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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has come under heavy pressure from Jewish and pro-Israeli groups after announcing that Canberra would abstain from a vote for the upgrading of the status of Palestine at the UN.

Australia’s Jewish groups have demanded a meeting with the premier to express their anger over her decision and to urge her to vote against the bid which would upgrade Palestine’s status at the UN from “observer entity” to “observer state.”

The observer state status will grant Palestinians access to UN agencies and the International Criminal Court, where they could file formal complaints against the Israeli regime.

Reports say that the Israeli embassy in Canberra was also angry with Gillard’s decision.

On November 26, acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly, requesting the upgrade. The UN assembly will vote on the bid on Thursday, November 29.

Palestinians need a majority vote from 193 members of the General Assembly to win the bid.

Currently, as many as 150 nations, which already recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, are in favor of the upgrade.

Gillard, a staunch ally of the Israeli regime, had decided to vote “no” on the Palestinian UN recognition, but was forced by her cabinet ministers to vote “yes” or abstain at the UN.

Seeking to blunt negative reaction to her abstention vote, the Australian premier reiterated her commitment to Israel in the parliament on Tuesday.

“We all want to wake up in a world where Israel can live behind secure borders,” she said.

Christopher Pyne, a senior opposition politician, said that Gillard’s abstention vote would be a serious blow to Australia’s ties with Israel.

“One shouldn’t underestimate how dramatic it is that Australia is now abstaining from a vote for the Palestinian territories and the Palestinian Authority to gain observer status at the United Nations,” Pyne said.

Many of the European Union states, including Austria, Denmark, France and Spain, are expected to support the Palestinian bid at the UN.

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  • Sjp

    The Australian prime minister needs to grow some balls. The job is a leadership role, so lead PM and stand up for what you believe in and support Israel. God says he will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. Julia don’t join the wrong side.

    • ozzie

      Thats not the way democracy works in Australia

  • Zharkov

    Well, what should one expect from the UN, a non-sovereign organization made up of non-elected representatives whose pronouncements were never authorized by member nations’ citizens?

    The Aussie PM should be criticized for the amount of spying done on her citizens by her government – the Palestinian vote is mere distraction from the crucial issue of whether the Australian government should be watching its citizens, or whether the citizens should be spying on their own government to discover its agenda.

    Is government convenience more important than the privacy of their citizens? Should Israeli problems matter to people under surveillance within their own nations?

    The UN thinks so.

    • Jack Longchamp

      Hey Zharkov, you are a regular here too ;)

      You are of course right but best use baby talk.
      I know it is hard but most sheep will likely not understand if you don’t ;)

      • Zharkov

        This news blog has an excellent format and should be very popular soon. It’s a nice place to launch ideas and critiques.

  • TRACER

    A simple equation, Jerusalem falls Christianity falls with it. Up till now it is under a protection umbrella .Others can talk about protecting it, will be all nonsense

    • Jack Longchamp

      Tracer, you are forgiven because you are from Germany, a guilt-complex-ridden country.

      Christianity is what the Jews despise because it is a pretty stupid religion (not that their’s really is more intelligent, they just hate the fact that the Roman Emperors made Christianity into their state religion for purely populist reasons, realizing that stupid fucks simply need strong beliefs/lack of cortex vs. brain stem, a simple neurophysiological phenomenon).

      If Christianity “falls”, no-one will be the worse for it. I hope you do not think that the Muslims are taking over the world – or even those evil godless Chinese Commies !

      Because only The Extremely Stupid try to take over a severely poisoned, damaged property and anyway Islam is already on the decline as well as Christianity is – for the best of us all.

      This guy explains it best,
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

      Cheers, :-8

  • Alexander Ziggy

    AUSTRALIA’S FIRST (UNELECTED) WOMAN PRIME MINISTER ‘JULIAR GILLARD’ IS A MANIPULATIVE FABIAN SOCIALIST WHO HAS NO MORALS. SHE IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR WHO HAS CONSISTENTLY MISLEAD THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE. SHE STANDS FOR NOTHING, NEVER TELLS THE TRUTH AND WILL DO ANY POLITICAL BACKFLIPS (ALONG WITH HER CORE TEAM OF WAYNE SWAN, ANTHONY ALBANESE, BOB CARR, GREG COMBET, NICOLA ROXON, THE CROCODILE TEARS SARAH HANSON JONES AND THAT PLEBISCITE – PLIBESEK WHO THINKS THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN AUSTRALIA IS FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION – I THINK SHE IS FULLY MUTILATED) TO LOOK AFTER ONLY ONE JOB IN AUSTRALIA – AS PUT SO APTLY BY HON. TONY ABBOT MHR – “HERS”.

    THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT ANYTHING GILLARD DOES IS TO PROTECT HER BIG, YES, BIG POLITICAL BUTT. HER STAND ON THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE SHOWS HOW GUTLESS SHE IS TO SUPPORT THE ONLY MODERN MIDDLE-EAST DEMOCRACY – ISRAEL, BY ABSTAINING FROM VOTING, YET THIS SAME LITTLE FABIAN AND ‘MAN-HATER’TAKES SIDES WITH THE OPPOSITION IN SYRIA – WHO IN THEIR OWN RIGHT RESPECT NO FORM OR SEMBLANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, YET SHE POKED ‘THE EYE OF GOD’ WHEN SHE REFUSED TO SUPPORT ISRAEL. APART FROM ALL THAT, SHE LIED TO THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA SAYING THAT SHE WOULD NOT IMPLEMENT A CARBON TAX, YET SHE DID. SHE LIED WHEN SHE SAID SHE WOULD NOT DO A CARBON TAX AND SHE DID AND THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA WILL VOTE HER OUT. SHE HAS CONSISTENTLY ATTACKED TONY ABBOTT – LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION WHO REMOVED THE SMUT OF OUR PARLIAMENT HOUSE – PETER SLIPPER, AND SOON TO BE EVICTED – CRAIG THOMPSON. SHE PROTECTS PAEDOPHILES, SUPPORTS REPRESSIVE REGIMES AND TODAY IS IN CHINA TRYING TO BUILD ‘DEEPER TIES’ – MEANING – OUR ECONOMIC MINING BOOM IS OVER AND SHE HAS KILLED THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY. YOUR TIME IS COMING JULIAR.

  • Guest

    I’m surprised she isn’t being charged with a hate crime by the Zio lobby in Australia.

  • Alexander Ziggy

    The world needs to know that Julia Gillard is a socialist fabian who in 2007 was charged with treason in Victoria’s Supreme Court. This particular (unelected) first women prime minister of Australia has a dark past. The details of her treasonous act can be found by doing a google (wonderful and as yet unregulated by most governments for the moment) search by typing ‘Julia Gillard treason’. Under Australia’s constitution which was trashed by former labour governments (and continues to be trashed by Gillards government) states that any person facing charges of treason can not hold public office. Julia Gillard holds the highest office today – ILLEGALLY. The law also requires that a charge of treason (indictment) presented to the court – requires the court to form a grand jury – immediately, and the charge to be heard by the grand jury. When this charge was presented to the courts in Melbourne by Shaw/Daniels the judge wanted to hear the ‘evidence’ for himself. Shaw/Daniels cautioned the judge that he too would face indictement if he persisted in his demands to hear the evidence – whcih was clearly the responsibility of a grand jury hearing the indictment charge. He referred the matter to the DPP – against law process, and the matter was swept under the carpet and the saga continues to this day. HOW DOES THIS PRIME MINISTER – GILLARD- REMAIN IN HIGH OFFICE WHEN SHE HAS HAD AN INDICTMENT FILED AGAINST HER IN THE SUPREME COURT OF AUSTRALIA??? The answer is simple. Our courts are staffed by people who have sworn their allegiance not to the crown (our sovereign head under our constitution) but to a cult/religious order – yes, under the rites of Freemasonary. Yep you heard it right. So whilst Gillard is not a freemason, many of those who support her are and she remains in power because of the power brokers who protect her. She protects paedophiles perverts such as Peter Slipper and criminals such as Craig Thompson who is a thief and a womaniser who sleeps with prostitues and the suckers – the members of the Health Services Union have been ripped off by a self serving pig who sits in parliament week in week out – supported by Gillard so she can stay in power. She puts all her manipulative resources to looking after one job – HERS. She will continue to sling abuse at everyone who opposes her, particularly Tony Abbott MHR – a wonderful politician who has been abused mercilessly and Gillard has the guts to call him a mysogenist (all to the cheers of many idiots out there – lesbians mainly)- but she herself is a man-hater, who parades around with a male bitch just to make people think she is normal. Well, she is a sad excuse for a prime minister and is more like a psychobitch on steroids.

  • Sjp

    Alexander ziggy, you sure have a way with words. Three cheers – you have the guts to tell it like it is. Maybe there is hope for us if more people will man up and tell the truth of what is going on here.

  • Alexander Ziggy

    Sjp, thanks for your feedback. I have had to resort to writing my views on the EU site because the majority of our Australian media is left-leaning (meaning, socialist). I have done my homework regarding our leaders, I have obtained all their registers-of-interests and I at least can see what drives them in their political pursuits. Everything that I write, I do try to research thoroughly, but when I err I attempt to set the record straight. We are a great country with great people, but when you get the mix of corrupt politicians and public servants – mixed with unions and far-left green agenday’s you have a recipe for a disaster at both social and economic levels in our country. Take for example that pervert Peter Slipper, walking around in the dressup monkey suit that he had a speaker, whilst covering every type of filthy perversion that one could imagine. I tried to work out why PM Gillard so strongly supported him and wouldn’t speak against him and then I worked it out – she slept her way to the top and has no morals. That boyfriend of hers is just window dressing whilst she carefully crafts gay legislation in the background. Then you have Thompson who is as corrupt as the worst criminals and he still manages to stay in parliament – again, supported by Juliar Gillard. Gillard is a manipulative taipan snake who – when things get tough – like today when the budget surplus was scrapped in Australia – she just slithers away like slime – to go on holidays whilst Australians suffer at the hands of their economic policies. She hasn’t got the guts to front the Australian people, she is a fabian-socialist coward. Aren’t I glad that I can blurb on EUTIMES without the censorship that exists in the not-so-free press in Australia.

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