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, 12 March 2013

The Shape Of Things To Come? Ban Jewry from this jury, urges lawyer

American lawyer Frederick Cohn has come up with a dodgy little scheme to deprive citizens who happen (like himself) to be Jewish of their constitutional rights: he wants a judge to bar Jews from membership of a Brooklyn jury set to hear the case of a Muslim New Yorker with links to Pakistan who's alleged to have made three false statements regarding terrorism offences.

Argues Cohn:
“Given that there’s going to be inflammatory testimony about Jews and Zionism, I think it would be hard for Jews to cast aside any innate antipathy.
The American Jewish community is heavily aligned with Israel and Zionism. Here is a guy who is a Muslim, who is opposed to those things.”
A prosecutor in the case retorted:
“I don’t think Judge [Robert] Levy will be ready to violate the Constitution and exclude people from the jury on the basis of their religious beliefs.”
The judge begins selecting jurors this week, and Cohn has admitted that his proposal is a "long shot".

Read more here


  1. Why stop with banning Jews?

    Many Christians too are also friends of Zionism and Israel so obviously they have to banned as well.

    Given this is New York there would be many people with terrible experiences of 9/11 and could be expected to have strong views on subjects like terrorism so obviously they're off. Anybody associated with NYFD? Republicans? Anyone who believes in upholding the US Constitution? Women who may have objections about Islamist misogyny.

    All out.

    So I guess that just leaves members of the Muslim Brotherhood. That should ensure a fair trial.

    1. Yes, it's preposterous, geoff.
      Your point about the misogynists occurred to me too.

  2. Proposal unsuccessful: