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Australians Show the Way

Sometimes I feel like the child who constantly turns up at his friends’ birthday parties late. But it still doesn’t stop me from wanting a slice of the cake.

 

Confused as to what I am talking about? Well, thanks to my observance of the Jewish Sabbath (which I wouldn’t trade for the world), I have not yet had the opportunity to discuss a very historical occasion, which occurred yesterday in Australia. I am of course referring to the re-election of the Howard government.

 

Much has already been discussed about the results, and if you have not already visited Tim, Arthur or Mike and the gang, then go there now and read the reactions and analyses.

 

However, I would like to say this: the Australian people have spoken, and what they had to say is “We are not Spain. We are voting for a government that has strengthened our economy, lowering inflation and unemployment. We are voting for a government whose approach to foreign policy mirrors the Australian spirit of doing what is fair and right, despite those voices, and indeed terrorists, trying to silence this spirit.”

 

I am so proud to be Australian. I am so proud that I come from a country that stands tall and is not intimidated. Despite Australia’s European origins, we are truly hemispheres worlds apart.

 

These election results mean a whole lot more than the fact that Australian troops will not be withdrawn from Iraq by Christmas. It means a whole lot more than the maintenance of the close relationship between Australia and the US (assuming a Bush victory in the upcoming US elections). It also means a whole lot more than an Australian government that is very supportive of Israel’s right to protect its civilians from terrorist onslaughts.

 

What these election results mean is that Australia stays on the right side of history.

 

Kol hakavod (well done) John Howard.

Kol hakavod, Australia!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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