Monthly Archives: August 2011

Abbas: We won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state


Palestinian leader defiant ahead of UN statehood bid, urges international community to back off; ‘Don’t order us to recognize Jewish state,’ he says. Foreign Minister says world must tell Abbas state cannot come at Israel’s expense

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The right kind of friend for Israel


The liberal-leftist media in Israel has stooped to a new low in demonizing Glenn Beck before his “Restoring Courage” rallies.

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Noam and Aviva Shalit’s letter to Gilad


Parents of captive soldier write letter to mark his 25th birthday: “We know that every day that passes is another nightmarish day of impossible suffering, days and nights of suffocating endless loneliness. But we do not forget you”

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Should Israel Welcome Glenn Beck’s Support?


“I will wait to hear precisely what Glenn Beck says during his visit to Israel before I evaluate it. Just as I feel free to criticize the Israeli government when I think it is wrong, I certainly feel free to criticize defenders of Israel when I think they are wrong. But I will not prejudge Beck until he is given a full opportunity to express his views.”

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I am a Zionist. And I am a Palestinian nationalist

“Yes, I support the right of Jews to a sovereign country, but so too do I support the right of Palestinians to live their lives in their own state, unencumbered by Israeli occupation.”

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  • Formed in June 2010, Group 18 is a new Israel advocacy organisation. 18 stands for the numerical value of “Chai” = LIFE. The impetus behind its inception was a feeling amongst concerned Jews that insufficient action was being taken in dealing with what we see as a broad and growing campaign to deligitimise the State of Israel and threaten it’s very right to exist. We, as Group 18, believe that instead of being reactive in dealing with these complex challenges, we must become pro-active through generating greater communal awareness of the issues.