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, 8 October 2012

Dublin Architects Protest Local Tel Aviv Event (video)

Even the great city of Tel Aviv, founded in 1909 as a Jewish suburb on sand dunes north-east of Jaffa, is not immune from the attentions of Israel's opponents.

Last week Irish pro-BDS anti-Israel activist Jim Roche and other Dublin architects signed a letter to the Irish Times which said in part:
'This weekend Dublin Civic Trust is hosting an Open House event, sponsored by the embassy of Israel, entitled "Postcards of Our City", in which Dubliners are encouraged to send postcards to residents of Tel Aviv, Israel....
As architects and academics, we find it regrettable that the Dublin Civic Trust, whose stated aim is to generate awareness of the historic built environment and promote architectural heritage, would facilitate an event sponsored by a state that has erased and continues to erase indigenous Palestinian architectural heritage from the physical landscape and collective consciousness....'

4 comments:

  1. OT
    Berlin: Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Gevatron concert
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4289329,00.html
    Ten protesters cry out 'Free Palestine', hurl CDs and JNF boxes during Israeli folk group fundraiser concert

    Good old "moderate" Malaysia
    Anti-Semitism without Jews in Malaysia
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/10/06/robert-fulford-anti-semitism-without-jews-in-malaysia/
    In Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, politicians and civil servants devote a surprising amount of time to thinking about Israel, 7,612 km away. Sometimes they appear to be obsessed by it. Malaysia has never had a dispute with Israel, but the government encourages the citizens to hate Israel and also to hate Jews whether they are Israelis or not.
    Few Malaysians have laid eyes on a Jew; the tiny Jewish community emigrated decades ago. Nevertheless, Malaysia has become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without Jews.” Last March, for instance, the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department sent out an official sermon to be read in all mosques, stating that “Muslims must understand Jews are the main enemy to Muslims as proven by their egotistical behaviour and murders performed by them.” About 60% of Malaysians are Muslim.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. I have posted the video of the Berlin fracas.

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  2. There's plenty of 'Palestinian' architectural heritage in Israel. Most people call them goat pens. Because the Dome of the Rock isn't Palestinian, it's Kurdish, Mamluk and Ottoman. Muslim mythology accredits the site to a Yemeni "Jewish Rabbi" (is there another kind of Rabbi?) named Kaab al Ahbar who converted to Islam, moved to Byzantine Syria and briefly visited the site of the first and second temple while declaring it also the site of the "Isra al Maraj" or 'Night Journey of Mohammed'. This at least is the Sunni mythology. Shiia has declared that Kaab al Ahbar was a lying Jewish devil (literally, that's their word) and considers all his Sura to be evil and satanic, including any part he may have had with the al Aqsa, potentially even to the al Aqsa itself, indicating that in Shiia, there may not even be a valid justification for al Aqsa or that it existed at all.

    So that's your Palestinian architecture - - originated by Jews built by Kurds and Turks and one of the two main branches of Islam considers it all a lie.

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