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)

Monday, 14 March 2011

Candy for the Carnage

Above are five members of the Israeli Fogel Family, a mother and father in their thirties, and three young children  the youngest a baby aged three months old.  They were, of course, the family murdered the other night in their own home by Palestinian terrorists  all but the mother, who was leaving the bathroom when confronted by the men responsible and evidently fought for her life  were killed in their beds.  The three year old boy had been stabbed through the heart.  His father and siblings  the eleven-year-old boy and the tiny baby girl  had had their throats cut.

Below are scenes from Hamas-controlled Gaza, where news of the atrocity was greeted with rejoicing.  The young man in the pictures below is expressing his approval of the cold-blooded massacre by handing out sweets, or, as Americans would say, candy.

In Rafah two Hamas policemen accept the proferred sweets:

A motorist does likewise:

And so does an elderly woman:

Hamas has reportedly also foreshadowed kidnapping and killing Israelis and ransoming their bodies back to their families. (

Look again at the photos of the Fogel Family.  Their smiles, and their hope for the future symbolised by the children whom Mr and Mrs Fogel brought into this world, celebrate life.

In contrast, Hamas is a dark Islamic force that celebrates death  and such is its depravity that it celebrates even the cold-blooded slaughter of babies.

Yet I guess the usual suspects in the Western world are still "All Hamas Now".

But imagine the furore  the publicity in the leftwing press and on the BBC News website  if Israeli settlers had treated a Palestinian family the way brutes in human form have treated the Fogels. 


  1. Israel has been removing security posts in the West Bank in co-operation with the PA.

    One wonders if the removal of the nearby security post could have prevented this?

  2. I'm glad to see that David Hallam, the anti-Boycott, po-Israel Methodist who acts rather as his Church's "conscience" where Israel is concerned, has blogged about this:
    Post: The Church must condemn the Itamar killings
    Thank you, David.
    You are a beacon.