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 16 April 2012

Grumpy Old Wimmin For Palestine

I've asked before, and I'll ask again: what is it about the anti-Israel cause that attracts so many women, particularly of a certain age?

I'd have thought that these veterans of the women's liberation era would be protesting outside the embassies of countries where such outrages as the routine abortion of female foetuses, female infanticide, female genital mutilation, "honour" killings, and "dowry" murders are everyday occurrences.

I'd have thought that if they wanted to demonstrate against further suffering in the world, the butchery in Syria, the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, the treatment of women, minorities, and gays in Islamist countries would be obvious targets for their outrage.

But, of course, Israel is their selected focus for rage and obloquy.

I wonder why.
Here's the scene at Manchester Airport on Sunday, when a bevy of women, with some men including a voluble Scottish anti-Israel activist, descended on the check-in desk of their chosen airline.

Never mind.  They could always hop on a flight to Damascus ...


  1. What are the ZIonists afraid of ? A few women walking with the help of canes visiting Palestine! Israel calims to be the only democracy in the region, but its hasbara is increasingly tattered particularly after Operation cast lead and the flotilla masssacre.

    Decades of propoganda advantage is coming unstuck and that is why so many women are coming to peacefully see for themselves the situation in the West bank. So what is Israel afraid of ?

  2. You make a good point. Just herd them on to any random plane going any random place. Since it matters nothing WHERE they protest....

  3. How pathetic! Apologists fro countries like Syria could as their protestors to protest against Israel's genocide and so on. Each passing the buck to another and continuing their barbarities.

  4. more women for Palestine on this thread


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