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, 16 March 2013

Censored! Egypt Bans Documentary About Jewish Community

Here's the English language trailer for a documentary about the pre-1950s Jewish community in Egypt, which was some 65,000 strong, and thriving.  As reported here the Egyptian authorities have at the eleventh hour withdrawn permission for the film's release.


2 comments:

  1. "Egypt had a famously intolerant attitude towards films about race and ethnic tension under Mubarak, but film-makers had hoped for a more liberal approach from Muslim Brotherhood-backed president Mohamed Morsi following his election in June 2012."

    As reported by the Guardian.

    Sometimes you just can't believe what you read.

    Looks like an interesting film. Could be the best thing. I'm sure it will have a bigger market in the West now than it ever would in Egypt. Nothing raises circulation more than a good banning.

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