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)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Here We B[DS]loody Well Go Again

Pardon the "great Australian adjective", but that infamous set of  mendacious maps which does yeoman service to the anti-Israel cause has now turned up on the side of public buses in Copenhagen:

To quote the Israel-libellers:
 Copenhagen bus adverts call for settlement boycott
May the world's buses carry messages of justice for the Palestinians.
The campaign started yesterday in the Capital of Denmark.
If enough funds are collected through the website, the campaign will go country wide. Check the FB-page and website below.
In Danish it says:
"Our conscience is clear! We neither buy products from or invest in the settlement industry".
(Charlotte and Lizzie)
I know of at least one pro-Israel activist who has sent a message of protest to Denmark's ambassador in his country, expressing disgust at the bus ad (especially coming as it does just two months after the murder of a Copenhagen Jew standing watch outside a Copenhagen synagogue during a bat mitzvah ceremony), directing the envoy to  this post that shows the maps for the libels they are, and politely requesting that the ads be removed.

Update: Read NGO Monitor's detailed analysis here

More BDS afoot, this time to dissuade American diva Dionne Warwick from performing in Israel next month: 

Meanwhile, this latest article by the frank, fearless and free Israeli journalist Khaled Abu Toameh entitled "The Palestinians No One Talks About" is highly recommended.

(Oh, and so is my latest Tuesday column on Elder of Ziyon!)



    The maps that lie. Complain to the Danish Advertising Ombudsman, email above

    1. Thanks for that excellent suggestion.

  2. Great analysis of the Danish business:


    Sometimes they listen!

  4. Thanks! Nice start to the month!