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)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Australia, Israel, & Homeland Security Know-How (video)

Here's a video from Australia in which the Trade and Investment manager of the Israel Trade Commission is interviewed by the executive editor of Asia Pacific Security Magazine.

Explains the uploader:
"Richard Vesely, Manager, Trade and Investments, Israel Trade Commission introduces ISRAEL HLS 2012 Expo & Conference with a focus on Safe Cities & Critical Infrastructure. The bi-annual event includes keynote Israeli and International Speakers and a mock emergency incident under management. Richard also provides an overview of the Israel Trade Commission and Israel's advanced standing in the homeland security market in the Asia Pacific and why participating in delegations to Israel, as planned for 2013 is important for professional development.
Interview with Chris Cubbage, Executive Editor of the Asia Pacific Security Magazine, at Security 2012 Exhibition and Conference, Sydney. Produced in association with Diversified Exhibitions"
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  1. Interesting
    WILLIAM COOPER: GENTLE WARRIOR, Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews

    With a 3 chapter sample!

  2. Weird - I couldn't find it by copying that into my browser.
    I mentioned William Cooper on here a while ago, and without wishing to take anything away from him, I wish Aussie Jews would give Critchley Parker Jr, who tried to found a refugee settlement in Tasmania and died in the attempt, as many kudos as they give William Cooper.

    1. The link still works for me?

      I think Cooper was largely forgotten (not "radical" enough for the black armband brigade) and interest has been revived by Yad Vashem.
      "Dadon told The Weekend Australian: "Both Warren and I were following our allocated guide, David Metzler, when we heard him say, 'You Australians should know that a group of Aboriginal people led by William Cooper held in your country the only private protest against the Germans following Kristallnacht'."
      Dadon knew about Cooper and his protest, but he found it remarkable to have a guide at Yad Vashem refer to it unprompted."

      Re: Parker
      Maybe if you've got the time write a wikipedia article, he deserves more than a forest.

    2. Very interesting. Thanks, Ian.
      The wiki idea is one I'll consider.


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