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)

Saturday 22 November 2014

"Their Main Goal Is To Eliminate Israel & Establish An Islamic State": Jordanian opposition figure on Palestinian aims (video)

Just posted by Mudar Zahran re Jordan
Here's Mudar Zahran, the Jordanian opposition figure of Palestinian background who's very sympathetic to Israel, interviewed on Brett and Jon Rappaport's current affairs series The Final Say about the current situation in the Middle East. 
"They are ... in their own world when it comes to radicalism and hatred of Israel ...Their main goal is to eliminate Israel and establish an Islamic state."
In that quotation, is Mr Zahran talking about Hamas?

No.  He's talking about the attitude of Palestinians in the West Bank, where he spent this past summer.

The entire interview, not overly long, is worth listening to, but the relevant section starts at about 13:15, when Mr Zahran's interviewer asks him whether there are any genuine partners for peace on the Palestinian side.

Regarding the people of Gaza, he says
 "[T]hey have had enough of Hamas.  They would love to see Hamas go."
 He is scornful of the Kerry Plan and the current vogue for recognising Palestinian statehood..
  "The Palestinian Authority is corrupt and affiliated with terrorism."
"Basically the West is pushing Israel as if [statehood] is going to solve all the problems .... It's a bad idea."
His solution?
 "[T]he only logical option is a Palestinian state east of the river ...."
 Another brave Arab gentleman, speaking earlier this year:

And see this from the son of a Hamas leader, in the current Telegraph


  1. On a different note, that of campus abuse of pro-Israel students, be sure to look at this:

  2. I'd like to know why none of the posted videos on your blog ever show up on my mobile device (using iPhone 4)

    1. Sorry, Alexandre - didn't see your comment before now.
      I have the same trouble - can't see them on iPad nor on Firefox - can see them on Internet Explorer.
      I don't know what the trouble is.
      I hope some technically minded person might know the answer.

    2. Have you tried Opera? It seems to show everything and doesn't import malware. Maybe IE is too much protected now, blocking things one actually wants to see. .

    3. Thanks for the suggestion, Ariadne. IE is okay for me. Firefox is the problem. Perhaps Alexandre will have better luck with Opera though.

  3. See this!


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