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)

Saturday 14 May 2011

"Jerusalem For Us. Palestine Is Arabic Land"

"Jerusalem for us. Palestine is an Arabic land."
That's the translation of the sign (pictured here) chalked on the ground in Tahrir Square on Friday the 13th, during a rally of thousands of Egyptians commemorating the so-called Nakba and wishing death to the Zionist Entity.

These other photos, also taken by Associated Press photographer Amr Nabil, convey the mood of the crowd.

"[Israel?] Go to Hell" is scrawled beside a Magen David:

An improvised Israeli flag is torched:

A symbolic Israeli is hanged in effigy:

And this photograph, by Nasser Nuri for Reuters, shows the Palestinian flags being waved by the Cairo crowds:

Friday's Tahrir Square demonstrators can be considered the vanguard of the Facebook-generated "Third Intifada" called for 15 May.

The Jerusalem Post reports that in Alexandria, the country's second city,  'thousands marched to the Israeli consulate after dawn prayers at one of the city's main mosques, chanting: "With our souls, with our blood, we redeem you Palestine"'.

The paper quotes a representaive participant thus:

"We are here today to show our support for the Palestinian cause.  The victory of our revolution will not be complete without the liberation of Palestine."
Following Friday prayers, thousands also marched, chanting pro-Palestinian slogans, in El-Arish in Sinai.

In the Jordanian capital, Amman,  about 500 marchers, some clad in keffiyehs, demanded the Palestinian Arabs'  "right of return" as did protesters at the Allenby Bridge border crossing.

Further protests are planned for Sunday.


As Professor Barry Rubin, who warned from the start that the Egyptian uprising would not bode well for Israel, remarks of the latter report:
'Love the AP's "evenhanded" explanation of the Right to Return issue:
 "The Palestinians have long maintained that the refugees have a moral and legal right to return to what was once Palestine—including land which is now Israel. But Israel has argued that granting the right of return would compromise the country's identity as the world's only Jewish state."
 Yes, all those riots and massive terrorism leading to bloody civil war, with all the neighbors joining in, followed by the genocidal murder of millions of Jews and the transformation of Israel into an Arab and possibly (probably?) Islamist state that would ally with Iran, work to overturn all the region's non-radical regimes, trigger additional wars and massive suffering, and destroy U.S. influence in the Middle East would definitely be an inconvenience.'
Read all of Barry Rubin's article here:

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