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, 6 June 2011

Mark Regev Regarding Yesterday's Syrian Border Incident (video)

He was absolutely top-class yesterday on the BBC, pointing out what was not reported - that Molotov cocktails were being hurled at Israeli troops, and that Israel and Syria are still officially in a state of war - and here he is on Al-Jazeera:


  1. Sorry, but Mark Regev is too defensive. Always has been. I forget his name but there is an IDF spokesman who speaks in Arabic on al-Jazeera and others - he doesn't stand for any sh*te.

    (It's Maj. Avichay Adraee)

  2. Thanks - I like Regev's unflappable qualities, but that major is becoming legendary.
    Avital L. and Ben Rutland (IDF) are good too.

  3. This female reporter is insane. The IDF has every right to defend Israel's borders.

  4. Ah, "Skipping Girl" - what a grand Aussie icon that name is; I know that Abbotsford sign so well!

  5. I've been told many times that Israeli spokespeople prefer to be interviewed on Al Jazeera than the BBC. They are not friends but they don't misquote or use media manipulation tricks to misrepresent what is actually said.

    The irony is so many Al Jazeera people are ex BBC.

  6. Spot-on, David!
    Al-Jazeera is certainly fairer than Al Beeb, I've consistently noticed.