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, 21 January 2016

Joel's Palestine Visa


An average person, looking at this image posted on Facebook by Palestine News Network, would surely express sympathy for the poor desperate soul in Kovno granted the visa and hope he managed to avail himself of it and escape death in the Shoah.

 Not so the anti-Israel activists, composed of the usual array of suspects, who have rushed to embrace it for their own malodorous ends.

No curiosity about the person granted it or his fate.  Only the usual demonisation of Zionism and Israel, only the usual distortions. of the Mandatory period.

I suppose the only surprising thing is that any of us continue to be surprised.

As a click  here shows, Joel Blumencwajg was born in a shtetl in Volhynia in November 1924.

He reached Palestine in 1941.

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