The United States
On June 2, South Carolina legislators unanimously passed a resolution of support for Israel.
Whereas, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of God; and
Whereas, as the Grantor of said lands, God stated to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; in Leviticus, Chapter 20, Verse 24: “Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey”; and
Whereas, God has never rescinded his grant of said lands; and…
Whereas, indeed, Israel is the United States of America's greatest friend in the Mideast; and…
Whereas, there are those in the Middle East who have sought to destroy Israel from its inception as a nation; and
Whereas, those same haters of Israel also hate, and seek to destroy, the United States of America…
Be it…resolved that the members of this body support Israel in their natural and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others, and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.
“I’m not here for politics. It doesn’t matter what any American or any foreigner thinks about politics in Israel. It’s your country. You have a right to decide what you want to do.”
Regarding the September UN General Assembly vote on declaring a Palestinian state, Beck told Israel, “Stop worrying about what the UN might say and the US might say. There are millions around the world who know the difference between good and evil and will stand by your side.”
—Glenn Beck, American news analyst, from his Restoring Courage Rally in Israel in August
Netherlands, Italy, and the Czech Republic
In July, these nations made a bold stand to boycott the 10th anniversary event of the Durban declaration on racism, due to concerns about anti-Israel content. The original Durban events on racism, held in Durban, South Africa in September 2001, degenerated into an unfair singling out of Israel with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slamming Israel in a speech. The Netherlands said that “the three countries now feel they have no option but to pull out of preparations for the celebrations and to stay at home in September.”
“There's the feeling that now is the time to do something—to give the Palestinians the hope that a state could become reality. We have to give them some signal, because if we don't, it could generate great frustration for the Palestinian people.”
—Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Trinidad Jimenez in August
“Norway believes it is perfectly legitimate for the Palestinian president to turn to the United Nations with such proposals.”
— Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere in July
“Iran believes that whoever is for humanity should also be for eradicating the Zionist regime as [a] symbol of suppression and discrimination…Iran follows this issue with determination and decisiveness and will never ever withdraw from this standpoint and policy.” He also called Israel an “infectious tumor” and a “regime full of rascality.”
—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the end of Ramadan in August
“My visit to Lebanon this time was very distinguished after we officially opened the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut and hoisted the Palestinian flag on the building. I appreciate the great gesture of the Lebanese cabinet in this regard.”
—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on his visit in August to Lebanon, current head of the UN Security Council
“They [Israelis] know for certain that our [Palestinian] roots are deeper than their false history. We, from the balcony of our home, look out over [Islamic] holiness and on sin and filth [Jews' praying at Western Wall] in an area that used to have [Arab] people and homes. We are drawing our new maps. When they [Israelis] disappear from the picture, like a forgotten chapter in the pages of our city's history, we will build it a new [residential area]. The Mughrabi Quarter [that was cleared in 1967 to make room for the Western Wall Plaza] will be built here [on the Western Wall Plaza].”
—By PA TV (Fatah), in August, translated by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch
And on and on it goes…
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