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, 29 June 2012

Israel-Haters Rant Against The Queen's Steinmetz Diamond (videos)

Here are some of our familiar friends from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, demonstrating in Dublin this month against "Israeli Blood Diamonds"  – more specifically against the Steinmetz diamond De Beers presented to Queen Elizabeth II during this, her Diamond Jubilee Year.

 In the course of the demo a pro-Israel foursome passes by, and – as in this memorable incident involving Jewish tourists –  take issue with the demonisers, who are challenged regarding the selectivity/hypocrisy of BDSers in continuing to use Israeli computer chips.

We catch part of the action as the elderly pro-Israel man tells the demonisers "You don't know what you're talking about," before he and his wife continue their stroll.  Their departure prompts a short discussion between a trio of demonisers ...

And tourists visiting the Tower of London on Sunday had their tranquility rudely interrupted by a  band of Israel-haters screeching about "Israeli genocide"and screaming demands that the Queen return the "Steinmetz blood diamond" on display at the Tower.

Most of the tourists amble past the demonisers, with scarcely a bemused glance in their direction.

The uploader of this video onto YouTube is a veteran of the anti-Ahava demos in London's Covent Garden.


  1. What never fails to amaze me, Daphne, is how these BDS types can never seem to recognize the gross hypocrisy of their position.

    That is, they claim to stand for universal human rights, yet almost always ignore far, far worse atrocities than anything that Israel has ever done.

    The Congo? The last figure that I heard was 5.5 million dead.

    Helloooo? Is there anybody home?

    It's just so sickening and, given our history, so unjust.

    1. Indeed,Mike. In Australia recently a Salvation Army officer remarked that gays deserved the death penalty. On Facebook, Israel-demonising leftists outdid themselves condemning him in posts on each other's walls. The fact that some of their mates in the ME advocate the exact same thing appeared totally lost on them!

  2. I have reported this BDS video as "inciting hatred and violence against the Jewish people". (There is a facility to do this on the U-Tube link). I dont know how much this helps, but it would probably have a better chance if everyone who reads this (EXCELLENT) blog does the same, and does so each time they come across one of those hate-videos.

    1. Which video, Rita?
      There are far worse on the internet.

  3. Meanwhile, while leftist hypocrites rant against Israe

  4. Are you paid up hasbarists? Are you denying the bombing of Gaza, its medieval siege, and the military occupation of what is Palestinian Territory as established by the UN "Partition"?
    Those who criticise Israel are not anti-Semites; the Palestinians are a Semite people and those Jewish migrating to Israel under a biased "Law of Return are from European descent.
    You defend the indefensible: the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and continuing violence for the sake of the existence of a Jewish-only state; and now this game is totally exposed...

    1. What do you mean by "paid-up", Franzi? If you want to know whether I'm in the pay of the Zionist Entity, the answer is that I am not.
      And what do you mean "of European descent"?

    2. I meant that they are mostly descendant of those tribal Khazars from central Europe who converted en masse to Judaism around the 13th century, and who ended up living in Central, Western Europe, and USA. I've been to Palestine a few years, and I've seen all the structures and measures of the violent occupation put in place such the WALL, CHECKPOINTS, exclusive differentiated IDs for Palestinians; and I read a couple of well researched books about what the creation of the Israel as a Jewish-only state meant for the Palestinians

    3. “Are you paid up hasbarists?”
      No but you’re a Palsbaraist
      Propaganda spread by "pro-Palestinian" and anti-Israel activists who seek to convince gullible people to their side. Usually it involves just parroting a lot of talking points like "end the occupation" or "Israel is an apartheid state." Common on any internet message board involving Israel.

      Gaza: Hamas is raining rockets and mortars on civilians, not Israel.

      Try reading the UN Palmer Report, the Naval Blockade is justified and legal. Gaza isn’t occupied according to Hamas and only Area C (4% of the WB popn) in under Israeli control.

      The disputed territory is unclaimed mandate, Israel has a claim on that territory via the Balfour agreement, San Remo declaration, the British LoN Mandate, UNGA 181 and UNSC 242. The arabs never claimed a state before ’67, but the PLO were founded in ’64 and the invented “Palestinians” at the same time.

      Wihelm Marr coined the term anti-Semitism and it’s ONLY ever referred to bigots like yourself, who persistently lie about Jews.

      Do you deny that 800,000 Jewish genuine refugees (not UNRWA fakastinians) were driven from Muslim middle-east counties? Or that more than half of Israel Jews are descended from middle-eastern Jews?

      Franzi when you deny the truth, you’re an anti-Semite.

      50,000 killed in Arab-Israeli wars 48-73
      13,000 killed Israeli vs “Palestinians”
      vs. Palestinians killed by fellow Arabs, just two examples Black September ’70 and War of the Camps ’84-9 = 23,000 killed
      vs. democides by communists 137 Million

      You demean actual victims of ethnic cleansing with your pathetic lies.

      You need some fresh ISM "talking points", comrade.

      And the only blog comrade Franzi follows is Tony Greenstein’s socialist drivel
      CIF profile
      CIF Watch profile.

    4. Yes the terrible wall, that stoped hate filled pawns from massacring innocent civilians.

      What country doesn’t differentiate between citizens and non-citizens? WB’ers were Jordanians and Gazans were Egyptians, if they don’t have any citizenship it’s due to those countries denying it too them.

      Franzi is a text book example of the Dunning–Kruger effect
      “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.”

      Maybe he should work for PressTV?

  5. Franzi, that is what I suspected you meant. It is a canard spread by antisemites and others who seek to delegitimise the Jews' right to Eretz Israel. A fraction of Khazars did embrace Judaism. But that is incidental to the main picture. You forget, incidentally, that half the Israeli population are Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. One of the best in-a-nutshell refutations of the Khazar canard appears online in, of all things, a "Yahoo answer". I stumbled across it the other day, and was impressed by the erudition of the person who wrote it, and the breadth of her arguments. It is worth reading.

    1. I doubt franzi is swayed by reason or facts. He’s so brainwashed that he repeatedly refers Israel as a “Jewish-only” state.

      Ignoring the 20%+ Arab population.
      Ignoring the fact that it’s the only country in the ME with a growing Christian population.
      Ignoring the fact that it’s the only country from Morocco to Iran that welcomes Baha’i.

    2. OT
      Africans for Israel Pretoria Peaceful Protest March

      Zulus and Christians rally for Israel - in South Africa

  6. I would have dumped a few water bottles on them.

  7. At 3.28 the bald one reveals his antisemitic credentials by speaking of ' their choseness ' but as if those words had come from the man he had just engaged with which of course they did not . The words were in his head . Most of the bds scumbags use hatred of Israel to mask and then facilitate their real agenda which is Jew hatred .