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, 26 January 2012

Pow Wow On BDS At King's College, London (video)

Here's a long video showing Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Omar Barghouti, and other BDS activists speaking at King's College, London, a few days ago. There are interesting insights into BDS tactics, strategy, and general thinking here.

For example, one speaker talks about the academic and cultural boycott of Israel, how the BDS movement is a valuable educational tool, and how a well-known television scientist is being worked upon to try to shun visits to Israel in the future.

The Globe Theatre is also in the BDSers' sights, it seems. So stick with the video, if you can.

You don't have to look, just as long as you listen ...

In the words of the uploader: 
Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a Master's degree in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University.
Omar was joined by:
Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Chair, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP),
Mehdi Beyati, King's College London student and KCL Action Palestine activist,
The meeting was chaired by Maha Rezeq, an independent Palestinian activist and journalist.
Meeting was supported by: British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP), KCL Action Palestine, LSESU Palestine Society, UCL Friends of Palestine, University of London Union (ULU) and Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).


  1. The BDSers who are trying to get the Globe theatre to ban an Israeli theatre group(who actually are a bunch of leftists) quote Press TV reports all the time on their facebook page. They cannot tolerate rational criticism and block everyone they disagree with. So far the Globe has resisted them. I may well send them some info on Press TV.
    PS, this Bargouti looks extremely evil and demented.

  2. Please do send the info. We can talk among ourselves and with people who agree with us as much as like and of course this is important. It is more important to talk to those they are targeting with their lies.

  3. Thanks for your comments, Juniper and Geoff.