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)

Monday, 8 April 2013

What The Camera Saw: Peaceful Coexistence Between Neighbours

An older image of harmony
The phrase "your friendly neighbourhood grocery store" takes on a genuine and heartwarming meaning in the case of this, the Rami Levy supermarket at Gush Etzion.

The video (which augments the Elder of Ziyon's on the same topic) is one of a documentary series on cordial relations between Israelis and Palestinians that's being made by Missing Peace:
"US Secretary of State John Kerry  recently said that progress in the peace process  was up to the people of Israel and the Palestinians.
President Obama during his visit to Israel repeated this. He said during his address at the Jerusalem International Convention Center that ‘peace must be made among peoples, not just governments’.
During the same address Obama repeated stereotypes about the reality on  the West Bank. For example he claimed that settler violence against Palestinians goes unpunished and that Palestinians are restricted in their  ability to move around the West Bank.
Views like those of the American president are generally based on biased main stream media reporting about the West Bank and on Palestinian propaganda. Not a day goes by without another report about ‘settler violence’ or  ‘Palestinian victimhood’.
When examined many of these reports prove to be distorted or simply not true."
For more information see here

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