, “Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?” ; Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist-led coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News, 29 June 2010).
Ben Zygier had betrayed Australia and contributed to the Dubai and other terrorist atrocities by obtaining several fake Australian passports by repeatedly changing his name. This game was rapidly flagged by Australia’s intelligence agencies ASIO (the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, involved in domestic spying) and ASIS (the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, involved in spying overseas). The Israelis having kept it all a secret for over 3 years now admit that they informed Australian Intelligence about the arrest of Ben Zygier, and these Australian officials in turn informed certain officials in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). However the only Australian politician to have apparently been informed about the arrest of Ben Zygier was the pre-Coup Attorney General Robert McClelland (replaced after the Coup by Jewish-origin Australian Nicola Roxon who in turn was replaced recently by Jewish Zionist Mark Dreyfus). PM Kevin Rudd and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith (now Defence Minister) both deny knowing anything about the affair, a circumstance that has upset the Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop. Current Australian Attorney General, Jewish Zionist Mark Dreyfus, has refused to have an investigation in his department (that includes oversight of Australian Intelligence). Australia’s present Foreign Minister Bob Carr has asked the Israelis for further information and declares that he is disturbed by the lack of information to politicians in the Labor Government from its public servants.
Antony Loewenstein has exposed the extraordinary silence from the Jewish Community (including Ben Zygier’s family), the Zionist Lobby and politicians over the Ben Zygier affair. Writing in the excellent, middle of the road, Australian web magazine New Matilda Loewenstein says: “”New Matilda spoke to a former senior Australian ambassador who says that ASIO and ASIS work hand in glove with the Israeli government, including the assistance of grooming potential spies on Australian soil at universities such as Monash in Melbourne and military academies like Duntroon. Australia long ago outsourced much of its military and intelligence, as well as foreign affairs sovereignty, to Israel and America. "There’s little we [Australia] would not do to please them", my source says…
What the Zionist lobby and its political and media courtiers don’t want to discuss is their complicity in this affair. They all believe that young Jews have the right to move, fight or spy for Israel, including during wars against Lebanon and Gaza, while Muslims who want to join their brethren in Syria, Lebanon or Palestine are labeled terrorists for doing the same thing. From a young age, the Zionist schooling system and its associated entities indoctrinate Jews to slavishly back Israel and demonize Arabs. Blindly supporting Israel may seem like a good idea to them but in reality has created a monster from which the insecure Jewish community is unlikely to recover any time soon; growing numbers of young Jews are disillusioned with an occupying Israel and no longer tolerate an Israel lobby that acts as propagandists for Zionism. The death or murder of Ben Zygier should be a wake-up call to Australian Jewry that even its own can be treated shabbily by Israel.” (Antony Loewenstein, “Israel’s public image takes another hit”, New Matilda, 18 February 2013).
Antony Loewenstein accurately exposes the unacceptable influence of Apartheid Israel and its Zionist Lobby in Australia. This Zionist subversion is also apparent from the analysis below.
A useful summary of Jews in Australia is provided by the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training 2010 in its “Racism No Way” teaching material: “According to the 2006 census, over 86,000 (0.4 per cent) Australians identify as being Jewish. 90% of Australian Jews live in Sydney and Melbourne. The majority of Jews in Australia are native born, being either second or third generation, but in more recent years there has been migration from South Africa, the former Soviet Union and Israel. Jews have always valued the democracy and acceptance which Australia offers, and have usually sought citizenship as soon as possible. Unlike many other migrant groups, they have not usually considered the possibility of returning to their countries of birth. Over 80% of Jewish Australians have visited Israel, with 74% having relatives living there. Approximately 10,000 Jewish Australians have immigrated to Israel since 1945… Today, less [sic] than 10% of Jews live in Europe and very few in the Arab/Muslim world. Almost 50% now live in Israel and 40% in the United States. Less [sic] than 1% of the world's Jews live in Australia.”
Wikipedia “Islam in Australia” reports: “According to the 2011 census, 476,300 people, or 2.25% of the total Australian population were Muslims. This made Islam the fourth largest religious grouping, after all forms of Christianity (64%), no religion (22.9%) and Buddhism (2.5%)”.
According to Wikipedia, “Australia’s Anti-terrorism Act 2005”: “It becomes a crime, punishable by life imprisonment, to recklessly provide funds to a potential terrorist: funds include money and equivalents and also assets; it is not necessary that the culprit know the receiver is a terrorist, only that they are reckless about the possibility; it is not even necessary that the receiver is a terrorist, only that the first person is reckless about the possibility that they might be.”
Under Australian anti-terrorism laws it is an offense to materially support or be supported by proscribed terrorist organizations of which there are currently 17 listed, all of them Muslim (see Australian Government, “Listing of terrorist organizations”). The Jewish terrorist organizations like Irgun, which murdered Allied servicemen before, during and after WW2 and was associated with genocidal atrocities against Palestinians, is not on the list. Thus an Australian innocently making a donation to an orphanage in the Gaza Concentration Camp might conceivably be subject to life imprisonment. Conversely, donations to the Jewish National Fund that is intimately associated with the ongoing Zionist-run Palestinian Genocide are generously encouraged by being tax deductible under Australian law.
Anti-Semitism is the verbal or physical damage to Semites for being Semites per se, and occurs in 2 equally repugnant forms, anti-Arab anti-Semitism directed against 300 million ethnically and culturally Semitic Arabs and 1,500 mostly culturally Semitic Muslims, and anti-Jewish anti-Semitism against 13 million overwhelmingly culturally Semitic Jews. Anti-Jewish anti-Semitism is rightly condemned and indeed punished in Australia. However virulent anti-Arab anti-Semitism is entrenched in Australia, particularly since the 9-11 atrocity, and is remorselessly promoted by racist Zionists, notwithstanding the irony that numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US did 9-11 and quite likely with Israeli and Zionist assistance (Google “Experts: US did 9-11”). Indeed the deaths of 9 million Muslims since 9-11 (half of them children) from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-promoted US War on Terror has been an utterly disproportionate response to the killing of about 3,000 Americans on 9-11 (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”) but is resolutely not reported in the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-beholden Mainstream media (MSM) of Australia and indeed the MSM of the West in general (Google “Mainstream media lying” ).
For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”. However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and dominating their Western backers, most obviously the USA.
Decent anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australians and all decent folk around the world reject the racism, genocide, warmongering, kidnapping, torture, killing, mass murder, war crimes, and treason of the Zionists (for numerous eminent opinions Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism” and “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism” ). Indeed John Kennedy (JFK) and his brother Robert Kennedy both tried unsuccessfully to get the traitorous racist Zionist Lobby registered as agents of a foreign power but were both assassinated, the latter by a Palestinian whose family members were held hostage by war criminal Apartheid Israel.
It is reported in Israel and Australia that Ben Zygier had been traumatized by having had to kill Arab children in a covert Israeli operation Lebanon (see “Zygier “bragged out killings”, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 February 2013). Thinking the best of Ben Zygier, one would like to believe that having betrayed Australia by becoming a child-killing IDF war criminal and a Mossad spy; he eventually was repelled by complicity in IDF war crimes and his betrayal of Australia. Australians will not give up wanting to know everything about the Ben Zygier scandal and especially whether Ben Zygier was a spy who “came in from the cold” and confessed his war crimes and his treason against Australia to Australian Intelligence.
In addition to endangering Australia and Australians, those traitorous, criminal Zionists and their supporters and fellow travelers who are complicit in the Palestinian Genocide endanger decent, patriotic, anti-racist Jewish Australians who, like all decent Australians, utterly reject such vile crimes against Australia and Humanity (see Gideon Polya, “Australian Labor’s new anti-Semitism”, MWC News, 15 March 2012).
Zionism is criminal, genocidal racism and the racist Zionists and their supporters (most Lib-Lab politicians in Australia) should be sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.
Australians will not tolerate the reality that an Australian- indeed a Zionist Jewish Australian - could be tortured death in secret by Israeli terrorists over 11 months while Australian public servants kept the horrible reality from Australian politicians and the Australian public for over 2 years. The best way for decent, loyal, anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australians to help stop racist Zionist subversion and perversion of Australia and indeed the World is to put Labor last in the coming Federal elections and maintain this position until the presently neoliberal, pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, US lackey Labor Party decides to revert to decent values.
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