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)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Emergency Committee For Israel: Obama & Jerusalem, Obama & Israel (videos)

Here's a telling video released by the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) regarding the Obama administration and Jerusalem.  Does Obama recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, or doesn't he?

Hot on the heels of its newspaper ad (see my previous post but one), the ECI has released a television ad called "postcards" lasting half a minute.  It appears today and Monday on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News in Washington and New York, and through next week on broadcast and cable in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio:

 Observes the ECI:
'Where's President Obama?
He's quite a world traveller. But not to Israel. An oversight? Or an indication? According to a front-page story in the Washington Post two weeks ago, Obama has pursued a strategy of putting "daylight" between the U.S. and Israel. He's traveled to the Middle East multiple times –  to accept an award in Saudi Arabia, to give a major speech in Cairo, to hold town hall meetings in Turkey -–  but never stopped to visit our closest ally in the region.'
On Obama and American Jewry see this new article

Meanwhile, here's how the Mayor of Tel Aviv views the issue of Israel's capital (hat tip: reader Ian):


  1. Don’t forget the Israeli Olympic Team!
    Viral Response to BBC's Map: Olympic Team Salutes to Jerusalem

    Breitbart has cut together even more clips:
    Obama Administration's Evolving Position On Israel

    Funny how other Official broadcasters CAN get it right.
    Australia Channel 7 (not official, ch9 has no country pages?)
    Canada CTV
    US NBC

  2. OT
    The Greens are trying to get their hooks into the $77 billion future fund. There’s a bill proposed by Scott Ludlam and Richard Di Natale, to start with they want to ban nuclear and tobacco investments, but I think we know where that will end up.
    Scott Ludlam even thinks selling bullet proof vests to Israel is wrong.
    Greens hate Israel so much they oppose young Israeli troops being protected from bullets
    Future Fund rebuke for Greens (paywalled)