The State of Israel “remains the region’s only Free country,” according to the latest annual report by Freedom House, a democracy watchdog organization based in the United States.
Below is an article which is to be published in Politicsweb. It is a description of the Anti-Israel Industry painted with broad strokes. That’s OK: it is often more important to grasp the big picture than to become immersed in nuance. But this site is about both – and about debate and solid information. This week I hope I will be able to start laying the foundations of a more diverse and inclusive platform.
IT SEEMS as if it is Dr Paul Hendler (“Please get facts right about Israel, the Arabs and the contested land,” Cape Times Letters, January 9) who needs to get his facts right.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.
I am Nir.
I am a free man, living in the free country of Israel.
I am Jewish. I am not religious. I am a human being.
I hate war, I hate violence, I hate prejudice and evil where ever it shows its ugly head. If you would ask me what I want right now more than anything, my answer will not be an Iphone (I hate Apple…But that’s beside the point), a new tablet or a car; it won’t be a home, money or even happiness; my one wish is for peace.
My name is Nir, and I wish for the same as all other Israelis.
We want to include a recent article in Jerusalem Post in this Prayer Alert. It is called, Why A Two-State Solution Will Never Work by Barry Shaw. It explains well the reality that Israel is faced with today.
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi is the president of the Inkatha Freedom Party, and a Member of Parliament in South Africa. He is the “Traditional Prime Minister” to the Zulu Monarch and Zulu Nation.
United with Israel thanks Prince Buthelezi for this exclusive interview.
A Bold Supporter of Israel
In July 1986, I told a journalist of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “Israel is indeed a land of miracles”. He reciprocated by writing in the Washington Jewish Week that I would become the first black president of South Africa. So you can see that my friendship with Israel has always been a two-way affair!
Western journalists, funders and decision-makers need to know that there are many truths being hidden from their eyes and ears.
The truth sometimes hurts; that is why the Palestinian Authority has been working hard to prevent the outside world from hearing about many occurrences that reflect negatively on its leaders or people.
FACING AN election in which his most dangerous competition is from the far right, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted a familiar tactic: a flurry of announcements of new construction in Jewish settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The predictable result has been a storm of denunciations by the United States and every other member of the U.N. Security Council, along with dire predictions that the new building would “make a negotiated two-state solution . . . very difficult to achieve,” as British Foreign Secretary William Hague put it.