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 29 August 2012

In Melbourne, Screaming Ferals Picket Israeli Film Festival (video)

The AICE Israeli Film Festival has got underway Down Under.  To quote the uploader's blurb to the following trailer:
"The AICE Israeli Film Festival is spreading its wings in 2012, taking the best of Israeli cinema across Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange the ninth AICE Israeli Film Festival will screen more films over more days than even before, with an expanded program of some of the best Israeli films from the last twelve months.
The exciting selection of films in this year's program reflects the growing success of the Israeli film industry, which has developed a voice, a character and identity of its own. The 2012 AICE Israeli Film Festival features prizewinners from prestigious festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem and San Sebastian, as well as winners from the 2011 Ophirs (Israeli 'Oscars')."

Carrying banners showing the whole of Eretz Israel's map coloured red, white and green, and chanting the all-too-familiar vow that Israel will be eradicated, the Israel-hating ferals who call themselves Students For Palestine have (as shown in this brief Jewish News footage) been giving their usual performance:

Hat tip: reader Shirlee


  1. For Michael Danby's criticism (and Dr Colin Rubenstein of AIJAC's) in his speech at the opening of the Festival of the Fairfax Press's bias re Israel see

    1. What a pathetic bunch of people, there were less than 30 there. No wonder they need bullhorns.

      Re Fairfax
      The two letters in The Age are typical.
      One points out facts like “Breaking the Silence” are discredited, the other blathers “I’ve been there and it’s all true”.

    2. At least The Age doesn't have Leunig amy more...


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