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, 11 April 2019

When Walid Met Manal (video)

That Jews can be identified by a characteristic unpleasant odour was an integral part of medieval antisemitism, mentioned, for example, in historian Joshua Trachtenberg's The Devil and the Jews (1943).

But who knew that it's still believed in modern Tunisia in 2019?

Tunisian actress Manal Abdul Qawi evidently didn't, until Israelphobic Tunisian actor Walid Nahdi attempted to set her straight:


To quote the translator and uploader, Memri.org:
'Tunisian actor Walid Nahdi said in an April 4, 2019 broadcast on Radio Med (Tunisia) that he would not go to Israel if given an opportunity to do so, and that he cannot tolerate the Jews and their "distinct odor".
 He said that he also does not feel comfortable around and cannot stand homosexuals. Tunisian actress Manal Abdul Qawi, who was also on the show, rebuked Nahdi and defended Jews, saying that Tunisian Jews love Tunisia more than many non-Jews do.
 She also said that homosexuality is a private matter. Abdul Qawi added that she accepts all races and religions and that she values personal freedom.
Yamina Thabet, the head of the Tunisian Association for Support of Minorities (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7063), has filed a legal complaint against Walid Nahdi following his comments.
 This excerpt was not posted by Radio Med to their social media accounts; rather, it was uploaded to the Internet by other Tunisian accounts.' 
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=7hGcYmm9HK8)

3 comments:

  1. Please read Rabbi Pruzansky's analysis
    of the recent election in Israel:

    https://rabbipruzansky.com/2019/04/10/takeaways/

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