Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Dirty Doings Down Under

In some Zionist circles they're dubbed "Theobald Jews" - Jews who make a fetish out of demonising Israel before the non-Jewish world.   The term derives from a Jew in medieval England who turned traitor against his people by lying about them to the authorities.

We're all familiar with the type, I suppose.  And they exist even in Australia, which has one of the most staunchly pro-Israel of all Diaspora Jewries.  In fact, there's a certain thirty-something Australian Jew who's carved out quite a cosy little niche for himself as a Theobald.  He calls bloggers like me "whores for Israel" - ironic, really, as a whore sells her favours while Israel has our souls for free.  Ironic, too, as he must have made a few handy bucks out of the contentious polemical diatribe against Israel that he wrote a few years ago.  That notorious tome was published by a prestigious academic press - which grubbied its own reputation as a result.  I guess that's what happens when a publisher's CEO also belongs to a dodgy outfit called  Independent Australian Jewish Voices.

But this particular Theobald Jew has now outraged even some of his anti-Zionist Jewish fans.  On his blog he pictorially defamed Israel - and downplayed the struggle against Islamic terror - with this vile imagery (provenance unknown). I reproduce this filth here advisedly - I take no pleasure in showing it, but I do want to demonstrate how exceedingly low some Theobald Jews are prepared to sink in their quest to delegitimise and destroy the Jewish State.  He was eventually shamed into taking it down - and explained that he had intended no offence and that he now realised that such images should not be given oxygen.  Too bad that he let a reference of his own to IDF "stormtroopers" to remain.

 He and not quite two score of Aussie Jews - some might best be described knowingly as "as-a-Jews" - have proclaimed that in view of Israeli policies they have waived their "right of return" as laid down by Knesset legislation of 1950.  In noting some of the names on the list, it's hard to resist the conclusion that Israel's loss is Israel's gain.

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