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, 1 July 2011

The Flotilla's Not About Humanitarian Aid, Silly!

Flotilla activist Joe Catron, for one, has come clean and admitted that the flotilla's about political provocation, not humanitarian aid.

Writes the Brooklyn resident, inter alia:
"The Flotilla targets the denial of Palestinian self-determination, not a humanitarian crisis. It aims to break the siege, not only because the siege causes hardship for Palestinians, but also because it obstructs their inherent rights to determine their collective destiny, and that of their historic homeland. The goal is not a reliable flow of international charity, or even a functional economy, but rather Palestinians’ sovereignty over their own coasts and territory."
Read more: though note that Ron Curiel is Israel's envoy to the EU, not, as Joe has it, the UN.

As for that siege - well, look at the kind of things the Israelis are, in fact, letting through. 
Hat tip to "Eeyore" on the Vlad Tepes blog for this one:


  1. The goal of these floating theatrical productions is not to deliver supplies which Gaza is not being denied in the first place. The goal is to embarrass Israel into abandoning the controls which prevent weapons from being imported there.

    Curious that the stage-managers of these events seems unconcerned about the humanitarian needs or self-determination of the Kurds, Egyptian Copts, Berbers in the Maghrib, Shiites in Saudi Arabia, etc.