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)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Essential Viewing About The History Of The Israel-Arab Conflict (video)

Danny Ayalon, Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, with a history lesson much needed that should be heeded:


  1. It's good to see the Israeli government using media like this to counter the anti-Israel propaganda.

  2. I am so glad Israel is finally trying to get the truth out - all the truth needs is AMPLIFICATION!!

  3. Thanks for the comments - I have seen criticism of Ayalon's presenting skills, but I think they are pretty good!

  4. Thank you, Daphne Anson, for posting this video!

  5. At last! We need more of this. I will do what I can to publicise it.

  6. Update:
    Today (Monday, 25th July 2011), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon reacted to condemnation by the Palestinian Authority over his video titled 'The Truth About the West Bank'. The Palestinian Authority released an official press release claiming that the video was a "cynical and falsified account of history and international law". Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erakat demanded an official explanation for the video. Deputy Minister Ayalon said that the video is clearly worrying the Palestinians as it challenges their narrative. "For too long the Palestinian narrative of international law and rights has gone unchallenged and this over the top reaction to a public diplomacy video proves that they are acting like spoilt children who have had their way for too long," Ayalon said. "They are unable to challenge a single fact in the video and have completely avoided a legitimate and honest discussion on the issues." In the press release, Erekat claims that Israel was accepted to the United Nations on the basis of UN General Assembly Resolution 181. "This false claims shows that Erekat misconstrues international law and its system proving exactly how misguided the Palestinian attempt to have their unilaterally declared state recognized at the United Nations really is. Israel was admitted as a full United Nations member in 1949 by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273, after a recommendation by the Security Council, because it met all the criteria of statehood, something the Palestinians should bear in mind before they further their confrontational and damaging plan towards September." "I challenge any of the Palestinian Authority political leadership to a debate on all the issues ahead of September." The video itself has now reached more than 100,000 views worldwide, including in the Arab world and has been featured on Al Jazeera. There are plans to translate the video into more languages, including Persian. Ayalon said that the reaction to the video has been extremely positive. "I now realize that there has been such a thirst for the truth, not just amongst Israel supporters but also amongst the undecided, and its success has prompted me to think of doing a lot more in this area," Ayalon said.