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, 8 April 2011

The World's Window on Israel: A "Jewish Al Jazeera" Being Planned at Last

Last June, in my very first blogpost, I stressed the long overdue and urgent need for Israel to establish a satellite television channel of its own, and warned of the baleful effects of failing to do so in a world that receives so much of its information about Israel from biased and even hateful sources.  http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2010/06/israel-needs-satellite-english-language.html

Now, it looks as if that long-overdue but vital necessity will be realised. It's reported in the Jerusalem Post that USSR-born Israeli billionaire and philanthropist Alexander Mashevich plans to establish a "Jewish Al Jazeera," a pro-Israel news channel that will "represent Israel on an international level, with real information".

Observed Mr Mashevich at the Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal conference in Washington DC:

"Every day and every hour people get negative information about Israel.  Therefore, the most important thing is to represent Israel on an international level, with real information....
I think this idea should be implemented. I already spoke about it several years ago with Israeli government officials and with influential people in the Jewish world, and everyone agrees that such a channel is necessary," he said.
See more: http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=215498

Let us fervently hope that the idea meets no setbacks and speedily comes to fruition.  The monetary expense is enormous, but the penalty for failing to establish such a station is more enormous still.

6 comments:

  1. YES, YES, YES

    Fantastic...........about bloody time

    (Excuse the language)

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  2. Let's hope it really does come to fruition, Shirlee.

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  3. I am sure I will disagree with some or even much of what this new station says but even so I am very much in favor of it and I especially like the name of "Al Jewzeera."

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  4. Excellent, David!
    You should suggest that!

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  5. What Shirl meant to say was Fan-Bloody-Tastic...

    ...and its about fricken time...Actually this should have happened about 10 to 15 bloody tears ago.

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