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, 21 May 2013

Singing To The Beat Of A Coffee Cup (video)

Just as I head off to a nearby coffee place (there's an Israeli one in my immediate locality) I discover the charming sound of an IDF soldier:

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, much more life-affirming and positive than the London "Nakba" day video you posted which I couldn't bring myself to watch lest my brain explode!

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  2. My niece started doing that song on Mother’s Day, she was amazed I knew what it was.
    It's from this: Pitch Perfect - "Cups" Scene HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhECTE2-Oqc
    The original from 1937!
    Lulu and the Lampshades - You're Gonna Miss Me (Cups)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmO8P-p9J_Y

    Kids and their newfangled music

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