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)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Among The Israel-Haters, Ezra The Prophet (video)

Don't let the well-modulated tones of the narrator in the following video lull or fool you.  Uploaded last month, and focusing on a bunch of five Israel-haters in Scotland who disrupted the performance of The Jerusalem Quartet and appear to be Edinburgh's answer to Melbourne's so-called "Max Brenner 19,"  it's as insidiously nasty a piece of propaganda against what's described in it as "a criminal racist state" as you're likely to find.

These people favour BDS against all Israeli goods and initiatives (though presumably, it goes without saying, not those Israeli inventions and medical breakthroughs that enhance their own lives) and they mean business.  This is no amateurish video.  It's a well-made, far-ranging piece of vilification against Israel, the only Jewish State in the world and well, well, what a coincidence! the only country in the world whose existence is challenged.

What these haters overlook (or maybe it doesn't matter to them) is that  the "Palestinian state" yearning to be born already has anti-Jewish apartheid as a principle in its draft constitution. See  here
(Hat tip: E.G.)

There is, however, one person featured in the video who talks sense.  He's Dr Ezra Golombok, director of the Israel Information Office in Scotland.

As outlined in The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, Dr Golombok, a retired research chemist, is the son of Lithuanian-born Zevi (or Zvi) Golombok (1880-1954), who co-founded a Yiddish-language Zionist newspaper in Scotland as well as a Yiddish weekly, and who went on to found the English-language Glasgow Jewish Echo (ran from 1928-92), which Ezra edited from 1950.


  1. Israel needs to ban Scotland from the use or sale or licensing or exploitation of all intellectual property ever developed in Israel. Period. Every drug, every piece of software, electronics, every piece of academic research. Then it need to expel every single Scot in Israel ASAP for a period of 20 years. This is war.

    1. Och, lassie, there are still guid Scots around!

    2. They are collateral damage in the war of their own nation against the Jews. I am sure they will understand.

  2. Can't wait for Hamas to move operations to Scotland!!

    1. I wonder what they'd make of kilts ...

  3. Life expectancy in the WB and Gaza is about 74 years.
    Calton Glasgow 54 years, if you include suicides and drug overdoses it’s 48years!,_Glasgow#Social_problems

    Scottish politician’s answer, look over there “Jews!”

  4. From this excellent article:

    Some key BDS supporters are clear about their movement’s goals:

    Dr. Norman Finkelstein, a BDS supporter, critiqued the BDS movement for being “dishonest” about their goals, saying, “We have to be honest, and I loathe the disingenuousness. They [BDS] don’t want Israel… And they think they’re very clever because they know the result of implementing all three [demands] is what? What’s the result? You know and I know, what’s the result? There’s no Israel.”
    Dr. As’ad AbuKhalil, a Northern California BDS campaigner, responded to Finkelstein in Al Akhbar: “Finkelstein rightly asks whether the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel. Here, I agree with him that it is. That should be stated as an unambiguous goal. There should not be any equivocation on the subject. Justice and freedom for the Palestinians are incompatible with the existence of the state of Israel.”
    “BDS does mean the end of the Jewish state… Ending the occupation doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t mean upending the Jewish state itself.” (Ahmed Moor, leading U.S. BDS activist)

    1. Dr. Fink can, as far as I'm concerned, burn in uranium hell. After decades of coming close to holocaust denial w/o actually claiming it all of a sudden he's outraged that people listen to him? Sorry Dr, but they're YOUR Nazis, you embrace them.