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)

Monday, 4 November 2013

In Brighton, A BDSer Faces Bold Questioning (video)

Harangued by members of Sussex Friends of Israel, this hapless BDSer protesting outside the EcoStream shop in Brighton at the weekend reveals what's really on his mind:

As explained here:
'....[T]he crucial part of the video [1 minute 25 seconds] comes when [Simon] Cobb and his fellow interviewer ask the man why he is boycotting Ecostream in Brighton, a shop which is Jewish and Israeli-owned, and if the man would boycott a Muslim, or Arab-Israeli owned shop.
Simon Cobb of the Sussex Friends of Israel, said: “A BDS supporter admits he would only boycott a shop owned by Israeli Jews and not by Israeli Muslims. How is this allowed on the streets of Brighton? Civil and respectful demonstration I will defend to the end of my days, but when freedom of speech becomes words of racial or religious hate, enough is enough.”
Interviewer 1: “If it was a Muslim-owned Israeli shop, would you be boycotting it?”
BDS campaigner: “No, I wouldn’t.”
Interviewer 1: “Well then it’s based on religion, isn’t it? You just said it if was a Muslim-owned Israeli shop you wouldn’t boycott it.”
BDS campaigner: “No, no, no, no… you go to school for this”(?)
Interviewer 2: “But you just said it yourself.”'
For more confrontations of this sort courtesy of Sussex Friends of Israel (and more of our favourite blonde poster girl in action) see here

Update: And (hat tip: News and Views from Jews Down Under)  for Shurat Ha-Din lawyer Andrew Hamilton versus Sydney University's Professor Stuart Rees re BDS see the video here

1 comment:

  1. It's like we live in a world filled with people who are too stupid to understand sarcasm.