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)

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Beware "The Anniversary of the Theft of Jerusalem"

Palestinian acitivists, gung-ho after their Facebook-planned "Third Intifada" earlier this month, are anticipating a mass violation of Israel's borders in early June, with - it seems - a date of 5 June being widely given.

However, the date of the great rush at Israel's borders is to be 7 June, what's being dubbed "the anniversary of the theft of Jerusalem," Palestine Media Watch  reports, citing the official Palestinian Authority daily newpaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, 19 May.

The call to action states, apparently on Facebook:
 "Out of loyalty to the Shahids (Martyrs), and in order to continue the path and to base ourselves upon the achievements of the revolutionaries and those who rose up [on 15 May], we announce forcefully and loudly that June 7th - the anniversary of the theft of Jerusalem, the 'flower of cities', by the Zionists - is the day for swearing loyalty to Jerusalem in every country of the world.'"
See: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5048

Also, a Fatah official, Issam al-Halabi, has said that plans are afoot for a major rally on that day to demand the "right of return".  The rally will occur on both "land and water".

See: http://old.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&0390114CC01FD564C225789600572810
(hat tip: Y and C)

Meanwhile, a new hate page has sprung up on Facebook.

It's called "No Israel" and to date has over 13,000 fans.

It's logo is reproduced above.

5 comments:

  1. Daphne send that Facebook page far and wide and get people to report it. That's the only way to get these things taken down.

    Even though I am not on Facebook I will send it out

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  2. A friend on Facebook has been circulating it, Shirlee ...

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  3. Great piece by Isi Leibler re Bibi's speech:

    http://wordfromjerusalem.com/?p=2954

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  4. I got a friend, a Christian Zionist, to check it out. Here's what she wrote

    "It has 13,310 but after reading the wall I think half are supporters! They leave a lot of "I love Israel" and everyone just argues via comment posts! haha

    Stand for Israel on the other hand has 93,294. And growing :) "

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  5. It's good to see a fight-back on there, Shirlee!

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