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, 30 March 2011

"Are We Too Critical of Israel?": Douglas Murray in Debate (video)

Here's the great Douglas Murray, Director of the Institute for Social Cohesion, speaking up for Israel in a debate at Royal Holloway [College], London University:

Hat tip: reader Shirlee
(I've chosen the long version of the video; shorter versions are available)
Meanwhile, Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador in London, says that the amount of Israel-hatred at British universities is at an all-time high:


  1. His effort is heroic but I disagree with him that it is necessary to create a 'legitimate' palestinian state. There is no legitimate 'palestinian' people in the first place. And they already have a state anyway...Jordan. Giving them a state would not bring an end to aggression against Israel.Secondly, he wants a halt to the 'settlements'. Why? They have every right to exist..Judea and Samaria are legitimate Jewish territory. He also accepted the phrase 'occupied territory' without challenging it with the facts about Israel's history...this allows the propagandists to perpetuate the big lie. And so on. He could take a harder , more uncompromising and truthful line. After all he did say he wanted to adhere to the facts. Finally, the most important matter...and the only one that counts, is the Islamic jihad against the Jews, which is what this is all about...not 'palestinians', not land, not settlements. He did not mention this and so failed to highlight the essence of the conflict.

  2. I fear you are right about Jihad, Roger ...
    Thanks for your comment, interesting as usual.
    Apologies for the delay in posting it - have been away from a computer most of the day.