August 01, 2018

Debunking anti-Semitic Left’s narrative on Israel’s nation-state law (Guest: Israeli blogger, Brian of London)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Israel just passed a pro-Israel law and the Left and Islamists are having a conniption fit of biblical proportions.

The law does three things but most of all, it reinforces the obvious.

It states that “the right to exercise national self-determination” in Israel is “unique to the Jewish people.”.

It establishes Hebrew as Israel’s official language, while giving Arabic a “special status.”

And lastly, the new law establishes “Jewish settlement as a national value” and mandates that the state “will labour to encourage and promote its establishment and development.”

This should hardly be controversial. Israel is Jewish — historically and culturally. Besides, any grown-up country has the right to determine its own values and identity for itself.

However, there’s a huge problem with this new, innocuous and harmless law, at least on the political Left, because they deny Israel’s independent right to decide what values it holds as a state.

Progressives have labeled the new Israeli nation-state law “jingoistic” and “divisive”. The EU has condemned the law as a hindrance to the failed two-state solution. Al Jazeera has called the law “genocide”, which is quite an accomplishment for a law that hasn’t killed anyone.

But, since the narrative around this law is saturated with left-wing accusations of apartheid, it’s my job to tell the other side of the story.

Joining me tonight from Tel Aviv, to cut through the hyperbole and lies is British-Israeli blogger, Brian of London.

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commented 2018-08-03 01:49:10 -0400
Amy Lynn if any of them desire to move to Israel they will be let in unless they are criminals or terrorists if they apply properly and legally.
commented 2018-08-03 01:48:19 -0400
Amy Lynn they have attacked Israel many times and they get their butts handed to them every time.
commented 2018-08-03 01:47:46 -0400
Amy Lynn you do realize Lebanon does not let in your so called Palestinians and have more closed borders than Israel? LMAO! They are even building a GASP, wall.
commented 2018-08-02 13:26:16 -0400
If you’re not doing something to destroy yourself in some way (literally, morally, culturally, nationally, etc.) the left is going to lose their minds. They are not stable people. The anti-Israel crowd can go to hell & from what I’m hearing the UN is going broke (who could have seen that coming).
commented 2018-08-02 10:02:10 -0400
After a hard Brexit, I do hope the UK can build a special relationship with Israel.
commented 2018-08-02 08:32:53 -0400
Today, Descendents of Canaanites can be found in Lebanon. Perhaps they should continue their quest to take back what was theirs?
commented 2018-08-02 02:49:23 -0400
Amy Lynn please go find them and tell them so. LMAO!
commented 2018-08-02 00:56:08 -0400
Keith,

Abraham, Jacob’s grandfather, moved into the land circa 1900 B.C., so that is in the ballpark. I think the Middle East archaeologists are out on their dates by a few hundred years back then due to a misdating of Egyptian history prior to the 8th Century B.C. Check out historian David Rohl’s books ‘A Test of Time’ and ‘Pharaohs and Kings’ on that, and also a very good video called Patterns of Evidence: Exodus that came out not long ago.
commented 2018-08-02 00:40:57 -0400
Tammie, that’s unfortunate. ‘Amy’ would hopefully (I can dream, can’t I?) benefit from knowing the true history of the Jewish people and the land of Israel, not to mention the contrast between the modern State of Israel and its neighbors in pretty much every measure of civilized society. It’s so misguided to despise that country.
commented 2018-08-02 00:23:00 -0400
Recent archaeological discoveries in Israel, including tablets with script on them, have proven to be an early form of the written language that the Jewish people use today. As hundreds of these tablets were found, samples were sent to archaeologists around the world and the general consensus is that they are around 4000 years old. This proves that Jewish people have been habituating this area for at least 4000 years.
commented 2018-08-01 23:55:33 -0400
Amy Lynn has floated her claim before, doesn’t read anything after her s**t post.
commented 2018-08-01 23:43:56 -0400
The Canaanites are long gone. They lost the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea to the Israelites about 1400 B.C. They were driven out of the land and lost their identity as a people. Today’s Palestinian Arabs are not their descendants. They are the descendants of Arabs who moved into the land over the last century, looking for livelihoods as Jews began moving in from various countries over the same time period. The Jews are descendants of Israelites who lived nearly continuously in the land from around 1400 B.C. until the Romans conquered the land and forced them out early in the Christian era (the Christians were nascent at that time and weren’t involved in forcing them out), also known today as the Common Era.

The Israelites lived in the land for about 1500 years, first under judges, then kings, and later, after a short period of diaspora in Babylon (70 years), under Greek rule, then self-rule, and then Roman rule.
then they were forced out by Rome and lived in many countries for nearly 2000 years, during which time the was never a country called Palestine in the land, just domination by various empires, the last of which, after the Ottoman Empire, was the British Empire, until 1948, when Jews, who had been moving back to the land under the Ottoman and British Empires, again formed the State of Israel. Never in all that time was their a country called Palestine. That was simply a name given to the land by the Romans when they forced the Jews out.

Today, Jews comprise about 75% of the population of Israel proper, and well over 50% of the population between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is the most technologically advanced and democratic country in the Middle East, with an elected Knesset (Parliament), an independent judiciary, and universal education for everyone, regardless of ethnicity or religion. It is a model that the surrounding nations would do well to emulate, as opposed to say, Syria, which has been torn apart by civil war under its current dictatorship. While Israel develops new high tech and agricultural technologies and medical treatments for cancer and other diseases that have long plagued humankind, its neighbor Gaza to the west launches missiles and incendiary bombs into its territory, and the terrorist organization Hezbolla in Lebanon has stockpiled a hundred thousand missiles aimed at Israel. Meanwhile, Iran works toward wiping Israel off the map with nuclear weapons. It seems the more Israel contributes to humankind, the more its neighbors want to destroy it. But Israel forges ahead anyway, and next February will land its own spacecraft on the Moon.

If only Israel’s neighbors would emulate Israel and focus their efforts on peaceful buildup of their own populations, as Israel has done and continues to do, instead of wasting their resources fighting each other and Israel, which only wants to live in peace and prosperity with its neighbors, which seem to prefer to waste time and resources despising and harassing and attacking Israel, to nobody’s benefit, especially their own.
commented 2018-08-01 22:02:23 -0400
The Canaanites were in Israel before the Jews.
commented 2018-08-01 21:55:49 -0400
Since going to Israel with the Rebel have become more interested in what’s going on in Israel and the struggles of the Israelis.
commented 2018-08-01 21:47:53 -0400
FIRST LOVE YOU NEW HAIR STYLE AND COLOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER.
ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN ISRAEL THAT’S A FACT JACK DEAL WITH IT.