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)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

David Singer: Palestine – Russia Following France On Diplomatic Journey To Nowhere

Here's the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

The media has gone into overdrive after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu to Moscow for direct talks.

Al-Sisi broke the news during an interview on 22 August with the chief editors of state-run newspapers Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhouriya:
"The Russian president has informed me that he has invited Palestinian President [Abbas] and Prime Minister Netanyahu for a meeting in Moscow.
Egypt supports these efforts and both sides are urged to participate and respond positively to the initiative for the sake of finding light at the end of the tunnel for Palestinians and establishing their state alongside Israel."
The Russian invitation has not yet been confirmed by Putin.

However even assuming the meeting was indeed to eventuate – it must be crystal clear to any impartial observer that such a Moscow talkfest will end up in the garbage bin of history, like so many similar meetings over the last 20 years that have failed to resolve the 100 years-old Jewish-Arab conflict.

Peace negotiations between Netanyahu and Abbas remain deadlocked on one perennial and fundamental Israeli demand – that Israel be recognised as the Jewish State.

Abbas made his rejection of this demand very clear on 30 November 2014 when speaking to leaders of the Arab world in Cairo:
“We will never recognize the Jewishness of the state of Israel.”
Abbas has now backed up this statement by threatening to sue Britain for issuing the Balfour Declaration in 1917 – which ultimately led to the League of Nations unanimously approving the Mandate for Palestine in 1922 calling for the “reconstitution of the Jewish National Home in Palestine”.

Abbas has been emboldened in taking this stance after the Obama administration wavered in America’s previous long-standing commitment to support this Israeli non-negotiable demand.

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to downplay supporting Israel’s position when he told a Senate panel in March 2014:
“Jewish state’ was resolved in 1947 in Resolution 181 where there are more than 40—30 mentions of ‘Jewish state’. In addition, chairman Arafat in 1988 and again in 2004 confirmed that he agreed it would be a Jewish state. And there are any other number of mentions.”
Any Arafat declarations are meaningless – having been replaced with statements of outright rejection by Abbas. Arafat cannot rule from the grave.

Obama will soon be political history and his successor – either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump  – have both made clear that the Obama-Kerry position will be reversed.

Hillary Clinton declared on 4 November 2015
“I am deeply committed to Israel’s future as a secure and democratic Jewish state” 
 Donald Trump stated on 26 March 2016:
“Basically I support a two-state solution on Israel. But the Palestinian Authority has to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Have to do that.”
France’s attempt to convene an international conference later this year has been apparently undertaken without first attempting to get Abbas to moderate his stance by finally acknowledging and accepting the decisions of the international community expressed in the Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the United Nations Charter.

Indeed Abbas’s threat to sue Britain is a diplomatic kick below the belt for France’s efforts to broker a solution.

Putin would be politically naïve if he failed to sound out Abbas before facilitating any Moscow meeting.

Laying on the vodka, caviar and a Kremlin guard of honour whilst hosting talks that must inevitably lead to nowhere is the last photo-op Putin surely needs.

Strong man being derided with egg on face is not a pretty sight.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

"I'm Loyal to the Country That Gave Me Everything" (video)

 Many people will already have seen this heart-warming video by a brave Israeli Arab lady.

But heart-chilling is this troubling report of Anglo-Jewish "Trembling Israelites" at their most craven:

A Jewish newspaper in the UK smears a Zionist movement in a badly researched hatchet job, a London synagogue bows down to pressure and cancels a Zionist event. A scene from an antisemitic horror movie? No, this is the actual state of affairs of Jewish London in 2016. ...
Questions now need to be asked about just where British Jewry is heading. Are the ‘red fascists’ taking hold in our community? ...
 My political position is supported by the majority of Israelis. I will not sit quietly whilst cowards, bullies and naive astroturf suppliers manipulate the Jewish community into believing blue and white are tainted colours. I will wave the Israeli flag and I will not be silenced.  This synagogue needs to be challenged by its members to understand *on what grounds exactly* was the Zionist voice silenced. This is a disease that must not be allowed to spread. ...
Read the full outrageous story here

Also, this timely article by Alan Dershowitz

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sex Slaves & Other Infidels: A Posse of Passionate Preachers (videos)

More lovable expositors of that Olde Tyme Religion.

First, the Hezbollah preacher informing of Israel's imminent demise.  (Come to think of it, he doesn't look too convinced!)

