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, 5 March 2015

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen: A Clarification

The BBC's unfit for purpose Middle East editor on his Twitter account:


As "untrue and offensive" as your appalling bias against Israel, including some of your commentary on Bibi Netanyahu's speech to Congress, eh, Jezza?

 On which see Hadar Sela's excellent article (part one) ...

More here and here

Meanwhile, the BBC's former Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar, now based in the United States, shows he's still every bit as capable as the incorrigible Bowen of flaunting his bias in contravention of BBC regulations:


But what, meanwhile, of the man in the White House who boycotted Bibi's speech?


And the woman who walked out before the speech was over?


 So now we know.

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