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)

Tuesday 12 April 2011

David Littman's "Little Red Book": How Arab Theologians Depict Jews and Israel

In 1961 British-born David Littman, who later moved to Switzerland with his Egyptian-born wife Gisèle, undertook with her a covert mission in Morocco which led to over 500 Jewish children finding refuge in Israel.

Gisèle is well-known today under her pseudonym Bat Ye'or ("Daughter of the Nile"), having authored The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam (1985) and Eurabia: the Euro-Arab Axis (2005).

With her husband David, she has been active in the World Organization for Jews in Arab Countries.

David Littman's important, illuminating text - known to some as his "little red book" - on the way Arab theologians depict Jews and Israel, is essential viewing, and available here:

See also the posts by Brian of London, whose input has made this E-Book possible, and who advises that hard copies will hopefully be out soon: and

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