ZFA statement on report that Australia won’t back Israel in war with Hezbollah

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The Zionist Federation of Australia is concerned by unconfirmed reports that Australia has told Israel it will not back it in a war with Hezbollah.

ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “We were surprised by this unconfirmed report, given Hezbollah is a proscribed terrorist organisation, clearly the aggressor in this situation, and has caused the internal displacement of 60,000 Israelis due to its illegal attacks and threats of invasion.”

Mr Leibler continued, “The US has said it will back Israel for these very reasons. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently noted that Israel has lost sovereignty in its north, with people unable to return to their homes. He gets it.”

Mr Leibler concluded, “The situation is quite clear. An Iranian funded and trained proxy, which is banned in Australia because it’s a terrorist organisation, is carrying out daily missile attacks against civilians, leading to tens of thousands of those civilians being displaced from their homes for most of a year. We would expect all Western governments to place real pressure on Iran and Hezbollah, and this includes by fulling backing Israel’s right to defend its people and its sovereignty.”

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