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)

Friday 10 June 2011

Bibi Netanyahu On A Palestinian State - Back In 1978 (video)

For all Bibi fans!  A great speaker now, a great speaker then.  And a nice bit of eye candy for the girls!


  1. Thank you Daphne :) only quickly passing through this week, but I will always find time to enjoy a beautiful and courageous mind, especially when it comes wrapped in such eye candy...;) Yummmiee (with the assumed permission of Mrs. Netanyahu).
    Incidentally, why is Bibi introduced with what sounds like another name, than Netanyahu?

    PS: very much enjoyed the other bright light, the French Philosopher - will get back to that later.

  2. From Wikipedia, Rita:
    After his army service Netanyahu returned to the United States, studied and earned a B.S. degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, an M.S. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1977, and studied political science at Harvard University. At that time he changed his name to Benjamin Ben Nitai (Nitai, a reference to both Mount Nitai and to the eponymous Jewish sage Nittai of Arbela, was a pen name often used by his father for articles). Years later, in an interview with the media, Netanyahu clarified that he decided to do so to make it easier for Americans to pronounce his name. This fact has been used by his political rivals to accuse him indirectly of a lack of Israeli national identity and loyalty.


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