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In its latest act of piracy,  Apartheid Israel has seized a Gaza-bound ship Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters and kidnapped, robbed and imprisoned 13 humane, anti-racist  women including the Australian captain, Madeleine Habib (from my hometown Hobart, Tasmania),  Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire and New Zealand Greens  MP Marama Davidson. Apartheid Israel has repeatedly kidnapped Australian women in international waters but in this instance except for the Australian Greens the response from  Australian MPs has been deafening silence.

A notable exception to this cowardly and dishonorable silence from Australian MPs has been the decent, progressive and pro-human rights Greens. Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Senator Scott Ludlam,  has demanded release of the Australian kidnap victim and her colleagues: “The Australian Government must know that this voyage was intended to peacefully draw attention to the brutal and counterproductive siege of Gaza by the Israeli military. In September 2015 a report published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warned that the Gaza Strip could be “uninhabitable” by 2020, as a result of the combination of the siege and periodic bombardment. The Australian Government must step up in support of these peaceful campaigners who have put their safety at risk to bring attention to the untenable situation on the Gaza strip” [1].

Stalwart Australian campaigner for Palestinian human rights, Dr Vacy Vlazna, has written to Julie Bishop MP,  Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs demanding the release of the 13 women: “Please urgently demand that Israel immediately and unconditionally releases the 13 woman crew of the Zaytouna-Oliva humanitarian boat to continue its mission to help the besieged people of Gaza. The captain of the vessel is Australian, Madeleine Habib, and her crew includes Nobel laureate from Northern Ireland Mairead Maguire,  retired U.S. army colonel Ann Wright, and Marama Davidson member of the New Zealand Parliament. Israel has a record of brutally treating previous humanitarian workers on Freedom Flotilla boats, The world remembers the horrific execution of 10 unarmed activists on the Mavi Marmara in 2010 by Israeli commandoes”.

To the best of my knowledge there has been no public  statement  about this latest kidnapping in international waters of  an Australian woman by Apartheid Israel from  Foreign Minister Bishop,  PM Malcolm Turnbull, from any other member of the US lackey, pro-Zionist, Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Government or indeed from any member of the  US lackey, pro-Zionist Labor Opposition led by Bill Shorten.

As a decent, anti-racist, pro-human rights Australian I have e-mailed  the following “Open Letter to Australian MPs” to all Australian Senators  and Members of the House of Representatives with readily available e-mail addresses:

“Dear Honorable Member/Senator,

An Australian citizen, Madeleine Habib from Hobart, Tasmania, has been kidnapped in international waters by commandos of  nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run,  genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel. The ship she captains, the Zaytouna-Oliva humanitarian boat, has been seized in international waters (60 kilometres from Apartheid Israel’s  blockaded Gaza Concentration Camp containing 2 million traumatized inmates, half of them children ) in an act of criminal piracy by Israeli state terrorists,  together with a dozen other decent, heroic and anti-racist women including  Mairead Maguire (Peace Nobel Laureate from Northern Ireland), Ann Wright (retired U.S. army colonel), and Marama Davidson (Greens member of the New Zealand Parliament). So far there has been deafening silence from the Australian Coalition Government that has made Australia arguably second only in the world after the United States as a supporter of Apartheid Israel.  A decent Australian Government would have immediately protested vigorously, suspended diplomatic relations, scrapped serial war criminal Netanyahu’s forthcoming visit to Australia, declared the IDF a terrorist organization, and demanded release of these humanitarian women and their ship with a comprehensive apology from Apartheid Israel, extradition of the kidnappers to Australia, and exemplary damages of, say, $100 million per kidnap victim, to discourage further such acts of piracy,  noting that Apartheid Israel has repeatedly, violently and murderously  kidnapped and robbed humanitarian people, including Australians, in international waters.

