Fakestinians accuse Australia Post of making a “racist” stamp commemorating WWI fighters

by Gramfan on July 12, 2013

in anti-Semitism, Australia, Gramfan (team member), Israel, Palestinians, PC MC, political correctness, World War I

The Australia Post stamp.
The Australia Post stamp.

Political correctness gone nuts – now we are racists for making a stamp that commemorates the Light Horse. The Muslims are really showing their true colours!

This is yet another example of “Idiocracy”.

Aussie Diggers – as they were and are still called* – were in Beersheba during WWI – Ottoman Rule.

*Digging trenches in WW1, I think is the reason. All this is a bit before my time 🙂

I suppose using the word “Israel” on the stamp was the trigger, as it wasn’t called “Israel” back then, but Palestine, to be purely technical. However, this is annoying many Australians, especially Jewish Australians.

news.ninemsn.com.au has the story:

Australia Post has been accused of jointly issuing racist stamps with Israel.

Prominent pro-Palestine blog Australians for Palestine is calling for people to boycott the 60c and $2.60 stamps that feature the Australian Light Horse at the Battle of Beersheba against Turkey in 1917.

Activist Sonja Karkar said she purchased the stamp and “received far more than I bargained for – nothing less, would you believe, than a dollop of Israeli propaganda”.

Ms Karkar said the stamp is inaccurate as the town of Beersheeba was a Palestinian town at the time.

“This is a really disturbing and incorrect remark,” Ms Karkar wrote.

“It is insulting to the memory of Palestinians who were terrorised into leaving their city Beersheba when the newly-created Israel captured it in 1948 and who have never been allowed to return to their homes.”

The modern Jewish state of Israel was created in 1948 and has been in conflict with Palestine ever since.

A spokeswoman for Australia Post told news.com.au the Australian War Memorial consulted with the creation of the stamp as well as war historian Peter Stanley.

Author: Jack Hawke. Approving editor: Nick Pearson.

Sources: news.com.au

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