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)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Stepping Back from the Precipice ... & Towards It

A good (and my favourite) working definition of a Conservative, first encountered by me many many moons ago as a poli sci student dipping into a British book of readings on the subject, is someone who steps back when they find a precipice at their feet.

Some of us are conservatives by instinct.  Others learn to be so by experience.

One of the latter, to whom I suppose the term "mugged liberal" applies, is the man in this new PragerU.com video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVQ8vrGA_8):

                                      
To quote the uploader:
"Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive. He even had a show with The Young Turks! But now he's not a progressive. He has left the left. Why? Dave Rubin shares his story."  Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h
Some, by contrast, seem hell-bent on opening up that precipice and falling right in, taking all that they should hold dear along with them.

British blogger Edgar Davidson gives an example of potential precipice plungers:


 Read his post with its links here

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