Of course the Elephant in the Room overshadowing this act of piracy is the ongoing, half-century  kidnapping of presently  4.7 million Occupied Palestinians, half of them children,  who are highly abusively imprisoned  without human rights in the Gaza Concentration  Camp (2.0 million) or on West Bank ghettoes (2.7 million). Of the presently 51% majority Indigenous Palestinian subjects of Apartheid Israel, 73% are prevented from voting for the government ruling them. 90% of Palestine has now been ethnically cleansed by the neo-Nazi Zionists; GDP per capita is US$2,900  for Occupied Palestinians as compared to US$37,700 for Apartheid Israelis; through   imposed deprivation, each year Apartheid Israel passively  murders about 2,700 under-5 year old Palestinian  infants and passively murders 4,200 Occupied Palestinians in general; Apartheid Israel violently kills an average of about 500 Occupied Palestinians each year i.e. Apartheid Israel actively or passively murders about 5,000 Palestinians each year. Since the mid-1930s 2 million Palestinians have died from violence, 0.1 million, or from Zionist-imposed deprivation, 1.9 million – an ongoing Palestinian Genocide in which Australia is deeply complicit.

Decent, anti-racist people who value all human life must (a) inform everyone they can, and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against all parties, politicians, countries and corporations disproportionately involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide. Zionism is genocidal racism. The racist Zionists are the worst anti-Semites in the world today,  anti-Arab anti-Semites through the ongoing Palestinian Genocide  and Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (32 million Muslim deaths from violence , 5 million, or imposed deprivation, 27 million, in  20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity) and  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic by falsely conflating the appalling genocidal crimes of Apartheid Israel with all Jews, and hence falsely defaming a huge body of anti-racist Jews. The racist Zionists and their supporters must be sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the Ku Klux Klan. So far only the Australian Greens have protested this outrageous and criminal Israeli violence against anti-racist, humanitarian women in international waters. In Australia, decent, fair-go people will utterly reject a  pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Coalition Government, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.

Yours sincerely, Dr Gideon Polya [contact details].

Some key references for your edification: “Boycott Apartheid  Israel”: ; “Gaza Concentration Camp”: ; “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: ; “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: ; “Palestinian Genocide”: ; Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: ; “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: ; Gideon Polya,“Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”,  Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: )”

Of course this is not the first time that an Australian woman or Australians have been kidnapped by Apartheid Israeli state terrorists.  In addition to violating Australian sovereignty by espionage, subversion, perversion and the large-scale forging of Australian passports, Apartheid Israel has repeatedly kidnapped Australians  in international waters. A scandal involving  Israeli forging of Australian  passports  erupted in February 2010 and was followed by the violent  Israeli kidnapping of 5 Australians in international waters after the criminal Israeli attack on a Gaza peace flotilla in which they killed 10 Turkish citizens, one of them a dual American Turkish citizen. One Australian was tasered, one was shot, and all were robbed and illegally imprisoned in Apartheid Israel . The mild protest by the pro-Zionist Rudd Labor Government had no effect on Israeli state terrorism because they kidnapped another Australian on a subsequent Gaza flotilla  in international waters.

Pro-Zionist Rudd’s responses were timid  – he called the piracy on the Gaza Aid Flotilla “deplorable” and asked Israel to conduct an investigation. He eventually followed the UK example and demanded the ousting of 1 Israeli diplomat over the Israeli forging of Australian passports for terrorism purposes. The Australian Zionists were furious at even these obsequious responses and were evidently not mollified by further Rudd obsequiousness to the Israel Lobby. The Australian Zionist Lobby were outraged over Rudd’s attempts – albeit feeble – to stand up for Australian sovereignty. The evidently insufficiently pro-Zionist PM Rudd attempted (unsuccessfully) to mend fences with the Zionist Lobby over gross Israeli violations of Australian border protection  and sovereignty by forging Australian passports and Israeli terrorism against Australians in International waters (piracy, kidnapping, false imprisonment, theft).  However on 24 June 2010 a US-approved, Mining Industry-backed, pro-Zionist-led coup sacked an insufficiently pro-Zionist Labor PM Kevin Rudd. All the major Gillard Labor conspirators were all pro-Zionists as was the new pro-war and pro-Zionist PM Gillard who replaced PM Kevin Rudd.  Some of the key plotters had visited Israel on trips funded by Australian pro-Zionist organizations [2-4].

