Dan Shapiro

We need to talk about our government’s attitude towards terrorism

The Bill English led National government I am very sad to say, does not speak out against terrorism if it is terrorism against Jews.

When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Nice last July, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key spoke out against the terror attack. When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Berlin last December, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English spoke out against the terror attack. An Islamist has just driven a truck into a crown in Jerusalem and the New Zealand government is silent.

While Kiwi politicians are yet to make comment on the terror attack, there was condemnation from around the rest of the Western world following the tragedy that claimed 4 young lives and injured 16 others.

The US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, the UK?s ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey,?Australian envoy Dave Sharma, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau?and German Chancellor?Angela Merkel?all condemned the attack.

…In Germany, Berlin?s Brandenburg Gate lit up in the colors of the Israeli flag on Monday, in a show of solidarity with the victims of Sunday?s Jerusalem truck-ramming attack, and Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote ?The federal government condemns this terrorist attack. I can assure you that we are on the side of Israel in fight with terrorism,?

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