Friends of Israel:
supporting and promoting
and social justice
for Israel and all freedom loving peoples
Declaration of Human Rights
Rights Act 1998
Friends of Israel:
a liberal democratic organisation redressing the balance and working for peace
and justice in the Middle East
We at Scottish Friends
of Israel are disturbed by the misplaced media and political support
of Palestinian factions that are counter to the welfare of Israel, the
Palestinian people and the road to peace.
Our aim is to...
1) Redress the balance
and expose the myths, half-truths, misinformation and disinformation
that the public of Scotland and the UK have been exposed to over the
past three years.
2) Foster closer
relationships with and understanding of the Israeli people.
The Media, all too
often, appear to be guilty of misuse of language, omission and filtering
the news to an agenda - an abrogation of their duty to be objective
For example - between
September 2000 and August 17, 2003 there were 18,413 attacks recorded.
Of these, 282 were carried out since the now defunct hudna. An average
of 5.8 attacks a day. Sadly, most of these attacks were not reported,
only the ones that make bloody headline news. As the say in media circles,
"If it bleeds it leads!"
We believe that
putting faith in the legacy of Yasser Arafat,
dictates from terrorist groups and giving credence to the myths and
fallacies of Arab Palestinian propaganda are contributory factors to
prolonging the Mid-East conflict and the carnage that ensues.
real enemy of the Palestinian people is not the Israelis but Hamas,
Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Brigade
Israel has on numerous
occasions offered "Land for Peace", even after the Six Day
War the West Bank and Gaza were offered in return for peace. On each
and every occasion Israel's offer was rejected. Yasser Arafat "never
missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
Instead of seeking
to mend the cracks on the road to peace, certain Scottish political
factions and elements of the media appear to be more intent in singling
out and vilifying Israel at every turn.
Israel is struggling
to survive against an implacable enemy bent on her destruction. A war
of attrition is being waged by Arafat and supported by the Arab Muslim
world. A war now fought with infanticide conjoined with indiscriminate
homicide bombing. There is no moral equivalence.
own Scottish troops in Iraq now suffer the same inhumane tactics of
indiscriminate killing by terrorist faction intent on thwarting any
attempts at reconciliation and peace.
at war - Infanticide under the guise of martyrdom is the
ultimate child abuse - a crime against humanity!