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)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

"Israel Is A Bright And Shining Beacon": Congressman Allen West (video)

Lieutenant-Colonel Allen West, a Republican member of the House of Representatives and often tipped as a future president of the United States, is a stalwart friend of Israel.  Here he is addressing the House a few days ago, when support for Israel was reaffirmed:

Other speeches indicating the tone and thrust of the debate include these (if you've only time for one, that directly below, by West's fellow Florida Republican, Cuban-born Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a corker):

Truly, such sentiments, based on a realistic appreciation of what is at stake for both Israel and the West, warms the cockles of one's heart!  If only European legislators were as perceptive and resolute.


  1. There are too much the words 'palestinians' and 'palestine' in these comments. Both do not exist, and never will be (unless a false peace treaty/covenant will be signed). We as Christian-Zionists are againts any future form of a two-state-catastrophe, but rather for a great Israël.