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, 1 October 2013

A Muslim Intellectual Praises Israel's Regard For Human Rights & Contrasts It With The Situation In The Arab World (video)

Here is an unmissable interview (in English despite the Hebrew prologue) with the American-based British-born Muslim physician Dr Qanta Ahmed (as easy on the ear as on the eye), in which she warmly praises Israeli democracy and regard for human rights and contrasts those realities with the "severe lack of human rights" for women and minorities (including Muslim minorities at the hands of fellow Muslims) elsewhere in the region. ("The one stabilising hope for the region is the functioning democracy you have in Israel.")

She predicts that the prejudice against Israel ("accomplished ...  talented ... rich in intellectual energy") will not disappear with a two-state solution, and explains why ("Do not underestimate the power of envy") ...


  1. What a beautiful woman - beautiful on so many levels. She could teach some Muslims and some self-hating Jews a thing or 1001.
    Thank you for finding and posting this.

  2. Her latest article
    Muslim scholar: 'I refuse to let Islam fall captive to the Islamists'