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)

Friday, 25 May 2018

In Oz, A "Hatchet Job on Israel"

A "hatchet job on Israel".  That's the way Danny Lamm, president of the Zionist Federation of Australia, justifiably described an execrable report, "Holy Real Estate", by Tom Steinfort on Channel Nine's Sixty Minutes current affairs show last Sunday evening, which, incidentally, aired in the week that Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese spewed some of his wonted anti-Israel propaganda  

A searing analysis of Steinfort's biased reportage, and a very able demolition job on the program, has been written by Australian Jewish News journalist Rebecca Davis here

Meanwhile,


from members of this Facebook group a hatchet job on Israel of a most sustained and despicable kind.  A selection of images posted by group members:



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Whacko conspiracy theories laced with raw antisemitism.

Hardly the sort of company an Anglican priest should be keeping, but, lo and behold, one apparently is: none other than that Sydney associate of Stephen Sizer, Father Dave Smith, one of Sizer's cronies on the Peacemakers Trust organisation and the man who coordinated Sizer's recent trip Down Under.

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