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)

Monday, 9 September 2013

"The Apartheid Smear": Sound Sense From Professor Alan Johnson (videos)

Professor Alan Johnson is a Senior Research Fellow at the British Israel Research & Communications Centre (BICOM); see his biography here

In a panel discussion at the University of Leicester earlier this year, hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and chaired by Ismail Patel of Friends of Al Aqsa, on the topic "Is Israel an apartheid state?", Professor Johnson spoke spiritedly in support of Israel, demolishing the canard that Israeli policies resemble those of Apartheid-era South Africa:


  1. OT
    Isi Leibler make an interesting point regarding Labor turn against Israel.
    Candidly Speaking: A friendlier Australian government
    It is also ironic that, whereas the former Labor government abandoned Israel in order to procure Arab support for its candidature to the UN Security Council, the Arabs will have effectively guaranteed the appointment of what will in all likelihood be the most pro-Israel government on the council.

  2. Also in 'apartheid' news
    Meet the Technion’s new valedictorian in medicine
    You’ll find Israeli-Arab physicians on staff at every Israeli hospital. But only Carmel Medical Center in Haifa can boast that its newest Israeli-Arab obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Mais Ali Saleh, recently graduated No. 1 in her class at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, one of the country’s top medical schools.


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