After a remarkable confrontation with Israel, the Security Council has passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements as a flagrant violation of international law.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Senator Roberts lashed out against New Zealand’s decision to co-sponsor a United Nations Security Council resolution: “At the very least, we should look at further cutting benefits for New Zealanders living in Australia,” he said.
One definition A major element of far-right fascist ideology is its stated goal to promote the right of a supposedly superior people to dominate, while purging society of supposedly inferior elements.
Naturally, the Kiwis were unimpressed.
NZ Opposition MP Kelvin Davis, Labour’s Corrections spokesman said, “Probably the saddest thing about his entry into Australia politics, spending so much time in Canberra, is he has denied a village somewhere in Australia of its idiot.”
The question of Israeli settlements in Palestine is a complex one. However, there are many who believe the settlements are an insurmountable obstacle to a solution to the Palestinian/Israeli problem.
Australian Foreign Minister Bishop said that Australia would not have supported the UN motion had it been on the Security Council, being opposed to “single nation” solutions to the problem.
Roberts’ outburst (presumably he’s the One Nation foreign policy spokesperson) indicates an interesting political philosophy: When you don’t agree with a given country’s stance on an international issue, you take punitive action against any of its citizens who may be have migrated to your own country.