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)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Cerebral Mr Davidson on Leftwing Hypocrisy Regarding Israel

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the cerebral British blogger Edgar Davidson doesn't post as frequently as I would wish, but when he does he always has something very worth saying.

His latest post is a corker, identifying with clinical precision the hypocritical attitudes of the Left vis-à-vis Israel.

Here's a taster:

What every Leftist believes

Academic freedom
    Academic freedom is sacrosanct and universal
    Boycott all Israeli academics (except for Arab Israelis of course)

Freedom of speech
    Freedom of speech is sacrosanct and universal
    No platform for Zionists, no platform for ‘Islamophobes’

Nuclear energy
    Must be banned in every country of the world
    Iran has an absolute right to nuclear energy

Nuclear weapons
    Must be banned in every country of the world
    Iran has an absolute right to nuclear weapons

    Religion is the opium of the masses. It should be ridiculed and banned
    All aspects of Islam must be respected


Read all of Edgar Davidson's insightful post here
Update: And see his great follow-up here


  1. Hello Daphne,

    not to take away from Edgar's post, but here is Irish4Israel's awesome annual report re their proIsrael campaigns for 2013. Their work is brilliant!!

    best wishes
    (now I'll read Edgar's post. :)

    1. Thank you, Jill. Have just got up (early) in the sweltering heat, so will check that link out sap. Never be afraid to leave links on posts. Off-topic comments are always welcome.

    2. This has been given exposure here

  2. Daphne

    Many thanks for the complements. You actually inspired to do a follow-up post:

    1. I've now linked to it in an update, Edgar. Very funny.