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 22 November 2011

Caroline Glick On A Nuclear Iran & What Might Be Done To Prevent It (video)

The following new video has already appeared on Atlas Shrugs and other blogs.  It's labelled "Caroline Glick: Stopping Iran" but is in fact of somewhat broader scope than the title implies.  In her talk to the Center for Security Policy's National Security Group on Capitol Hill, the Jerusalem Post deputy editor and columnist considers the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran not only to Israel but to the United States and to Europe.  She points out that to the Ahmadinejad regime, with its global ambitions and fanaticism, "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!" are hardly mere slogans.  She advises the United States to be far less sanguine than it currently is about the implications for national security of the presence of thousands of Iranian operatives in Latin America. Yet she also warns that the chief target of Iranian missiles might be Europe.  She discusses the likelihood and nature of a pre-emptive Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear installations, and discusses the possibly favourable (for Israel) outcome of the overthrow of the Assad regime in Syria, which of course would mean the toppling of a regime hostile to Israel rather than one allied with Israel as Mubarak's was or effectively neutral, like Gadaffi's ...

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