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, 17 May 2012

Ambassador Oren On War Against Israel By Other Means

'[W]hy have anti-Israel libels once consigned to hate groups become media mainstays? How can we explain the assertion that an insidious "Israel Lobby" purchases votes in Congress, or that Israel oppresses Christians? Why is Israel's record on gay rights dismissed as camouflage for discrimination against others?' asks Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, at the end of an article which he introduced with a quotation from Life magazine in 1973 adulatory of Israel.

Having the measure of the subsequent ruthless and accelerating campaign against the plucky little nation that characterises so much of current public discourse, and what the endgame is, he continues justifiably:
'The answer lies in the systematic delegitimization of the Jewish state. Having failed to destroy Israel by conventional arms and terrorism, Israel's enemies alit on a subtler and more sinister tactic that hampers Israel's ability to defend itself, even to justify its existence. [Emphasis added]
It began with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat's 1974 speech to the U.N., when he received a standing ovation for equating Zionism with racism—a view the U.N. General Assembly endorsed the following year. It gained credibility on college campuses through anti-Israel courses and "Israel Apartheid Weeks." It burgeoned through the boycott of Israeli scholars, artists and athletes, and the embargo of Israeli products. It was perpetuated by journalists who published doctored photos and false Palestinian accounts of Israeli massacres.
Israel must confront the acute dangers of delegitimization as it did armies and bombers in the past. Along with celebrating our technology, pioneering science and medicine, we need to stand by the facts of our past. "The Spirit of Israel" has not diminished since 1973—on the contrary, it has flourished. The state that Life  once lionized lives even more vibrantly today.'
 Read the entire article here 

And for another good article see here


  1. An example from Canada of the war against Israel:

  2. And the assault on Richard Millett which shows the toxic state of certain campuses in Britain:

  3. More Nakba nonsense
    Moammar Mashni of Australians for Palestine is unhappy with Tim Blair’s factual reporting and display of photographic evidence.
    "Nabka": Pathetic turnout of "Brownshirts" protesting the tiny Jewish State
    Toronto's Nabka day so boring and so ill attended that its occurrence was noted only by accident

    A video of a famous cartoon from 1956
    Nothing's Changed: Arab/Israeli Conflict as seen in 1956

    The war on Israeli Birds
    Turkey suspects bird of being Israeli spy,7340,L-4229295,00.html
    Chair of Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign declares Israeli Hoopoe birds ‘Aves non gratae’.

  4. We're always in the docket, Daphne.

    Year after year.

    Decade after decade.

    Century upon century.


    But, it's a beautiful morning here by the San Francisco Bay and Laurie and I are meeting friends at a piano bar in the city.

    Despite the above, we keep on keepin' on.