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)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

"I Cherish & Love Everything Israel Represents in the Middle East": Friends In The South ... and Friends In The North

On 17 September in Perth, the most isolated city in the Southern Hemisphere, on the Swan River in Western Australia, some 300 Israel-supporters of diverse backgrounds gathered to express their solidarity with Israel and their opposition to the iniquitous BDS campaign.

Here are video clips of a couple of speakers at the event, showing first the president of Australian Young Labor, and then the president of the Young Liberals, who to cheers declares:
"Im not an Israeli and I'm not a Jew, but I cherish and love everything Israel represents in the Middle East."


 Read more here.

And forget, for a moment, the hostility for Jews and Israel that's so prevalent elsewhere in Scandinavia, at any rate in Norway and in the Swedish city of Malmo.  There was a rally in Helsinski last week by about 1000 Christian supporters of Israel, who voiced their opposition to a divided Jerusalem and called upon their government not to vote for the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN. 

Read more, with a translation, on Tundra Tabloids, but here's brief video footage of the event.



3 comments:

  1. Mazeltov Friends of Israel I love what you did on Saturday
    What a joy to see the opposition stopped in their tracks!

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  2. Double Ditto!!! (Light at the end of the tunnel?)

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