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)

Sunday, 3 July 2016

"Obscene and Outrageous": Isi Leibler blasts the ADL's association with J Street

In conversation with Rabbi Mark Golub, veteran world Jewish leader and Jerusalem Post columnist Isi Leibler delivers a sustained and stinging criticism of ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt for cosying up to "pernicious" J Street, which is doing untold harm to the Jewish People and the State of Israel.

Leibler believes that Greenblatt has not spent sufficient time in Israel, and should do so, seeing what it is enduring for himself rather than choosing to associate with people and ideas that are "undermining" Israel and its national security.

"Israel is standing alone in a sea of barbarism", Leibler says, and if Jewish leaders in the Diaspora stand aside and fail to stick up for Israel against the leftist and Palestinian narrative, "history will condemn them."

 He is askance at the failure of American Jewish leaders strongly and unitedly to stress to Obama that Israel must have defensible borders, and fears that Obama might still give Israel an unacceptable "leaving present".

For more on Leibler versus Goldblatt see here and here and here


  1. New York Times Front Page
    Harshes on Israel, Gives Obama a Pass:

    1. Your links are always gratefully received, Mr Cohen.

  2. JStreet-ADL connection should come as no surprise. The new director of ADL, Greenblatt, is a former Obama appointee. JStreet is a DNC creation to give cover to Obama's antiIsrael agenda. Of course he seeks closer ties to JStreet, a group he worked with during his tenure with Obama.

  3. Thank you for your comment, Elise. You will notice IJL's strictures against Obama in the video.

  4. Newsletter from ADL - December 2015

    Read the comments - January 2016
    The first one
    - the rest is here

    What to do

  5. ADL - Facebook -
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 ·

    We are disappointed by this bill, the Knesset’s passage of a law targeting left-leaning human rights organizations, and concerned about its impact on Israel’s democracy.