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 31 December 2014

Among Australian Jewry, None So Blind As Those Who Won't See

Newly posted to Facebook by The Online Hate Prevention Institute (run by Dr Andre Oboler):

As breathtakingly naive as it is ostensibly nice.

For this goes far beyond condemnation of attacks on individuals who happen to be Muslim, and gratuitous baiting of members of the Muslim community, disgraceful behaviour which most decent people deplore.

I am hardly the only Australian Zionist concerned that Jews are giving aid and comfort to those who hate Israel, and that Jews are helping to muzzle free debate on an ideology that is widely regarded as misogynistic, antisemitic, and violent, and at odds with Western democracy, let alone that Jews are abetting the concept of "Islamophobia".

The latter is, as Australian Jew Michael Burd put it in the Australian Jewish News (26 December) "an over-used term ... meant to shut down all debate and leave many an innocent person feeling like a racist".

This post by the Online Hate Prevention Institute has received "Likes" on Facebook by people who, frankly, should know better.

The attitude seen represents the thin end of a wedge which might well lead Australian Jewish leadership organisations to ban the likes of Dr Mordechai Kedar from addressing communal audiences, as the British Board of Deputies recently did.

 "None so blind as those who won't see", as the old saying goes.

Cross-posted at Jews Down Under


  1. Utter berks!

  2. Keep the pressure up Daph.

    I through my site today and found the poster linking the ICV with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    1. Shirlee, I removed that link from this post in response to a suggestion that it might be unfair to Dr O.
      I offered him a guest blog in reply.

    2. You should never have given in to the bully. Maybe he should read this by Issy Leibler.

      Candidly Speaking: Islamophobia and the Jews

  3. Like it or not Islam is anti-Semitic. The vary quotes on the Hamas charter deemed anti-Semitic come directly from the mainstream Islamic scripture. Islam doesn't hate Jews in the Christian "replacement" or "conversion" model but actually preaches all Jews must die:

    The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews. (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, see also Sahih Muslim, 41:6981, Sahih Muslim, 41:6982, Sahih Muslim, 41:6983, Sahih Muslim, 41:6984, Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:56:791,(Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:52:177)

    This is why Mosques and Islamic Schools in Australia and around the world continue to teach Jew-hatred and occasionally are caught doing so. for example:

    It is not Islamophobia to point this out but it is stupid of Jewish organisations not to.

    1. The OHPI has also veered into the online fight against misogyny. I am not quite sure how it treats the issue of Islamic misogyny, as outlined in this document from the Center for the Study of Political Islam:


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