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, 22 November 2013

Stop Hurting Israel: American pro-Israel group opens a petition

With the slogan "While Israel is negotiating peace ... Europe is hurting Israel," an American pro-Israel organisation has opened a petition, to which as many signatories as possible are obviously sought.  The gist of the petition is:
"The European Commission has adopted Guidelines that ban funding and cooperation with Israeli entities in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Gaza. These Guidelines are economic warfare against Israel. They contradict international law and agreements, EU legal precedents, and the EU’s treatment of other nations with disputed territory – and they undermine the peace process. If you believe in fairness, you cannot let this stand."
Implicit in the organisation's initiative is the threat of economic retaliation via a boycott of European goods if the Guidelines are actually enforced.

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