As the son of a holocaust survivor, the grandson of a holocaust victim, and as a volunteer who travelled to Israel after the 1967 war I have been increasingly revolted by the actions of various Israeli governments over the decades who increasingly act like their Nazi oppressors.

Expecting the supine Turnbull government to say “boo” to any policy that the US supports is naive.

We have become the craven international coward who only acts when they can bully a lesser entity.

The single Turnbull vertebrae is kept in a locked box in the cellar from where it may emerge for a few minutes before dusting and return.

The failure to make any statement of substance regarding Gaza can only weaken our international position.

So sad to see a country with such potential slide unerringly into mediocrity, and worse.

Mike Buky

Rocky Cape,