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, 28 March 2011

Melanie on her "Felony": Melanie Phillips interviewed regarding Arab Barbarism and Media Bias against Israel (video)

In a recent post ( I told how an article on The Spectator website by the British columnist Melanie Phillips, in which she referred to the barbarism of the Arabs who perpetrated the Itamar massacre, has been referred to British police.  In this interview with Yaakov Achi-Meir on Israeli TV's Channel One Ms Phillips defends her choice of phrase, and explains how the British media are "world leaders" in the "moral inversion" which leads it to ignore atrocities against Israel and only the military responses to Israel, thus contributing materially to the public's impression of Israel as the aggressor.  Ms Phillips pulls no punches in condemning Arab attitudes and in telling how Israel should be dealing with its public relations problem.

Hat tip for the original video to Avraham Reiss of Jerusalem


  1. I'm told that IDF Captain Avichai Adraee is the new star of Israeli Hasbara:
    הדובר שלנו באלג

  2. Shkoyach Melanie !!

    Yes ...where is Israel on this? She should be screaming from the rafters

  3. Thanks for the video Daphne.

    Here's Avichai Adraee:

    Most of his videos have been removed by youtube, but this one still remains. He speaks in arabic and there are English subtitles

  4. Thanks, Gina - I think it's the video that I put up last evening following this. I had never heard of him previously.

  5. Brave, intelligent and wonderful Melanie Phillips!