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, 1 September 2011

CiFWatch Turns NIFWatch

As most readers will be aware, the Comment is Free section of the execrable, Israel-demonising Guardian newspaper has long been monitored by CiFWatch, in view of the outrageous bias, mendacity, and even antisemitism that characterises Comment is Free's all-too-frequent emphasis on (perhaps I should say "obsession with") presenting Israel in a bad light.

But the team at CiFWatch do not restrict their focus exclusively to the Guardian, as one of their latest blogs demonstrates.

Gilad Shalit remembered on a London taxi 
According to CiFWatch a representative of the New Israel Fund who has in the past made unfortunate hair-raising comments about Israel (and apparently dismisses warnings of a "global jihad" as based on prejudice againt Islam) has now made insensitive comments regarding the kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.  For details see
http://cifwatch.com/2011/08/31/nifs-ben-murane-aka-kung-fu-jew-compares-gilad-shalit-to-terrorists-held-in-israeli-jails/

Incidentally, the New Israel Fund - an organisation that's been long in the sights of the staunchly pro-Israel NGO Monitor  http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/new_israel_fund  - happens to be rather dear to the heart of Britain's Jewish Chronicle (a newspaper which to the dismay and disgust of many in the Anglo-Jewish community allows anti-Israel propagandists to post blogs on its website, by the way).

I wonder what "the JC" will make of this latest revelation.

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