'In a TV interview, Lebanese cleric Hashem Safieddine, head of the Executive Council of Hizbullah, said that "Israel is closer than ever before to its demise" and warned that "the time for operations will come." When the interviewer asked whether Hizbullah was capable of entering the Galilee or "even further than the Galilee" with ground forces, Safieddine responded: "We have that capability. Of course." The interview aired on Mayadeen TV on August 8.'
Second, an Iraqi Shiite salivating about sex slaves:

'Iraqi Ayatollah Abdul Karim Al-Haeri, Director of the Karbala Hawza Shiite seminary, said in a video that after the arrival of the Mahdi, it would be permissible to take five or ten slave girls from among those who oppose the imam, and to offer them to friends for sex, when they come over.
Al-Haeri recommended this as a means to prevent marital problems: "If his wife asks him where he was, he has no problem [telling her he was with his friend]," he said.
Excerpts from the lecture were posted on April 7 on the Facebook page of Beith Al-Wujdan Al-Thaqafi, a group focused on enlightenment and extremism in the Arab and Islamic world.'
(Hey, Pope Francis, what in Christianity is analogous to this? .... Nu?  Nah, I don't think His Naive Holiness could provide a convincing answer, even if he tried to, do you?)

Third, a Kuwaiti alleging a Jewish-Masonic conspiracy:

 'In a 2011 episode of his religious TV show, Kuwaiti preacher Nabil Al-Awadi claimed that there was a Jewish-Freemason conspiracy aimed at instilling un-Islamic messages in the mind of children through popular animated films. "The whole world has turned SpongeBob," he complained. "They are instilling the message that boys are wimps, sissies, and girlish, whereas girls are butch, strong, and masculine... Brothers, there is homosexuality in cartoons." Al-Awadi further said that "Jews are behind most of the American companies today." The show aired on Al-Watan TV on September 24, 2011.'
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Monday, 22 August 2016

The Stench Beneath Some Scotsmen's Kilts (updated again)

An exclusive report here
"An international push to make Google show Israel’s illegal wall around Palestinian territory on its Maps service will be launched this week by a Scottish MEP.

The SNP’s Alyn Smith will launch the #showthewall petition in partnership with the global activism network Avaaz, which has 44m members in 194 countries.Smith, who sits on the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said the absence of the so-called “separation barrier” from Google Maps appeared “deliberate and excessive”. ...."

Read more about this push from Smith, a contender for the Scottish National Party's deputy leadership, by clicking on the caption.

We all know what that "Celtic fans' Palestinian flag protest" entailed, of course.

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign chief Napier explained it thus:

 George Galloway had this comment:

And blogger Edgar Davidson has this graphic one here that's worth 1000 words:

As most readers will know, Glasgow's footie teams, "Celtic" and "Rangers," have histories rooted in sectarianism: "Celtic" football club has Glaswegian Irish Catholic roots and "Rangers" Protestant ones.  It would seem that the support for Palestinian nationalism that became evident in Irish Republican circles in the 1970s, and persists in the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which is among the most vicious of the PSC's branches and imitators, along with an unhealthy dose of antisemitism that arguably stems from traditional Catholic Church influences, drives much of this hostility towards Israel, abetted by Muslim anti-Israel sentiment in Scotland.

The comments beneath this Facebook post by Gorgeous George will help to explain the latter point:

 Beneath that video, commenter Moe Sylver unleashes some demons of the deflecting, conspiracy-laden kind:

And the stench persists:

And gains momentum:

Looks like young Cameron Gore (comment directly above) has no qualms about displaying racist antisemitism.

And as for Tina (see the final comment shown here), just fancy that!

I found that video on the Facebook page of a Scottish anti-Israel fanatic, who like most of his ilk seems to love the Iranian propaganda channel Press TV, notwithstanding the fact that Iran is one of the world's worst violators of human rights.

Here at left is the fanatic's present profile pic.

Very eloquent as to the endgame, eh?

 I blogged recently about the latest anti-Israel Hatefest in Scotland.

So (magnificently) did David Collier, here

I realise  he's not a Scot, but I can't resist adding this footage of a literal comedian, Londoner Mark Thomas.  In the opening frames he and as-a-Jew BDS activist Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi hove into view, and then the comedian goes on about the Shalom Festival (which was a grand counter in Ediburgh to all the recent hate) and about pride in BDS.

It's stuff that shows the puerile mindset of the anti-Israel set.

