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Letter to the editor – Juliet Moses does NOT speak on my behalf!

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This recent NZ Herald story was brought to my attention by Martyn Bradbury writing on The Daily Blog;

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Which prompted me to send this response to the Herald’s editor;

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: NZ Herald <letters@herald.co.nz>
date: Sun, Jan 15, 2017
subject: Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor
NZ Herald

Regarding Juliet Moses’ comment in the New Zealand Herald article, that UN Resolution 2334 “was an affront to all New Zealanders” (6 Jan) – I will thank her and her fellow travellers not to assume they speak for me and others.

Last I looked, Israel has not added Aotearoa to it’s list of illegally annexed territory.

As for Moses’ assertion;

“…Israel’s Arab neighbours mounted a second unsuccessful attempt to exterminate her in 1967”

– is either woeful ignorance or wilful misrepresentation of historical fact.

Israel launched the so-called Six Day War on 5 June 1967 against it’s neighbours;

“In response to the *apparent* mobilization of its Arab neighbours, early on the morning of June 5, Israel staged a sudden preemptive air assault that destroyed more than 90 percent Egypt’s air force on the tarmac. A similar air assault incapacitated the Syrian air force.” – Encyclopedia Britannica

Arrogant and mis-informed. She most certainly does not speak on my behalf.

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-Frank Macskasy

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References

NZ Herald: Juliet Moses – Israel vote was an affront to all New Zealanders

Encyclopedia Britannica: Six-Day War – Middle East – 1967

Additional

Causes: Petition – Aerosmith boycott apartheid Israel!

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  1. Deb Kean
    17 January 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Excellent thank you Frank! I agree 100% 🙂

  2. 18 January 2017 at 8:05 am

    You’re welcome, Debbie! 🙂

  3. Jo
    18 January 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Agree 100% also.

  4. Sally's Husband
    21 January 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Ditto. Ms Moses needs a reality check.

    For the first time in it’s nine years of existence, this National government has actually stood on moral principles.

    There will be a whole bunch of New Zealanders cheering. Not all, of course. But then, I don’t pretend to speak for ALL New Zealanders.

    Shame on Ms Moses.

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