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)

Sunday 28 August 2011

Israel Supporter Baits Anti-Israel Vipers (video)

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a  line of mainly middle-aged protesters spewing out their venom against Israel for having the audacity to respond to the recent attacks from Gaza on its civilians is approached by a good guy.
"What Jewish family?" asks one, when he tackles them regarding hypocrisy and double standards.  (Watch the derisive, dismissive smiles on their faces as the Israel-supporter explains that it was a family "killed the other day".)
"I hate commiters of genocide, so I oppose the Israeli state!" hisses another, wild-eyed with rage at being cornered.
The recent attacks on Palestinians in Syria? No words of condemnation at all.
The vipers' venom is reserved for Israel, of course.
You might have already seen this video on other blogs, including, inevitably, the fastest draw in the west (and not only the west!), Elder of Ziyon.
In showing up the ignorance, spite, and sheer ugliness of the Israel-demonising Left, including Jews who lustly join in the demonisation of Israel, the video is a classic.

Regarding Jews in the ranks of Israel's foes, I'm reminded of Isaac Deutscher's "non-Jewish Jews" (deracinated types like revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, who refused to countenance a separate destiny for the Jewish People or to protest wrongs committed specfically against Jews), as well as of something Isi Leibler wrote recently regarding pro-BDS elements within Israel:
"The Jewish state remains the only country in the world which, since its inception, has been obliged to defend itself from neighbors committed to its destruction, and whose civilians are still subject to ongoing rocket attacks. In a recent poll, the vast majority of Palestinians reaffirmed their desire to kill every single Jewish man, woman and child.
Yet Israel remains one of the most robust democracies in the world. It boasts the highest level of free press. Its leaders, including the president and prime minister, are held to stricter accountability than ordinary citizens. And Israel provides its Arabs citizens (who amount to 20% of the population), the right to elect radical MKs who express the views of those seeking our destruction....
In recent years, much of the Israeli Left seems to have lost the plot. Not so long ago, the dominant Israel Labor party prided itself on representing the essence of the Zionist establishment. Its role models were pioneers and farmers creating settlements and transforming deserts into gardens.
In contrast, today the Israeli far Left has been hijacked by urban post-Zionists. Many left-wing academics seem to have absorbed the cosmopolitan characteristics of diaspora Jewry. Some, like the 19th-century Russian Jewish Social Revolutionaries who regarded pogroms as necessary to create revolutionary consciousness among the masses, today even identify with the Palestinian jihadists and pay tribute to their culture of death.
They share the outlook of European post-modernists, and classify Israel with European post-colonial guilt. They spew hatred against their own people, demonize the IDF and paved the way for the Goldstone Report. In so doing they were assured instant recognition and standing among their European counterparts. [My emphasis]""


  1. These people belong to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Code Pink brigades. The first woman is Dr. Nancy Murray, a well known American peace activist, and the second one is Ethel Sweed, indeed a modern Rosa Luxemburg and a Jewess who opposes the very existence of the State of Israel – in her view the WHOLE of Israel belong the Palestinians, period.

    “I take action against genocide because my family died in the Holocaust” she says (her immediate family was in the USA during the Holocaust) -- Not so! She takes action because she is a typical useful idiot – perhaps someone should tell this useful idiot that had there been Israel a few years earlier perhaps her family would have survived the Holocaust.

    There is little doubt that dad Israel lost its war of independence in 1948 the world would have witnessed a second holocaust in four years, this time in the hand of the Arab armies the invaded Israel.

    There have always been Anti-Jews Jews, from Anti-Zionists to Communists, Bolsheviks and even Nazi collaborators (Kapo). These days we have the Ethel Sweeds of this world, the Israeli so-called “human rights activists” and the “new historians” who seek to rewrite history not very original given people like Noam Chomsky (a Jew too), Howard Zinn and some our (Aussie) “historians”.

  2. They can't be Rudolf Valentino fans, though - he was the previous generation's heartthrob!

  3. Thanks, Jacob - you're always very informative.

  4. Daphne - you may want to check this out:
    counter protestors at a Max Brenner shop:

    Herb Glatter

  5. Must be telepathy, Herb - am on the case right now and about to post something.


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