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)

Friday, 14 September 2012

Myths About Palestine & The Occupation (videos)

Jacob Prasch is a Christian missionary based in Israel, and he fishes for Jewish souls, which obviously does not endear him to those he seeks to proselytise.  Regrettable and offensive though such attempts are (there were quite enough of those in the Galut through the centuries), he makes a number of pertinent points in defence of Israel, not least regarding territorial occupations around the world and and the hypocrisy of those who, having only the Jewish State in their sights, turn a blind eye to them.

Prasch's disparaging reference to the UN and its Human Rights Council reminds me that Hillel Neuer of UN Watch has just drawn attention to the anti-Israel views of official Alfred de Zayas, and has opened a petition demanding that de Zayas be stripped of his post.  Read more here (hat tip: reader Rita)

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