Here is the text of my letter to the editor regarding Piers Akerman's comments in the Daily Tele article 'School bus outrage shows dark force we must defeat' (Aug 8 2014).
Published 11 August:
Piers Akerman's attack on me ("School bus outrage shows dark force we must defeat" Daily Telegraph 8 August 2014) is extreme, deeply offensive and without any substance.
The assertion that "... Senator Lee Rhiannon vomited vile anti-Semitic propaganda ..." at a rally is wrong.
I condemn all forms of racism and bigotry including anti-Semitism. To equate legitimate criticism of Israeli government atrocities inflicted on Palestinians as anti-Semitic is an ugly tactic designed to silence such criticism.
Senator Lee Rhiannon