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)

Sunday 19 May 2013

"If Someone Says You're A Dirty Jew, Can You Show Them You're Clean?": The New Antisemitism (video)

"It comes from the Right, it comes from the Left," observes this hard-hitting, must-watch Israeli-made video (with English subtitles, and featuring interviews with, among others, the intrepid pro-Israel British blogger Richard Millett, and the notorious Lauren Booth) exposing the nature and extent of "The New Antisemitism" in the West, with the focus on the United States and Britain.

"Money and media, both in the hands of Jewry, decides who will live and who will die," is a quite representative  example of the mindset of many of these "new" (in reality not-so-new) antisemites.

There are also the usual canards accusing Israel of apartheid and genocide.

"Anti-Zionism is a very strong cover for antisemitism," remarks Millett, the veteran of numerous encounters with anti-Israel demonisers at their various functions.

"If you say it about Jews, and especially if you use the word Zionist, you're immune, you're exempt [from condemnation as a racist]" observes one exasperated commentator correctly ...

It's nearly three-quarters of an hour long, but is worth the time taken to view it.

(Hat tip: reader Shirlee)


  1. A Canadian television station has a four-part documentary about the "New Antisemitism" called "Jew Bashing" The first two parts, "Antisemitism in the Islamic world" and "Antisemitism in Europe" can be seen online.

    The last two parts, Antisemitism in the US and Antisemitism in Canada should available online May 21st and 28th respectively.

  2. A brilliant article by Howard Jacobson
    It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more


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