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)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Avowing Israel's Commitment To Peace, Bibi Netanyahu Blasts Iran & The Bomb (video)

".... The Jewish People have come home.  We will never be uprooted again."

That is how the wonderful Bibi Netanyahu, with that marvellous sense of history of his, begins his fine speech before the United Nations General Assembly the day after Yom Kippur.

"Israel stands proudly with the forces of modernity," he declares, avowing Israel's commitment to human rights, its contributions to the welfare of humanity, and its compassion, as distinct from the medievalism of miltant Islam, rooted in "the bitter soil of intolerance."

He warns powerfully of the terrible threat that Iran (possessing as it does a network of terror networks across the world) armed with nuclear weapons poses not only to Israel but to the rest of the world.

"Militant Jihadists behave very differently from militant Marxists," he reminds those who suppose that there could be a deterrent effect, a Balance of Terror, as between the West and the Soviet Union in the Cold War or that a nuclear-armed Iran would stabilise the Middle East.

 "When it comes to the survival of my country, I have not only the right to speak, but the duty to speak."

The one way to prevent Iran getting the Bomb is to place "a clear red line under Iran's nuclear weapons programme."

This is a 32-minute video that merits attention from start to finish.

5 comments:

  1. And this is the history that he is quoting:

    Amos 9:15
    English Standard Version (©2001)
    I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

    The more I know about this man, the more I like him.

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    1. Thanks, Ian.
      Indeed. I'm a long-standing fan.

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  2. The most important speech of our times fullstop
    I seem to have a different U-Tube version of it, which shows who applauds and who does it. It is absolutely shameful that among the "american" delegation, there seems only ONE who applauds - as to some rather not very bright looking figures I suspect a few who dont understand it, despite the very simplified drawing that the delectable Prime Minister of Israel offered so generously just for simpletons like them. Arrrrrgggghhhhhh

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  3. Some interesting articles.
    CIFWatch: Antony Loewenstein imagines a Hamas-approved future ‘After Zionism’
    http://cifwatch.com/2012/09/29/antony-loewenstein-imagines-a-hamas-approved-future-after-zionism/
    A great JPost article (that’s annoyingly been pay-walled) about vilification against Jews and Aboriginals on FB sites
    Anti-Semitism in left-wing online media (JERUSALEM POST OP-ED) By JULIE NATHAN 09/28/12)
    Working link:
    http://www.unitedjerusalem.org/index2.asp?id=1612494
    McGeough and surrendering free speech to the Muslim mob
    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/mcgeough_and_surrendering_free_speech_to_the_muslim_mob/
    John Lyons accuses the IDF of setting booby traps for Bedouin children! (Paywalled)
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/bedouin-village-loses-battle-on-demolition/story-e6frg6so-1226483738349

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    1. Thanks as always, Ian - you're phenomenal!

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