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, 14 August 2011

"The Crisis of Leadership In The White House": John Bolton on the over-arching need to restore America's national security

Well, it looks as if Rick Perry, who's reassuringly pro-Israel, might be the person who ensures that Barack Obama's a one-term president.  Meanwhile, here's America's former Ambassador to the UN talking about "the crisis of leadership in the White House", Obama's concentration on economic issues at the expense of foreign and defence policy, and Obama's dangerous reliance on multilateral diplomacy including his misplaced faith in the United Nations despite the threat of rogue states acquiring nuclear weapons, Russia's increased assertiveness, China's developing "bluewater navy", and what should be the supremacy of the American Consititution. Obama, warns Bolton, does not believe in "American exceptionalism" and is therefore the first "post-American president".  Obama's policy threatens not only the USA but its friends and allies around the world.  If Iran gets nuclear weapons, for istance, the global balance of power will change, not just in the Middle East.  American cities will be in peril and there is the danger that terrorists will be supplied with nuclear devices...


  1. You know that the liberals are worried about Perry because they are doing their best to paint him as an antisemite. John Bolton is a lone voice n the wilderness. I hope people listen.

  2. Thanks, IP - very interesting how the left-libs are reacting!

  3. I am still not comfortable with Bolton's stridency and seeming desire to find confrontation on every front.

  4. There can be a danger in that approach, of course, Eric - being thought to cry "wolf!" too often ...