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, 2 December 2015

Manic Mount: The ugly, ugly face of BDS

This vile, despicable story is going viral in cyberspace.  And no wonder.

What a low low hobby horse the ex-Cambridge academic has decided to ride.

Of course, the usual suspects on social media are greeting this with all the smells of the stable floor.

The incident is cited, inter alia, in David Collier's latest blogpost, which situates it in its context. His is a must-read indictment of BDS.

As always, the erudite David Collier is a master of his material, writes beautifully, and argues compellingly.  He is, quite simply, one of the luminaries of the pro-Israel blogosphere.  On this scorcher of a day in Oz, I raise my sunhat to him! 

1 comment:

  1. Anne's Opinions (an English woman who made aliyah some years back) has posted a comment on her site here:

    The article and the comments underline the point that Daphne is making.