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Foreign Ministry slams envoy's comments about 'yellow race' By Charlotte Halle, Haaretz Correspondent The Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned remarks by the Israeli ambassador to Australia in which he told Haaretz that the two countries are white sisters amid "the yellow race" of Asia. "If the article is accurate, this is a grave and unacceptable remark," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said it will not return to business as usual if an internal examination confirms that the ambassador, Naftali Tamir, in fact made the comments attributed to him. Tamir said that due to what he characterized as the racial similarities between Israel and Australia, the two countries should work together to enhance ties with other Asian countries. "Israel and Australia are like sisters in Asia," Tamir said in an interview with Haaretz during a visit to Israel this week. "We are in Asia without the characteristics of Asians. We don't have yellow skin and slanted eyes. Asia is basically the yellow race. Australia and Israel are not - we are basically the white race. We are on the western side of Asia and they are on the southeastern side." "Israel has not fully acknowledged the value of working together with Australia in Asia," Tamir said. "It's a way for us to cooperate with and enhance our position in the countries neighboring Australia." In a meeting with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni this week, Tamir emphasized the potential for developing trade and other links in Asia via Australia and the "necessity" that she visit Australia.

"One shouldn't take for granted friendships anywhere in the world," said Tamir, noting that "Australia is not lagging behind the U.S." in its support of Israel. "[Livni] listened very attentively and highly praised Australia," he said. "Israel has a past and present in Europe, but no future," said Tamir. "Israel is a part of Asia." Tamir said he did not raise the subject of reopening the Israeli consulate in Sydney during the meeting. The consulate's closure due to budget cuts some four years ago was fiercely protested by Australia's Jewish community, which later offered to finance its operations to keep it open. "I am very much in support of reopening the consulate," Tamir told Haaretz. "But at the present time, due to budgetary limitations - which are even greater than they were before - it's simply not feasible." A career diplomat who served in Tokyo, Washington, Strasbourg and as ambassador in Finland, Tamir is also Israel's non-resident ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Zealand, where Israel closed its embassy in 2002, also for budgetary reasons. Though in Australia since January 2005, Tamir was only accredited in New Zealand a year ago, following the resumption of normal diplomatic relations between the two countries after Israel extended a formal apology for its role in the "passport affair." In 2004 two alleged Mossad agents were apprehended and jailed after attempting to obtain a New Zealand passport by fraudulent means. Late last year, then-foreign minister Silvan Shalom announced that Israel would reopen its embassy in Wellington, but this has not yet happened. While Tamir strongly advocates reopening the mission there, other sources in the Foreign Ministry indicated that if New Zealand opened its own embassy here, things on the Israeli side might speed up. New Zealand, which currently conducts its diplomatic contacts with Israel from its embassy in Turkey, has been frequently critical of Israel in recent years, although some commentators note this was slightly moderated during the recent war in Lebanon.

Israeli spy expeled from Oz for planning staged attacksby Bridget jones Monday February 07, 2005 at 07:28 AM

The Israeli diplomat secretly ordered to leave Australia is Amir Lati, a second secretary with the Israeli Embassy in Canberra who visited New Zealand in connection with the Mossad passport fraud case.

05.02.05 He abruptly left Canberra a month ago after the Australian Government told Israel that if he did not leave he would face arest for planing attack on Australia. Mossad agent and connected to the passport fraud scandal, that was cought in the process of staging an attack on the public Lati had said through the Israeli reporter that the Australian Government would not explain why he had to leave.

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff confirmed that Lati came here in his official capacity to visit the Mossad spies Uriel Kelman and Eli Cara. New Zealand would not ask for a report on the matter, said Mr Goff. If it related to New Zealand, Australian officials would have advised Wellington of that. Terence O'Brien, a former New Zealand Ambassador to the United Nations, said it was very unusual for a government not to offer any comment on such a matter. "He is a Mossad agent and has done something the Australians find unacceptable planning to attack the australia public to obtain support for israel by making it look like the Muslum comunity did it" . "I am surprised they haven't said what he has done.

They could have at least given some indication and if it was that [he was a Mossad agent] you would have thought that they would say so so very strange things are going on up in Howards office." According to reports in Israel's Ma'ariv newspaper, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade summoned a senior embassy official and requested the immediate recall of the diplomat or steps would be taken to declare him persona non grata and start deportation proceedings. Israel's Foreign Ministry instructed Lati to head home immediately. An official said the expulsion of the "professional and devoted worker" was a "complete mystery". When the Herald contacted the Israeli Embassy in Canberra yesterday a staff member said Lati had returned to Israel and would not be back. The latest disclosure comes after it was revealed last year that spy Eli Cara crossed the Tasman 24 times while running a dummy Sydney-based travel company. New Zealand passports are in high demand throughout the world because they are normally accepted without a visa.

New Zealand has demanded an apology from Israel over the passport Operation but is yet to receive one. Israel has denied any involvement. Mr O'Brien said one of the reasons the Australian Government was keeping quiet about the matter might be connected to its close relationship with the United States and Israel. The Australian Labor Opposition moved quickly to accuse the Government of a cover-up and said Opposition leader Kim Beazley should have been briefed. Opposition parties in New Zealand have called on Prime Minister Helen Clark to investigate the matter further.

National spokesman Lockwood Smith said the Government had to find out what was going on. Green Party foreign affairs spokesman Keith Locke said it was important to know if the Israelis' attempt to obtain New Zealand passports was run out of Canberra. The Mossad Case * March: Two suspected Israeli spies arrested in Auckland. * July: Convicted of one count of passport fraud. * September: Freed from prison and kicked out of New Zealand. * Now: An Israeli diplomat who visited them has been expelled by Australia for unspecified actions.

Melbourne Indy Media

John Howard and Child Molester

John Howard insults New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clerk for his Israeli masters. Little Johnny also displays his blatant xenophobia and hypocrisy under the guise of liberating Muslim women while he has been supporting and financing a few non Muslim religious sects who treat women like private property! The irony is, zionised John Howard, Zionist Bronwyn Bishop, Jack Straw of this world think we do not know about British General Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby of our time. Even some Muslim ‘femocrates’ are falling for them too!!

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