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, 11 December 2014

In Australia, Antisemitic Incidents Increase (video)

Jews have been in Australia since the first day of European settlement.  The highly assimilated Anglo-Jewish community, which a century ago was shrinking inexorably owing to apathy and intermarriage, was augmented in the immediate pre-war and post-war decades by immigration from Central and Eastern Europe, which revitalised Australian Jewry.  In the state of Victoria, with which this video is concerned, there is a particularly high percentage of Holocaust survivors' families, particularly of Polish background.  This community continues to be highly Zionist in orientation.  According to this ABC News report, antisemitic incidents are on the rise in Victoria, and have spiked since this summer's events in Gaza.

In today's The Australian, by the way, Australian Jewish News publisher Robert Magid has one of the robusly commonsensical articles for which he is known.  It's on the subject of the rush by the nations to recognise a Palestinian State and is behind a pay wall here.

Magid remarks, inter alia:
'[S]uppose that the Security Council did embrace the Palestinians and welcome them into the family of nations. What can we expect the morning after?....
[O]nce Palestine becomes a nation-state the PA’s first act would have to be to demand the withdrawal of Israeli forces from its now sovereign territory. Under threat of international sanctions, Israel would have to cede to the pressure. The inevitable consequence would be the overthrow of the PA by Hamas or another ­Islamist group....
[G]iven the potentially cataclysmic consequences of this scenario, what motivates the advocates of a Palestinian state and inspires them to welcome such a catastrophe? In the case of the Europeans, who willingly delivered their own Jewish citizens to the Nazi extermination machine, what motivates them to promote a policy that could lead to the death of the children of the ­survivors?
For those wishing, despite the paywall, to google the article, the exact title is "Disturbing State of Affairs" ;)


  1. Stupid ignorant Muslim vote chaser Craig Laundy -


  3. Muslims winning friends, check out the comment at 40sec
    This Father Blames The Government For His Jihad Daughters Death

  4. Creepo Rees again

  5. Thanks for the links, Ian et al. I've just noticed this:

    1. Carlton is having a major tanty on several fronts at the moment
      Miranda Devine: No one likes a sore loser

  6. It's about time Nina Basset read a copy of Sam Solomon's Al Yahud