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 3 December 2014

Thanks For The MEMRI: A call to action

As reported here, the highly illuminating and highly valued videos by, which show, with translations from the Arabic, what is being said by Islamic extremists on Middle Eastern media regarding Israel, Jews, Jihad and infidels, have been taken down by YouTube.
 ("This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.")
This outrageous decision means that although the censored videos are still available on MEMRI's own website, they are not as widely distributed as they could and should be.  The videos from the MEMRI TV Channel that I and other bloggers have embedded on our sites or linked to do not show up now.

Aussie pro-Israel activist Shirlee Finn (aka "Shirl in Oz" as a commenter) is on the case, with this plea:
For some unknown reason YouTube, which allows the most vile antisemitic, anti-Christian, racist, sexually explicit, jihadist and homophobic videos to stand on its web site, has chosen to remove the MEMRI Channel which is nothing but the truth. It offers direct translations the vile trash taken from the Middle East media, as the name suggests.
 This Channel is bringing the truth to the world, yet Youtube deletes it. What an utter disgrace.
 Please contact them asking for it to be reinstated.
 Copy and paste the URL into the address bar
 Scroll down to HELP and then click send Feedback. You need to be on the page in order to send a screen shot
Please post this on you [Facebook] walls and share it where you can, this is an important web site which needs to be reinstated.
Please share widely!

Update: MEMRI has had its video channel restored! Catch it while you can.


  1. I wonder how many of the articles on my site are now missing videos.?
    A help of favourites on Youtube are as are those in my bookmarks

    I used to have a habit of downloading the videos I use from FB but the habit seems to have gone out of the window.

    We know full well who has done a mass reporting job to get it taken down. Don't we? The truth hurts.

  2. Shirlee, I was remiss in not noting that your site is Jews Down Under, which of course is on my blog roll.


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