You do impress me far more than does the head of your
party at the national level. On many occasions, you stood by your
convictions and never buckled. Having
said that, I also know that you are "a friend of Israel". I
could disagree with you on that. To me, Israel is nothing but a bunch
of bandits who high jacked the country of Palestine, resprayed it and
renamed it, then called it their own. Not to mention the atrocities
committed against the courageous Palestinians, who are still fighting
for their country.
Now, I come to the point: You are committed to
personally honour Hanan Ashrawy this Thursday. Will you continue to
show that you are a politician in possession of a backbone? Or will
you send your deputy to quietly hand-over the prize in a muted
I assure you that Ashrawy does not need the cheque. I
would also assure you that she would prefer an honorary certificate
and a statement to the effect that the sponsors of the prize reneged.
If you do that, you would score a point in history books, because
Israel is a passing fad. Israel is a doomed project. It might take
another 50 years for its natural death, but it will die. Our world
will not tolerate another modern time racist jewish ghetto.
We, here in Victoria, together with the people of
NSW, are watching and hoping that you do not disappoint the people who
trust and admire your true Aussie spirit.
Mohammed A. Hegazi