As we remember Yom Ha Shoah -The Holocaust Memorial Day, it is easy to imagine brutal Nazi’s in their uniforms with their cold hard stares. But Dietrich’s quote reveals the true reality of what led to this most tragic episode of our blood drenched history. All humanity who knew something of what was unfolding in Europe had a responsibility to speak or act on behalf of those whose freedom and life were being stolen away; responsible to choose to stand on the side of justice and humanity and be ambassadors for the Creator of life. Continue reading →
I had a comment to give but only half would fit into the 1200 character space allowable… By the time it had been cut, sliced and diced down to the acceptable length the ‘debate had been closed.’ So instead the ‘full version’ of my 2 cents worth will find its outlet below. Continue reading →
I recently read Martin Gilbert’s “Israel – A History” which takes the reader through Israel’s history from the time Jewish people had lived in the land and were immigrating in the 1800s, right through and up to 2008.
I was particularly impressed with one of the four principles Ben Gurion intended would guide him in his leadership of the new state of Israel. Along with collective responsibility within the government, a strengthening of ties and working for peace for Israel’s national and international relations and maintaining a Labor majority in Government is the following statement: Continue reading →
Listen and watch Dr Jacques Gauthier, a French-Canadian international human rights lawyer. He spent 26 years researching “Who has legal title to Jerusalem (and therefore all the land)” for his Ph.D thesis awarded by Geneva University. His unequivocal answer: the Jewish people; and this being based purely on international law.
Israel’s reality of the last 19 years was about to change all within six days.
‘Israel on the eve of the 1967 Six-Day War was a country of more than 2.5 million people, of whom approximately 87 percent were Jews. Its 7,200 square miles … comprised one-tenth of one percent of the Middle East landmass, and less than two percent of the region’s total population’. sixdaywar.org (an indepth site on the 6 day war)
The day after Israel declares her independence, officially becoming the new State of Israel, her neighbours go to war with her. A combined invasion by Egypt, Jordan and Syria, together with expeditionary forces from Iraq, entered Israel – Jordan having declared privately to Jewish emissaries 13 days previously on 2 May that it would abide by a decision not to attack the Jewish State. Hmm…