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26 Jan, 2014

What do Israel and Australia have in common? – Al Jazeera

By Dr Vacy Vlazna, Coordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters.

Is it just me, or do you also see a thread of colonial superiority and racism binding US, Australia, and Canada to Israel?

Think about it. All are ex-British colonies and like Israel, have a dark history of atrocities committed against their respective indigenous peoples and all continue to treat them as third class citizens.

I can’t speak for the US and Canada, but, apart from realpolitik and arms trade, an underlying colonial arrogance goes a long way to explain why my “civilised” “democratic” Australian government is complicit in granting Israel impunity to perpetrate war crimes and crimes against humanity on a daily basis against generations of Palestinian families.

Read the rest: What do Israel and Australia have in common? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.