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)

Friday, 13 April 2012

The Joe & Mel Show

Not for the first time is Mel Gibson under the spotlight for his attitude towards Jews.

It goes without saying that if he really made the heavy-duty antisemitic remarks attributed to him in lengthy open letter by screen writer Joe Esterhaz, published on a film industry website known as The Wrap, he is totally unfit to portray a Jewish hero such as Judas Maccabaeus.


The account given in the open letter makes unedifying, if irresistible, reading.

 The man accused of nefarious motives in wanting to make a movie about the "Jewish Braveheart", of shelving the movie because he "hates Jews", of using such delightful terms as "Hebes", "oven-dodgers" and "Jewboys" and making obscenity-packed rants, has responded on a rival website known as Deadline, caling Esterhaz's allegations "utter fabrications". (All except the obscenities, it seems, which are presumably what he describes as "colorful".)

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