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)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

An Uplifting Documentary (video)

The Paralympics have ended on a triumphant note, with it being widely acknowledged that the achievements of the athletes taking part has led to a discernible shift in public attitudes towards people with disabilities that, being positive, is all to the good.

With this in mind, as well as the fate of the young Christian girl in Pakistan, reportedly with Downs Syndrome, who was snatched from her family and incarcerated after being accused of defiling a copy of the Koran, here's a very beautiful and moving documentary set in Israel, showing how the lives of children with that same syndrome is being transformed thanks to the enlightened and innovative methods introduced by the wonderful Professor Reuven Feuerstein (a Romanian-born Holocaust survivor who reached Eretz Israel in 1945) and practised at the institute in Jerusalem that bears his name.

The work of the Feuerstein Institute is just another example of the many and diverse developments for the benefit of humankind (a recent one being the invention of an artificial retina designed to restore the sight of persons blinded by macular degeneration) that characterise Israel, yet which are seldom if ever acknowledged by those who seek Israel's destruction.


  1. What do I say?

    This is truly inspirational, I feel quite emotional

    1. Yes, I discovered it quite by chance. It's lovely.