Wellington, NZ, Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Israelis pleaded guilty but denied
they were Mossad agents
Mossad active in
I'VE NOT known anyone in New Zealand to be
rabidly anti-Semitic Maybe I have led a sheltered
life. The New Zealand Jewish population is so small
that most Kiwis can probably go from cradle to
grave without meeting a Jewish New Zealander face
to face, never mind find a reason to hate them and
bash up their graves.
As an avid follower of the news, I am aware of
the Israeli Government's ongoing efforts overseas
to equate even minor criticisms of its policies and
actions with "anti-Semitism"
In light of the passport affair, we now know
is active in New Zealand. I do not, therefore,
think that it is beyond the pale to speculate as to
who stood to gain from the desecration of the
Jewish graves in Wellington the very day after our
prime minister disapproved of illegal actions by
people believed to be Israeli agents.
An organisation like Mossad, known for dirty
tricks, kidnappings and murders, would no doubt
have few qualms about damaging some tombstones if
they thought it would be in the service of Israel's
interest to do so ... and equate our Govern-ment's
stance on the Israeli agent passport issue with a
virulent antisemitism virtually unknown here.
Foxton [New Zealand]
website dossier on the origins of