Here is a story that deserves greater publicity. Threats are being made against our trade, commerce and prosperity if Australia does not accede to foreign demands.
Australia could be hit with trade sanctions over the Abbott’s government’s decision to stop calling East Jerusalem “occupied”, a term used in United Nations resolutions and supported in votes by the Australian government.
The head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, Izzat Abdulhadi, said the decision would “unfortunately” influence trade between Australia and the Arab world.
“I’m afraid this will really cast a lot of shadows, negative shadows, over relations between Australia and the Arab world, and there will be a sort of negative consequences,” Abdulhadi told ABC radio.
“We need Australia to change this position again to be more compatible with international law and United Nations resolutions.”