by Ruth King
It is a major understatement to say that
Those who have defended
In this issue we include the refreshing mission statement of the "Friends of Israel" initiative undertaken by Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain.
Here we would like to feature an eclectic group which has independently taken up the cudgels for
Among journalists we single out
Pilar Rahola is a Spanish politician, journalist and activist who departs from the left-wing chorus to be an articulate and passionate defender of
Rahola adds that
Geert Wilders, who leads the Party for Freedom (PVV) in
Wilders added that
Fortunately every generation brings its own stalwart friends. I cannot end without paying tribute to John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 until 2007. As opposition leader he regularly expressed deep friendship and admiration for
In 2006 during Israel's war with Hezbollah, Mr, Howard said: "Once you are attacked…and if that attack is in the context of a 50-year rejection of your right to exist, which is the situation in relation to Iran—and bear in mind the link between Iran and Hezballah; bear in mind the exhortations from the Iranian President that Israel should be destroyed and wiped off the map—-you can understand the tenacity with which the Israelis have responded."
Next month I will pay tribute to other notable figures who stand solidly with
Zeev Jabotinksky said that recognizing allies is as important in the Jewish struggle as recognizing enemies. It is
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