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)

Monday 14 February 2011

First the Bitter (More Campus Antisemitism) ... then the Sweet (videos)

Mike Prysner, an American war veteran, is becoming something of a celebrity on the anti-Iraq War and Israel-bashing lecture circuit. Recently, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day,  he was at Birmingham University in the UK –  where he told his hosts, the Friends of Palestine, that  Gaza is “quite literally [sic!] one massive concentration camp”, where Palestinians are “killed with impunity” just like Jews under Nazism:

Read more about Prysner's talk and the controversy it provoked here:

If you’d care for something sweet, after that repulsive taste of hyperbolic hate, "Almonds and Wine" might delight your tastebuds (hat tip: reader Shirlee):

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