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, 6 December 2011

More On Howard Gutman & His Remarks Regarding Muslim Antisemitism (video)

For the background to the backlash, see what I posted yesterday.


  1. Bull!

    The man is an absolute moron; I read his full speech in the link you provided in your previous blog, Daphne, and noted that he uttered twice stupidity twice:

    “It is a tension [Between Muslims and Jews] and perhaps hatred largely born of and reflecting the tension between Israel, the Palestinian Territories and neighboring Arab states in the Middle East over the continuing Israeli-Palestinian problem.”

    And again a few sentences further down:

    “there is significant anger and resentment and, yes, perhaps sometimes hatred and indeed sometimes and all too growing intimidation and violence directed at Jews generally as a result of the continuing tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territories and other Arab neighbors in the Middle East.”

    Misinterpretation? My foot! The only misinterpretation is YOURS Ambassador, trying to cover up your moral equivalence crap!

  2. I think his speech re UNESCO was a bit weak in places...