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)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Colonel Richard Kemp On Israel's Counter-Terrorism Operation In Gaza

Here, speaking in Israel, is the always impressive former commander of the British forces in Afghanistan praising Israel's surgical strikes during Operation Pillar of Cloud, pointing out that about 120 of the Palestinian casualties were involved in terrorist activities, and assessing the impact of the action upon Hamas.  Colonel Kemp, who feels that the international community was more supportive of this operation than Cast Lead, probably because Israel got across its case better, believes that Netanyahu was wise not to undertake a ground offensive, since he needs no distraction from concentrating on the main enemy, Iran ....


Hat tip: reader Shirlee

1 comment:

  1. A very important expert opinion that all "experts" . from theology

    http://geofffff.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/conversing-with-christians-in-shade-of.html

    to international law

    http://geofffff.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/international-law-language-deployed-to.html

    really should hear

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