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)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

"Facts Have Become Distorted, Truth Has Become Irrelevant ..." (video)

Prominent British Zionist Paul Charney has initiated the following e-petition to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID).  It is available for signing here:
 "The Palestinian Authority (PA) currently provides salaries to any Palestinian convicted of committing terrorism offences against Israel. These wages are directly pegged to the length of the sentence, so the more grievous the crime, the higher the salary. Since these wages are much larger than those earned by average Palestinians, they clearly reward violence, including murder, and undermine peace. Around 40 per cent of the PA’s budget is made up from donor aid; the UK government has promised £33 million of taxpayer’s money for the 2013/14 period alone. The Palestinian ministers responsible for this policy publicly deride international donors who express unhappiness with their money being used to pay terrorists; only a credible threat of this aid being removed will alter the situation. We are therefore calling on DFID to cease all direct funding to the Palestinian Authority until it agrees to no longer provide salaries for those convicted of committing violent acts against Israel."
Mr Charney can be seen on the following video, discussing the meaning of Zionism with two warm-hearted Christian supporters, and, in a country that is a prime hub of anti-Israel activity, answering the question "What can Christians do to fight against this delegitimisation of Israel?"

Although the programme aired in 2011, it is essentially as pertinent in 2014 as it was then, and worth a look.

It includes footage which demonstrates the humanity of the IDF and the sheer brutality of Hamas, with the latter's disregard for the human rights of those on both sides of the conflict.


As Charney stresses, in the struggle to defame and destroy Israel
"Facts have become distorted, truth has become irrelevant ....
 Delegitimisation has become another tool for Israel's enemies ... to get rid if Israel altogether ....
 The fundamentalist Islamic ideology is not just to wipe Israel off the map ... but it's to change the Western world as we know it .... If they succeed in getting rid of Israel ... Europe is next ... the USA is next ..."
As this report indicates, another prominent British Zionist, former MP Eric Moonman, now 84, is advocating a  US-style ADL in order to counteract antisemitism in the UK: "enemies of the Jews have got away with it for a long time".

And in future anti-Israel protesters who disrupt concerts and suchlike to vent their spleen may face the long arm of the law (report here)

4 comments:

  1. DFiD: Daphne, the "i" is for international not internal..........

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    1. Silly me. Corrected! Thanks to you and several other commenters who alerted me...

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  2. May non-Brits sign the petition?

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    1. Yes: they do ask whether you are a British citizen or not when you go to sign.

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