And the damnable self-importance of "Artists for Palestine".

More obscenity:

Read about this woman here
 Click on caption (feint, but there) for link to article 

25 August 2016: The SPSC chief's obscene characterisation of Israel in the wake of the Italian earthquake gets lots of likes and shares:

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Why Donald Trump is Good for Jews & Why Hillary Clinton isn't (video)

Here's Canadian broadcaster Ezra Levant (The Rebel, giving a very zippy pep talk to leftist American Jews who don't like Donald Trump but do like Hillary Clinton.

And here's a current article that cites Levant liberally.

Friday, 19 August 2016

"Palestine, Pearl of the Muslim Lands ... Oh Allah, Annihilate the Jews!"

So rants one of those olde tyme fire and brimstone preachers, in Al Aqsa Mosque:

Says the uploader,
 'In an address delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on May 20, 2016, as the month of Ramadhan drew near, Palestinian preacher Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad said that he hoped that the Caliphate would be restored in the near future and called upon the armies of the Islamic nation to rally to the battle. Abu Ahmad prayed: "Oh Allah, protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! Oh Allah, annihilate all the Jews! Oh Allah, enable us to kill them!" The address was posted on the Aqsa Call YouTube account.'

Thursday, 18 August 2016

David Singer: Abbas Abandons Peace Negotiations With Israel

Here's the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to prosecute Britain for publishing the 1917 Balfour Declaration amounts to an outright rejection of the right of the Jewish People to have their own State in former Palestine  – the major stumbling block to peacefully resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict for the last 100 years.

Abbas effectively abandoned further peace negotiations with Israel when his Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki announced Abbas’s decision during an Arab League meeting in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on 25 July:
"We are working to open up an international criminal case for the crime which they [Britain] committed against our nation – from the days of the British Mandate all the way to the massacre which was carried out against us from 1948 onwards …
… With the commemoration of 100 years since this historic massacre, and following the continuity of this tragedy, we request that the Secretary General of the Arab League assist us in prosecuting the British government for publishing the Balfour Declaration which caused this catastrophe against the Palestinian people."
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) from its founding in 1964, had labelled the Balfour Declaration a “fraud” – revising this position in 1968 by claiming it was “deemed null and void”.

Such unsubstantiated assertions of British fraud and illegality are supposedly now to be legally challenged – but can Abbas be taken seriously?

Abbas has not similarly threatened France, although France’s Secretary General For Foreign Affairs, Jules Cambon, informed Nahum Sokolow on 4 June 1917 – 5 months before the Balfour Declaration:
“You were good enough to present the project to which you are devoting your efforts, which has for its object the development of Jewish colonization in Palestine. You consider that, circumstances permitting, and the independence of the Holy Places being safeguarded on the other hand, it would be a deed of justice and of reparation to assist, by the protection of the Allied Powers, in the renaissance of the Jewish nationality in that Land from which the people of Israel were exiled so many centuries ago.
The French Government, which entered this present war to defend a people wrongfully attacked, and which continues the struggle to assure the victory of right over might, can but feel sympathy for your cause, the triumph of which is bound up with that of the Allies.
I am happy to give you herewith such assurance.”
Abbas is not proposing to sue all 51 member states of the League of Nations who unanimously adopted and incorporated the Balfour Declaration in the Mandate for Palestine – when calling for the “reconstitution of the Jewish National Home in Palestine”.

Threatened legal action against Britain only will probably never eventuate – let alone have any chance of success.

Abbas’s latest grandstanding ploy comes as he desperately tries to recover lost political ground to Hamas by reinforcing his own Jew-hating credentials.

The Nouakchott Declaration has however served to focus attention on thirty years of long-overlooked international political decisions taken between 1917 and 1947 which resulted in:
* 99.99 per cent of the Ottoman Empire lands conquered by Britain and France in World War 1 being set aside for Arab self-determination whilst only 0.01per cent – Palestine – was set aside for Jewish self-determination
* 78 per cent of Palestine being closed in 1922 to Jewish settlement and development of the Jewish National Home – such territory subsequently becoming an independent sovereign Jew-free Arab State in 1946 – today called Jordan.
Burying Arab heads in the sand by refusing to accept these decisions remains an exercise in futility.

When Arab minds acknowledge these historic and legal realities, the peaceful resolution of the century-old conflict between Arabs and Jews becomes certainly attainable.