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)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

"[T]he Thing That Frightens The Jews, Or Zionists, Most Of All Is Being Killed" (video)

Here's  Ja'far Abd Al-Salam, secretary-general of the Islamic Universities Association, explaining on Gaza (Hamas) Al-Aqsa TV last month why martyrdom is "the most lofty form of Jihad".

 ( video)


  1. If he really believes that "life" is worthless, why, at his apparently fairly advanced chronological age, is he still alive? Does this make him a hypocrite?

    It certainly makes him anti-Zionist and, possibly, antisemitic: notice the slip towards the end: "Maybe you have noticed that the thing that frightens the Jews, or Zionists...' There it goes again, that elision between Jews and Zionists. As it happens, most Jews (in and out of Israel) are Zionists. And he doesn't apologise for the "slip".

    Of course he doesn't, because he means it.