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, 24 July 2013

Burdon Bows To BDS Bullies

Unlike Alicia Keyes, who famously performed in Israel recently despite BDSers' bullying, Eric Burdon, lead singer of the sixties group The Animals (known for such hits as "The House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"), has bowed to pressure and cancelled his planned gig on 1 August in Tel Aviv.

Explains his manager:
“We are under increasing pressure, including many threatening emails that we are receiving on a daily basis. I wouldn’t want to put Eric in any danger.”
Who would have thought that an Animal could be so easily tamed?

Read more here

Meanwhile, European supermarket chain Aldi, which has outlets in Australia, denies it's boycotting Israeli goods


  1. One thing some Israeli Ministry could do is set down a ruling that if someone 'suddenly' decides to boycott a previously arranged event in Israel then they are banned from the country for life in any personal or professional capacity, so as to honor and respect their sensibilities.

  2. i suggest he goes to gaza where he will find more security

    poor ERIC BURDEN
    Something that is emotionally difficult to bear. b. A source of great worry or stress.