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, 25 August 2011

European Coalition For Israel: Documentary on the Legal Foundations of the State of Israel

On 20 September the Arabs will attempt to have a Palestinian State declared by the United Nations.

In view of this unilateral push, it's therefore important that all concerned know the historical facts which give rights to both sides of the conflict, says the European Coalition for Israel.

Featuring Howard Grief, Dore Gold and Jacques Gauthier, the Coalition's short documentary film Give Peace A Chance is based on the formerly classified minutes of the  San Remo conference of the League of Nations in 1920, which underlies the legal foundation for modern Israel.

The minutes of the San Remo conference explain the legal rights of the the Jews and Arabs under international law.

You can watch the film here:


  1. Unintended consequences? Legal advice advises the Palestinians that if the UN deal goes through the PLO'S privileged sole representative of Palestinian People might be lost and other consequences.

    One the lawyers seem to have ignored is the possibility that Syria, Lebanon and Jordan might expel 'their' Palestinians. A refugee with a state is by definition not a refugee.

  2. Very interesting, David - thanks!