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, 2 July 2015

BDSers Target Two Brazilian Singers (video)

My previous post shows Professor William Jacobson analysing the Academic Boycott.  In this video we see a mob of BDSers in London demonstrating against the forthcoming performance in Israel of the Brazilian singers Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

I nearly entitled this "Girls in their summer dresses" because that's what it appears to show at first, Londoners and visitors to London strolling in their warm weather finery.

But in the background a familiar group of Israel-haters are erecting their propaganda posters, and at 3:24 a familiar plummy voice begins with the usual "We are here today ..."

It's the voice of the woman who had a habit of boarding Tube trains and reciting anti-Israel "poetry" to the trapped commuters.

A one-track mind, we might say.


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