16 September 2012


The zionists are very adept at running dirty tricks campaigns and they will do anything to smear people who are non-zionists or anti-zionists. Yet these xenophobic bigots continue to live in Australia and seem unwilling to move to their "mother country" Israel.

The fact is that the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement is gaining ground - slowly, but surely - and this is proving too much for zionists around the world to comprehend.

Interesting to use a teenager who doesn't actually know about the issues in which he is being used as a go-between in the nastiest possible way.

Has this politician no shame? - and why is he living in Melbourne? His place is surely in the West Bank illegal apartheid Jewish settlements selling Max Brenner chocolates to the religious fanatics from the Bronx.

Oh what a tangled web we weave........

From the age newspaper 12 September 2012

MP hit for 'lack of judgment' on teenager

September 12, 2012

Adam Cooper

Martin Foley. Photo: Teagan Glenane

A STATE Labor MP has sought legal advice over what he claims is an attempt by a political opponent to drive a wedge between him and sections of Melbourne's Jewish community.

Martin Foley, the member for Albert Park, was criticised by Liberal opponents in Parliament yesterday over claims he threatened a teenage school student who emailed him over a contentious protest movement.

Mr Foley said he had received an email from James Mathias, 17, last month accusing him of backing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a pro-Palestinian organisation that promotes the boycotts of Israeli-owned companies such as the Max Brenner chocolate shop chain.

Mr Foley said the teen had claimed he had read of the issue in Hansard, although the parliamentary record was yet to be published online. He said he checked with the teen's school the following day and was told James was working as an intern for Liberal MP David Southwick.

Mr Foley got in contact with the teen via email and telephone, demanded an apology, and told him he was being used as a political pawn. Mr Foley denied threatening or bullying him. He said he had received an apology from James the following day and had no problem with the teen.

But Mr Foley said the issue had prompted a wave of trolling against him, and that he was obliged to defend himself. He said he had consulted Jewish leaders to stress that he was not anti-Semitic.

Mr Southwick, the Member for Caulfield, yesterday told Parliament Mr Foley had shown an ''appalling lack of judgment'' in his treatment of the teenager.

Other Liberals also took up the attack in Parliament, with Cindy McLeish claiming Mr Foley had threatened union retribution against the teen, while Clem Newton-Brown said Mr Foley was ''unhinged'' and called for him to be provided professional help.

Mr Foley, a former secretary of the Australian Services Union, was not in Parliament to hear the barbs, as he had been ejected from the house over an earlier matter. But he said the attack was a diversion from the bipartisan policy the two parties had earlier shown in opposing the BDS movement.

''This is simply a diversion by the Member for Caulfield, having been caught red-handed for running a dirt unit out of his office and trying to use young Liberals to play wedge politics,'' he said.

''It's Mr Southwick who needs to account for his actions, not me.''
Mr Foley said he had sought legal advice on whether the distribution of Hansard before it was published online constituted a form of publishing in his defence against the Liberals' claims.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Welcome to my blog and let me know what you think about my postings.

My web pages also have a wide range of topics which are added to when possible. Look for them in any search engine under


I hope you find items of interest!

Search This Blog


Blog Archive

Total Pageviews

About Me

My photo
Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
90 years old, political gay activist, hosting two web sites, one personal: http://www.red-jos.net one shared with my partner, 94-year-old Ken Lovett: http://www.josken.net and also this blog. The blog now has an alphabetical index: http://www.red-jos.net/alpha3.htm