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 25 December 2013

To My Christian Readers

Thank you for following my blog.  May you have a Merry Christmas.  And of course Compliments of the Season to everyone else.

Interesting, not necessarily merry, Christmas-themed articles here and here
Richard Millett's report on the replica "Wall" (the one that defends Israelis against suicide bombers) outside St James's Church , Piccadilly here
(More photos of that, the church's latest Israel-demonising initiative, by an old chum of ours here)
And a special mention of Christian reader Ian G. for the many pro-Israel articles and articles of Jewish interest on his blog (born during the past year) here
Bibi's Christmas message here


  1. Merry Christmas Christian readers, I hope you survived the day with most of your sanity intact.

    I notice Jews Down Under has picked up on this and have a good article on the background.
    Danny Ayalon – “TheTruth about ………..”

    Rebuttal The Real Truth about Palestine

    1. I'll have a look, Ian. Thanks for all your links.

  2. Thank you very much, Daphne. I had a positive comment from Shirl in Oz as well. Lovely gifts to receive on Christmas Day. St. James' Piccadilly is viewed with askance bordering on horror by most evangelical Anglicans and many Anglo-Catholic Anglicans. It compromises the faith in so many ways and it comes as no surprise to learn of its attitude to Israel. I would hesitate to call it Christian without a massive conditional clause explaining how big a gap exists between my approach and theirs on many, many things aside from Israel.

    1. Thanks, Ian. I nearly called it a ratbag leftist liberation theology church but didn't want to sound too unkind.


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