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 2 January 2013

Zionist Stalwart Hoffman's Heroes & Villains Of 2012

British pro-Israel activist Jonathan Hoffman, long a stawart of the Zionist Federation and a man who often goes where others fear to tread, has selected his list of (mainly British) deserving individuals in a variety of categories for their performances in the year just ended:

Person of the Year: Ronnie Fraser for enduring hours of hostile cross-examination in order to establish that his trade union UCU is institutionally antisemitic (the verdict of the industrial tribunal is not expected until April). All who deplore racism – and that is the vast majority of humanity – owe Ronnie an enormous debt of gratitude.

Human Rights Award: The IDF for achieving – in Operation Pillar of Defence – a ratio of civilian:combatant casualties of around 1:1, unprecedentedly low in the history of asymmetric warfare

Inhuman Rights Award: Jacques Rogge for failing to agree a memorial in the Olympics Stadium for the Israeli Athletes murdered 40 years ago in Munich

Most Enjoyable Cultural Performances of the Year: Habima’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ and the Batsheva ballet – both were unforgettable – please come back soon!

Gift Horse Awards (“Never look a gift horse in the mouth”): Lord [Andrew] Phillips (‘huge admirer of the Jewish people’ who thinks Jews are ‘on the suicide path’) and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (‘deep affection for the Jewish people’ who are committing ‘assisted suicide’).

Most Confused Chairman Award: Len Wardle of the Co-Op who denied all knowledge of the ICJ’s 2004 Judgment, despite its inclusion in the Co-Op’s written justification for its partial boycott!

Foot in Door Award to a Journalist: Asa Winstanley of Electronic Intifada, for demanding that Richard Millett tell him who funds his blog

Most Hypocritical Politician Award: Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton, for encouraging picketing of the SodaStream shop in Brighton despite its ‘green’ qualities

David Icke Award for Looniest Zionist Conspiracy Allegation: Press TV for suggesting that the UK Olympics was "under the influence of" Zionism

ASHamed Jew Award (as in “The Finkler Question”) : Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC

Misguided Funding Award: Pears Foundation for funding Crisis Action which is lobbying the EU for a boycott of goods produced in Judea and Samaria.

Obnoxious Statement Award: Tim Llewellyn [ex-BBC] who described the founding of Israel thus: “the imposition and implanting of an alien people”

Wilful Misrepresentation Award: The BDS crew for failing to acknowledge that in awarding contracts, the only thing UK local authorities can legally consider is value for the taxpayer.


  1. I would like to nominate Michael Leunig and his cartoon here: 'First they came...'

    for a Der Sturmer award.

  2. We saw the Habimah "Merchant" when they performed at the London Globe as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and very good they were too, especially in ignoring the crazed BDS attempts at disruption. Fantastic reception.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Brian. I'm glad the mean-spirited boycotters were thwarted.


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