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, 2 August 2012

Danny Ayalon On The Truth About The Peace Process (video)

In this new video from, Israel's deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon sets out in simple terms the history of Palestinian Arab rejectionism of the right of Israel to exist, citing among the examples the fact that the PLO was founded in 1964, well before the Israeli presence in the West Bank.  He explains that if peace is to be achieved, the Palestinian Arabs must say "Yes" instead of their customary "No" ...

Hat tip: reader Shirlee


  1. Undoubtedly, one Israel's best spokesmen. A brilliant communicator. What amazes me is that many people who were alive when these things happened seem to have forgotten what really happened.

    1. Precisely, Ian. I agree he's a great communicator. Sadly, Israel has taken a rather cavalier attitude over the past decades to the calibre of spokesmen they field. Abba Eban was a wonderful asset in this regard, as is the great Bibi, but far too many spokesmen have not been fluent English-speakers, whereas the fluent and personable Hanan Ashrawi has been a skilled communicator for the other side. Israel seems to be waking up - slowly.

  2. I do not remember Abba Eban, but both my wife and I have admired Bibi from the early days. As for Hanan Ashwari, for the sake of my sanctification and blood-pressure, the less said the better...