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)

Friday, 18 February 2011

“Sentenced to life for a moment of patriotic rage, instead of being honoured for it” (video)

On 13 March 1997, to the chagrin of the late King Hussein, who apologised in the name of his country, Jordanian soldier Ahmad Daqamseh (or Ahmad Al-Daqamsa) opened fire on an Israeli school bus on an excursion to the Jordan Valley, killing seven 11-year-old girls and badly wounding others. He received a life sentence in Jordan for the outrage.
His mother later declared that he remains defiant, quoting him as saying: "The only thing that I am angry about is the gun, which did not work properly. Otherwise I would have killed all of the passengers on the bus."

The Jordanian Justice Minister, Hussein Mujalli, has now demanded Daqamseh’s release, echoing demands of demonstrators. “I support the demonstrators' demand to free Ahmad Dakamseh,” said Mr Mujalli. “He's a hero. He does not deserve prison."

In this video from a Lebanese television station, dating from 2009, a Jordanian lawyer, a Jordanian human rights activist, and a female Lebanese reporter speak in favour of Daqamseh. His “patriotic” killing of the “Zionist girls” from the “entity” that is “occupied” is presented as an heroic, even glorious, act and a defining moment for Arabs and Muslims


  1. When you view a video like that you just know that peace, real peace is a million years away.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Steve.
    The "peace of surrender" remark in the video was a bit ominous...
    As with the Egyptian peace, the elite/leaders made peace, but who knows what the rank and file really thinks? - perhaps video this points to that.

  3. I meant "this video" - added "video" and did not check.

  4. Edgar Davidson has an interesting post on this topic:

  5. I feel nauseated and terrified at the thought of what kind of "political prisoners" will be let out to kill and rape yet more children in the name of "allah", following these so-called "spontaneous revolutions for democracy" (Ha!) in the Maghreb that are taking place at the moment. Why doesn't at least the Western media stop kissing the feet (and more) of those who want our anihilation!

  6. And a few British Islamic nuts are heading from the UK to the USA to tell them why they need Sharia Law there, Rita! How did they get visas?!