The US lackey, pro-Zionist Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor Right) are firmly in the pockets  of the racist Zionists, who have an appalling record of perverting and subverting  Australia, its values and  and its institutions [5-15]. Indeed in 2010 I carefully researched and documented a detailed analysis concerned  with 50 areas of racist Zionist (RZ), Israeli Organized Crime (IOC) and Israeli State Terrorism (IST) threats to Australians. I sent this detailed analysis  to Australian law officers, MPs, journalists, academics and other citizens in the public and national interest [10] but the silence was deafening. Australia’s cowardly, racist, traitorous  and unethical Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist  (NAZI)-perverted and subverted  Mainstream journalist, politician and academic presstitutes  put the interests of  racist Zionists  and nuclear terrorist, racist  Zionist-run, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel before the “right to know” of the Australian people that is crucial for societal safety.

Racist Zionist state terrorists  of Apartheid Israel have been kidnapping , imprisoning, robbing, tasering, shooting, torturing, bombing and killing Australian citizens  and the relatives of Australian citizens with impunity [5-15] while the cowardly, craven, dishonourable, US lackey, pro-Zionist Lib-Labs look the other way.

Of course Australia (population 24 million)   has been  easy picking for the racist Zionists. Thus the US (population 315 million) is well and truly in the  hands of the Zionists. Indeed the long-term accrual cost of US support for Apartheid Israel and the Zionist-promoted War on Muslims is at least $40 trillion [16]. In one of his last acts as president, Zionist lackey Obama announced a $38 billion military package for serial war criminal Apartheid Israel over the next decade [17]. However it is estimated that 1.7 million Americans die preventably each year and thus 26 million Americans have died thus since the Zionist-perverted US Government’s 9-11 false-flag atrocity in 2001 [18]. From a scientific  perspective, the evidence is compelling that the Zionist-infested US Government was responsible for the 9-11 atrocity that killed 3,000 people, mostly Americans [19]. The only people who know fore sure are the perpetrators but the major beneficiaries of 9-11 are fossil fuel interests, the US military-industrial  complex, Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI) corporatists and Apartheid Israel. Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq… [these events] swung American public opinion in our favour” [20]. As reported by Dr Kevin Barrett “The BBC announcer reported [3 October 2001] on an Israeli cabinet meeting: Shimon Peres had been pressuring Ariel Sharon to respect American calls for a ceasefire, lest the Americans turn against Israel. According to the BBC, a furious Sharon turned toward Peres, saying: “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it” [21, 22].

It was not always so. Indeed in America, John F. Kennedy   and Robert Kennedy both (unsuccessfully) tried to have the Zionists listed as agents of a foreign country, but after Apartheid Israel acquired nuclear weapons in 1967 (with the help of US traitors and France) , successive US Governments  fell into line and  Apartheid Israel became the Zionist tail wagging a Zionist-subverted and perverted American dog [22].  In Australia, Australia’s most  eminent Jewish public figure, Sir Isaac Isaacs (the first Australian-born Governor General of Australia) (circa 1946) was resolutely anti-Zionist, stating (1946)  : “The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism” and “the Zionist movement as a whole…now places its own unwarranted interpretation on the Balfour Declaration, and makes demands that are arousing the antagonism of the Moslem world of nearly 400 millions, thereby menacing the safety of our Empire, endangering world peace and imperilling some of the most sacred associations of the Jewish, Christian, and Moslem faiths. Besides their inherent injustice to others these demands would, I believe, seriously and detrimentally affect the general position of Jews throughout the world” [23, 24].

