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)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Robin's Song For Israel

I must confess that although I've always been a fan of the Bee Gees, I had no idea until just now, when I followed a link left on my previous post by a much-valued reader, that they composed a song about Israel, and have been warm friends of the embattled little state.

Here's the video, but for much more on the amity that the late lamented Robin Gibb and his group have shown to Israel see Debbie Schlussel's piece here (Hat tip: Herb)

1 comment:

  1. "the embattled little state"

    This is the most poignant description of Israel I have seen. Thank you for lending it to me sometimes.


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