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 28 November 2011

"Israel ... The Triumph Of The Human Spirit" (video)

Last week the BBC, in one of those instances in which it surprises and delights by behaving without its customary egregious bias, had an article on its website highlighting Israel's role as a powerhouse of technology.  So much of benefit to humanity, not least in the medical field, comes out of that tiny country, that is of course ignored by the demonisers. This very welcome video, which has appeared on Isreallycool and some other blogs, reminds us of Israel's achievements.

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