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)

Saturday 9 June 2012

Two Of A Kind

While, on its notoriously anti-Israel "Comment is Free" section, the left-liberal Guardian has been indulging the opinions of a no less a personage than Ismail Haniyeh from Hamas, an outfit known for its decidedly non-liberal credentials and its visceral Jew-hatred, that newspaper's ideological twin the BBC has been pimping a report from Amnesty International that excoriates Israel.

Robin Shepherd has an incisive critique of the former development here, and asks whether the Guardian, which he describes as wallowing in the sewer (I won't disagree!),  is now "the most bigoted newspaper in Britain".

Meanwhile, Gidon Shaviv has an excellent analysis here of Amnesty International's unreliability as a credible source regarding Israel.  (Jeremy Bowen, Jon Donnison, Yolande Knell and Co., please note.)

See also here

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