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, 4 December 2012

Douglas Murray's Take On The UN Palestine Vote (video)

Here's the well-known British political and social commentator Douglas Murray, associate director of the Henry Jackson Society, talking on BBC News 24 at the time the vote was taken:

As for the BBC itself, the result of the vote has apparently encouraged it to engage in an over-drive of Donnisonesque reportage, not least from the lad himself


  1. See also this BBC-hosted blog
    and Joe in Australia's criticisms of it at

  2. The BBC guy clearly didn't like hearing a few home truths. Murray is excellent as usual.