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 13 June 2011

Australian Comedian Austen Tayshus Takes On The Israel Bashers (video)

In  Q & A on Australian television recently, Aussie comedian Austen Tayshus (Sandy Gutman) turned serious in order to take on Greens senator-elect Lee Rhiannon, a prominent advocate of BDS, as well as leading Sydney journalist Paul McGeough, another inexorable Aussie critic of Israel.

The encounter was described here:

And now, thanks to Vlad Tepes (of the well-known blog of that name), you can view it here  (hat tip: reader Shirlee, and special thanks to Vlad):


  1. "Israel is allowed to resist peacefully"!!!! Like, lie down and be killed quietly??

    Nazi scum!!

  2. Amazing how the questions are also statements.

    I knew Sandy when we were both students long before he became Austen Tayshus. Hope we can elist him further in the defence against hypocrisy. He's great.

  3. Indeed - he's exceeded my expectations!

  4. The leftists who were calling Israel a 'aparthied' state and ignoring the Islamist crimes agianst thier own people are ignorant of what islam is.

    Perhaps if the leftists on this panel looked up the fatwas online on what the islamist Theocrats want to do to Israel they might change thier tune.

    Or perhaps they should start here first:

    Islams Useful Idiots
    Monday, 07 August 2006

  5. Thanks - I never cease to be amazed at the double standards of Western "feminists"!

  6. Funny really, Sandy came across as a real idiot on the rest of the programme...when this segment started he exploded.

  7. A hot-off-the-press article on another Aussie boy made good:

  8. I saw that segment. He shouted a lot, and spouted a load of rubbish.

  9. He interrupted others spouting rubbish - and did it very good-naturedly, too!

  10. Not really. He came across as a kind of menacing pseudo alpha. He also failed to address the question at hand.


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