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)

Friday, 7 June 2013

"Jews Can Be Profoundly Stupid About Their Own Security": An Orthodox rabbi on the need to confront Islamic antisemitism

"The American Jewish world has not learned a blessed thing since the 1930s," declares the delightfully droll Rabbi Dr Gerald Meister (an activist in Jewish-Christian dialogue who passed away earlier this year) on this recently uploaded video, filmed in 2012 following his address to Christian Zionists in Nashville.  He cites Anglo-Jewry, "the Reform Jewish Establishment" and the American Jewish Congress, American Jewish Commitee, and the ADL as being among those he believes harbour a "typical Diaspora mentality" which consists of thinking that if the enemy is cosied up to, the threat it poses will dissipate.  "Silence does not make the problem go away.  If we offend certain people, it is only because we have been offended."

Click here for a tub-thumping pro-Israel address by the former American Ambassador to the UN warning that, however much some might assume otherwise, more and more radical Islamist regimes are coming to power, predicting  a West-threatening nuclear arms race in the Middle East ensuing upon Iran's acquisition of The Bomb, and declaring that a pre-emptive strike on enemy nuclear reactors is self-defence and that the United States must stand by Israel in whatever decision Israel takes.

(Incidentally, kudos to Ian G's Christian pro-Israel blog for posting this video in which a British Muslim courageously tells the truth about anti-Zionism and antisemitism.)


  1. the attack on a German rabbi reported by Daniel Greenfield kind of reiterates what Gerald Meister says

  2. sorry Daphne

    i am aware it's not the place

    must be seen

    Patrick Mercer MP, "You look like a bloody Jew"

  3. sorry about that DAPHNE

    Must be seen video

    Patrick Mercer MP, "You look like a bloody Jew"

    BBC's Panorama documentary on lobbying in politics catches then Conservative MP Patrick Mercer on video expressing anti-Semitic and sexist comments about an Israeli soldier