Despite the power of the Zionist Lobby in Australia over the governing Coalition and the Labor Opposition, numerous anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australian have spoken out with clarity and courage against the genocidal crimes of the racist Zionists and Apartheid Israel [25-29]. Indeed throughout the world numerous anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish intellectuals and  leaders have spoken out against Israeli Apartheid, the ongoing Palestinian  Genocide and the horrendous, Zionist –backed  US Alliance War on Muslims in which 32 million Muslims have died from violence (5 million) or from imposed deprivation(27 million)   in 20 countries variously invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s (and Apartheid Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s?) 9-11 false flag atrocity in which 3,000 people were killed [19, 24, 30-36].

The violent Israeli kidnapping of a humanitarian    Australian woman and her 12 humanitarian woman colleagues in international waters has barely been  reported in look-the-other-way, Zionist-perverted Australia. Indeed this outrageous act of Israeli piracy has been overwhelmingly swamped this week by the story of   the “Bungie nine”, 9 young Australian men who were arrested and arraigned after offensively stripping to their Malaysian  flag underpants to celebrate the victory of Australian Daniel Ricardo in the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix. The “Bungie nine” were imprisoned for several days but were released by the Malaysian court after they pleaded guilty to a public nuisance charge [37]. Coalition and Labor leaders and MPs made public comments about the “Bungie nine” but have made no comment about the Israeli kidnapping in international waters of 13 humanitarian  women including an Australian, The Murdoch media empire-owned Hobart Mercury has adumbrated the quiet release of the 13 women,  and one supposes the cowardly, dishonourable, Zionist-subverted and traitorous  Lib-Labs (Coalition Government and Labor Opposition) will simply hope that this extremely serious matter will simply fade away. The decent Greens will no doubt keep this matter before the Australian  Parliament and people.

How cowardly, dishonorable and contemptible  of the Zionist-perverted Australian Lib-Labs to remain silent the face of the continuing kidnapping and violation of Australian women by Israeli state terrorists (including  dual citizen Australians?) in international waters.  Decent, honorable Australians will not let this matter simply fade away – they will demand  apologies, explanations, compensation, extradition of Israeli terrorists to Australia, and exemplary damages to discourage further Apartheid Israeli state terrorism of this kind. One hopes that a rump of decent, anti-Apartheid Labor Party members will try to remove the racist Zionist contagion from their ranks [38].

Decent, anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish  Australians will demand the end to the half century kidnapping of presently 4.7 million Occupied Palestinians, utterly reject the US lackey, Zionist-beholden, pro-Apartheid  Lib-Labs, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last. All decent, anti-racist people around the world will urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all its racist, anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic   supporters. The genocidally racist Zionists and their supporters must be sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the Ku Klux Klan.


[1]. Greens Senator Scott Ludlam quoted in  “Government must call for immediate release of Madeleine Habib: Greens – Scott Ludlam ”, My Sunshine Coast, 6 October 2016:–scott-ludlam,45990 .

[2]. Gideon Polya, “Pro-  Zionist-led Coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News, 29 June 2010: .

[3]. Antony Loewenstein, “Does the Zionist lobby have blood on its hands in Australia ?”:

[4]. Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist Betrayal in Australia’s 2010 Gillard Labor Coup”,  Countercurrents, 27 June, 2010: .

[5]. Gideon Polya, “Secret Israeli Torture To Death Of Jewish Australian Ben Zygier Exposes Australia-Israeli Links”,  Countercurrents, 9 March, 2013: .

[6]. Antony Loewenstein, “ Israel ‘s public image takes another hit”, New Matilda, 18 February 2013:  .

[7]. Gideon Polya, “Australian Universities Complicit With  Pro-Zionist Censorship And Genocidal Israeli  Militarism”,  Countercurrents, 24 May, 2012:

[8]. Dr Vacy Vlazna, “Israeli Hawkademia in Australian Universities”, Palestinian Chronicle, 05-02-2012:  .

[9]. Gideon Polya, “Academic Free Speech Under Zionist Attack At Notre Dame Australia And LSE, UK”, Countercurrents, 16 December, 2015:

[10]. Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide, 2010: .

