The Sheep That Roared

An Australian feature by Claire Harvey likened the Israeli passport scandal to the infamous Rainbow Warrior incident of 1985. PM Helen Clark has cut diplomatic ties with Israel until an official apology and explanation is offered stating, “We’re a small, friendly nation on the edge of the world. You do not expect your friends to do this to you.” A Mr B Hill of Nelson had his views regarding the incident  published in the Gulf News: “NZ’s brave denouncement of Israeli spy activities in its territory has revealed that NZ may be a land of many sheep but it doesn’t act sheepishly on the world stage. When much larger countries cower down to the global whims and diktats of powers, it is good to see a small country stand up for its international integrity, and goodwill. The sheep has roared and it has been heard around the world.”      


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