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, 6 December 2012

Out With The Old, In With The New?


And afterwards:

Read more here

Incidentally, BBCWatch has a fine post today showing how the Biased Broadcasting Corporation projects its view of how the solution to the Middle East conflict should be onto its reportage.

On the subject of Israel's relations with the media, Trevor Asserson has an excellent article here


  1. Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard has an interesting piece on the current situation:

    "... even those in Israel who are unhappy about their government's settlement policy feel that the entire nation is being punished by the international community — over breaches of agreements perpetrated by the Palestinians. And, they say, it is not the first time: Palestinian suicide bombers, during the second intifada, were eventually stopped by the construction of Israel's wall. Yet the wall, which saved Israeli lives when nothing else did, was greeted with international outrage and condemnation.

    In this latest such situation, Israel successfully protected its citizens from Palestinian rocket attacks, via Iron Dome and other missile defence systems. But the result was that when Abu Mazen went to New York, instead of being pilloried by the world for the rocket attacks, he was received with rapture and rewarded.

    Thus Israel's response in announcing the housing units is born of a bitter reaction to the wholesale international swallowing of the Palestinian narrative.

    It is difficult to see how such a stance can be cooled down. Certainly the mood in Jerusalem is one of white-hot fury."

  2. I am 50/50 on the prediction that when it turns out the EU, UN and Obama can't uninvent Israel that the angry Arab underclass of Europe will rise up and burn down small areas of it. Which is fine, since it will result in Islamic Autonomous Regions in Europe. I suggest they start with Manchester or whatever the Muslims decide to call it under Sharia law.


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