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, 20 June 2014

"Operation Brother's Keeper": The IDF's humanity (video)

As reported here, IDF commander-in-chief Lieutenant-General Binjyamin (Benny) Gantz, on a visit this week to an army base involved in “Operation Brother’s Keeper”, which is searching for the three abducted West Bank Jewish teenage boys,
'told the soldiers that every terror attack is a serious event, but the abduction of three high school students is especially severe, “Beyond the severity of an attack, it has the potential for ramifications that we are not prepared for from a strategic perspective.”
Gantz emphasized that every soldier participating in the operation must feel “As if each one of the boys was a member of his family, a member of his staff and his military company.” '
In this brief footage, Gantz also stresses something else:

See also here


  1. In any war between savages and the civilised, I will stand with Israel.

  2. I noticed on SBS tonight they called the boys "missing" and said they had "disappeared". They're no better than PressTV or Russia Today.

    1. And ABC had a report from Al Jazeera that concentrated solely on the Hamas viewpoint. I knew it was biased when my pinko companion volubly expressed the concern I was inwardly feeling!

  3. OT EOZ covers a Sizer rant

  4. Spooner strikes again.
    A great cartoon from today's Age

  5. Thanks. I stopped buying The Age ("The Spencer Street Soviet") ages ago, and am not as familiar with his work as I doubtless ought to be.

    1. He's worth keeping an eye out for:


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