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 March 2013

"I'm A Muslim, Zionist Arab ... Proud To Be Arab & Israeli"

"My name is Abdol and I’m a Muslim, Zionist Arab.
Israel is my home. Israel is where my friends – Arabs & Jews – live. Israel is where I have rights and Israel is where my family lives. I joined the IDF to give back to a country that keeps giving to me. I had a tough time in the army because in my village it was difficult for others to understand why I joined the IDF and on the other hand my unit in the IDF didn’t know how to accept an Arab. But I love my country and I overcome any difficulties. I also learned to understand the Jewish nation. I went to Poland as a student in high school and learned about the Holocaust. One of my main projects was a movie I made about the Holocaust. Its purpose was to ensure this never happens again anywhere in the world. We must not go the way of terror. We must find a way to peace and pluralism. I’m proud to be Arab & Israeli."

That's just one of a number of testimonies from a diverse cross-section of Israeli society that have been  gathered by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) to demonstrate the strength of Israel's pluralism, democracy, and enlightenment, and to give the lie to the grotesque, despicable, canard that Israel is an "apartheid state".

Congratulations to AUJS for this wonderful antidote to the malicious falsehoods from Israel's enemies that characterise so-called "Israel Apartheid Week".

See more here

(Hat tip: reader Shirlee)


  1. Abdol thank you for your support for Israel.

  2. Indeed! I'm sure your comment is echoed by very many, Dan.

  3. It is receiving great support and is great to see AUJS producing such an initiative.

    The current leadership will take AUJS to new heights

    On Tuesday night at the presentation by AUJS at the B of Deps meeting, we were told that pro-Palestinian activity is diminishing on Sydney campuses, though I have no idea what is happening elsewhere. I am aware that Adelaide and Melbourne are especially very left wing

  4. I am astonished. A Muslim who supports the Jewish state? Wonders will never cease. How come we don't hear about this in the United States? You know CAIR & similar orgs don't publicize statements like Abdol's. I'd like to meet him, not just to shake his hand but to see him in physical reality! Props to Abdol & to Daphne Anson.

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