fredag, juni 18, 2010

"Support Israel: if it goes down, we all go down"

Spaniens tidigare regeringschef (1996-2004)
José María Aznar ger ett kraftigt stöd för
Israel i gårdagens Times.
"Israel is a fundamental part of the West.
The West is what it is thanks to its Judeo-
Christian roots. If the Jewish element of
those roots is upturned and Israel is lost,
then we are lost too. Whether we like it
or not, our fate is inextricably intertwined."

Aznar tog nyligen initiativet till ett nytt
nätverk Friends of Israel, för att mot-
arbeta den antisemitiska och anti-israeliska
flodvågen i internationell politik.
Motivated by the need to rebuild our own
Western values, expressing deep concern
about the wave of aggression against
Israel, and mindful that Israel’s strength
is our strength and Israel’s weakness is
our weakness, I have decided to promote
a new Friends of Israel initiative with the
help of some prominent people, including
David Trimble, Andrew Roberts, John Bolton,
Alejandro Toledo (the former President of
Peru), Marcello Pera (philosopher and former
President of the Italian Senate), Fiamma
Nirenstein (the Italian author and politician),
the financier Robert Agostinelli and the
Catholic intellectual George Weigel.
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Anger over Gaza is a distraction. We cannot forget
that Israel is the West's best ally in a turbulent region
For far too long now it has been unfashionable in

Europe to speak up for Israel.
In the wake of the recent incident on board a ship
full of anti-Israeli activists in the Mediterranean,
it is hard to think of a more unpopular cause to
In an ideal world, the assault by Israeli commandos

on the Mavi Marmara would not have ended up
with nine dead and a score wounded. In an ideal
world, the soldiers would have been peacefully
welcomed on to the ship. In an ideal world, no
state, let alone a recent ally of Israel such as
Turkey, would have sponsored and organised
a flotilla whose sole purpose was to create an
impossible situation for Israel: making it choose
between giving up its security policy and the naval
blockade, or risking the wrath of the world.
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