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 4 August 2017

Sizer Says: "I Am Always Made to Feel Very Welcome"

Our old friend the ex-vicar of Virginia Water has landed in the land he loves to slur, and is now in Bethlehem.

Surprised Israel let him in?

In answer to one of his followers who expressed that very thought, our old friend has paid unwitting tribute to the strength of Israeli tolerance and forbearance:

I'd like to share with this Israel-delegitimiser and so-called "Peacemaker Mediator," who seems to evince no sympathy whatever for Jewish links to ancient holy places (remember this?), the words of a rationally-minded  Jerusalem-based rabbi from the Reform tradition on Tisha b'Av this very week:

'Twenty five hours of darkness...
Twenty five hours of memory...
Twenty five hours of recalling how they poured out our blood...
At this hour, we hold in our hearts centuries of Jews persecuted just for being Jews ... tortured, scorned, and driven to pitiless deaths.
And we remember the Temples...
One thousand years of devotion...
One thousand years of encountering God on earth in the heart of Jerusalem.
These are facts of history ... facts that today are tragically denied by much of the Palestinian leadership.
They say that the Temples are a matter of “belief”.
They refuse to accept that centuries before Islam, Jews worshiped God in beautiful structures on that noble mount for more than a millennium.
They will not acknowledge the slaughter, the destruction, and the gruesome losses that Jews experienced.
Know this:
Deniers of history do not genuinely seek peace.
Those who seek to delegitimise the other, and the facts of the past, have little familiarity with olive branches.
There is one thing even more painful than the memories of this day:
That on this day of memory, there are those who seek to deny that our memories have any validity at all.
And so we fast. For the past ... and the present...

(Emphasis added)


  1. I am surprised they let him in. But now that he's in he should never be allowed to leave.

    1. Even en route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem he was post comments on social media accusing Israel of apartheid "on steroids".

  2. I want to "thank" Sizer for contributing to Israel's economy ,Food,Hotel, transportation ...


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