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)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Professor Dina Porat on anti-Israel rhetoric, Muslim propaganda and Antisemitism

Writes the blogger IsraeliGirl:
"Anti-Semitism is on the rise fueled by growing anti Israel rhetoric. Just a few weeks ago, a former European Commissioner and a prominent Dutch politician, Frits Bolkestein, called on orthodox Jews to leave Holland because of "the anti-Semitism among Dutchmen of Moroccan descent, whose numbers keep growing". Reading this statement propelled me to learn more about the state of Anti-Semitism in Europe and its connection to the efforts to de legitimize Israel's right to exist. I asked Professor Dina Porat, the founder and former head of the institute for the study of contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism in Tel Aviv University, for an interview to explore the connection between Anti-Israel rhetoric, Muslim propaganda and anti -Semitism."
To access this must-read interview with Professor Porat, and to see graphic examples of antisemitism, go to
and for another example of Israel being written out of a travel ad in the United Kingdom see


  1. Why is the link not available? Anyway, I hope that Jews living in places that have growing anti-Semitism will be more cautious and careful. We never know what this Muslim propaganda might result to.

  2. Indeed, Mark.
    The link works for me.