It’s become clear that a number of Australian politicians and journalists have been on organised tours to the Middle East — many of them sponsored by pro-Israel lobby groups and interest organisations.
Crikey in Australia have done a powerful investigation on which Australian Politicians and Journalists have taken Israeli junkets and whether that influences the media bias covering the war crimes currently being perpetrated by Israel on the Palestinians.
If Israel has sunk that much time and resource charming Australian Journalists and Politicians, the question has to be asked, have the pro-Israel lobby sent NZ journalists and politicians on these junkets and if they have, who are they?
Shouldn’t we as voters and readers of this news know if the politician or journalist has had an Israeli junket?
I’ve written to the Press Gallery and asked for a list and will be approaching the Journalist Union and the Media companies to ask them as well.
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