[11]. Jake Lynch, “Coalition plan to punish those who boycott Israel ”, ABC The Drum, 25 June 2013: .

[12]. Gideon Polya, “New Pro-Zionist Australian Coalition Government Threatens Anti-racist Jewish Academics Who Support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Apartheid Israel”, Countercurrents, 23 October, 2013:

[13]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “A Lover’s Country” By Stuart Rees – Overcoming Zionist Perversion Of The Mainstream Palestine Narrative”, Countercurrents,  27 April, 2016: .

[14]. Gideon Polya, “Australia ‘s New Anti-Semitism: Censorship And Defamation Of Anti-Racist Jews By Zionists And The ABC In Neoliberal Australia”,  Countercurrents, 21 August, 2013: .

[15]. Gideon Polya , “Mike Carlton, Top Australian Columnist, Forced From Job For Criticizing Apartheid Israeli Gaza Massacre”,  Countercurrents, 8 August, 2014: .

[16]. Gideon Polya, “American Holocaust, Millions Of Untimely American Deaths And $40 Trillion Cost Of Israel To Americans”, Countercurrents,  27 August, 2013: .

[17]. Kevin Lamarque, “Obama touts $38 billion military aid package in meeting with Netanyahu”, CBS News, 21 September 2016: .

[18]. Gideon Polya, “West Ignores 11 Million Muslim War Deaths & 23 Million Preventable American Deaths Since US Government’s False-flag 9-11 Atrocity”, Countercurrents, 9 September, 2015: .

[19]. Experts: US did 9-11”: .

[20]. “Did Israel benefit from the 9-11 attacks?””, The Economist, 16 April 2008: .

[21]. Kevin Barrett, “Buying Sharon – and “We  Jews control America””” , Veterans Today, 11 January 2014: .

[22]. Gideon Polya “Apartheid Israel Buries Serial War Criminal, Genocidal Racist And Nuclear Terrorist Shimon Peres”, Countercurrents, 1 October 2016: .

[23]. Sir Isaac Isaacs, quoted by Wikipedia, ”Isaac Isaacs”: .


[24]. “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: .

[25]. “An appeal from Australian Jews to the Australian Jewish community: “We cannot remain silent””, Green Left Weekly, 15 August 2014:  .

[26]. Antony Loewenstein, “Prominent Australian Jews reject the Israeli “right of return”, Media release, 3 March 2010:


[27]. “Statement on recognition of Palestinian Statehood”, Australian Palestine Advocacy Network, 2014:  .

[28]. Lee Rhiannon, “Australian MPs take action in Gaza ”, Greens: .

[29]. Gideon Polya, “Israel’s Gaza Massacre: 55 Anti-Racist  Australian MPs Condemn Israeli War Crimes And Occupation”,  Countercurrents, 31 July, 2014: .

[30]. “Boycott Apartheid  Israel”: .

[31]. “Gaza Concentration Camp”: .

[32]. “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: .

[33]. “Palestinian Genocide”: .

[34]. Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: .

[35]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: .

[36]. Gideon Polya,“Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”,  Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015:

[37]. Samantha Hawley, “”Bungie Nine” apologize for stripping at Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, free to leave country”,  ABC News, 7 October 2016:  .

[38]. Antony Loewenstein, “Departing ALP member tells of deep Zionist influence in party”, 10 August 2010:  .

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007:

) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see:  ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others:  ;  Gideon Polya:  ; Gideon Polya Writing: ; Gideon Polya, Wikipedia: ) . When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: and .


  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    Main problem lies in USA and Australian governments support to israeli rulers financially and militarily. The human rights women activists arrest, detention and imprisonment in international waters has not been condemned by almost all western governments including Australia. This indicates that Israel can act free in its detaining human rights activists with impunity. The ‘ Courage’ for Israel comes from the supporting nations. Hence, the ‘ aid’ given by the West should be completely stopped.

  2. K SHESHU BABU says:

    The act of illegal destinations by Israel are deplorable.