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, 30 July 2013

Not So Easily Tamed! Burdon To Visit Israel After All

Reports the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
'Eric Burdon, lead singer of the popular ’60s band The Animals, said he will perform in Israel days after canceling a concert due to threatening emails.
On Monday, after saying last week that he had canceled his Aug. 1 concert in Binyamina, the concert appeared on Burdon’s website. It also was posted on the website of the Zappa Shuni Amphitheater, the concert site.
Burdon’s wife and personal manager, Marianna Burdon, had written to Tislam, the Israeli band with whom Burdon was scheduled to perform, about canceling the performance.
“We are under increasing pressure, including many threatening emails that we are receiving on a daily basis,”  Marianna Burdon wrote. “I wouldn’t want to put Eric in any danger.”
Performers have been under increasing pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, or BDS, not to play Israel....'
 More here

Hat tip: reader Ian G of The Almond Rod blog


  1. I haven't blogged on this subject. The Animals are from the North-East of England, as am I, albeit a little further south, but they have always been a favourite of mine. I have, however, uploaded a clip of the classic 'House of the Rising Sun':

    Watch it and enjoy!:-)

  2. This only goes to highlight what these thugs are about.

    Meanwhile Dr OZ, who is a Turkish Muslim didn't give in to them.

  3. McCartney got death threats in 2008
    Paul McCartney: They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel

    How Entertainers Are Bullied Into Not Performing In Israel

    Don't forget Tom Jones

  4. Eric Rocks # BDS fail


  5. Not only arriving. His concert will be broadcast at 21:30 Israel Time. Online links in the article.