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“The Palestinians’ new campaign to highlight the ostensible illegalities and iniquities of the Balfour Declaration tells a different story. It shows an undimmed hostility to the very notion of Jewish sovereignty anywhere in the holy land, and an abiding refusal to accept Jewish legitimacy here.”

(David Horovitz writing in the Times of Israel on the Palestinian announcement to start their new campaign on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, 25/10/2016)


“The gift of 117 earthquake tables to the children of Tainan is a wonderful example of the way design can contribute to the safety of children and enhance friendship between people. I am proud that we are educating our students to look at the many ways they can improve people’s lives, not only the rich and powerful, but rather the vast majority of people who need simple, trustworthy, accessible design solutions they can afford.”

(Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’s Professor Ido Bruno on the delivery of  tables which will provide shelter during earthquakes to Tainan, Taiwan, designed by an Israeli student, 19/10/2016)


“In order to make peace it is necessary to distinguish between good and bad, between forbidden and permitted, between terrorism and violence and legitimate protest. Only from this place it is possible to embrace and encompass the different and opposing parts that live here.  Life here in this land will only be possible if we stop blaming each other.”

(Michal Froman, who was injured in a terror attack this year and one of the organisers of the Women Wage Peace march, 19/10/2016)quotefroman-201_17309198_e7f8f148e8fe9cae4d910a088d9ae61ca3a886e8

“I firmly believe that to deny or conceal any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site. The heritage of Jerusalem is indivisible, and each of its communities has a right to the explicit recognition of their history and relationship with the city.”

(UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova speaking on the importance of the Old City in Jerusalem to all three monolithic religions, 15/10/2016)


“70 years ago, 100  years ago, we lived in peace – and this is so important. We must return to living in peace – Jews alongside Muslims. The same minority which is preventing peace must be stopped by us. We must condemn terror in all its forms, and after this minority is stopped, there is a chance for peace between us and the Muslims.”

(Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef speaking at the meeting with religious leaders hosted by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, 13/10/16)quoteyosef-1410_17083159_dd7a9fef0bc5fb1f10bf30e6a21e812b6b41f69b

“I feel stupid even having to comment on it… Demanding proof that the Temples stood on the Mount is like demanding proof that the ancient stone walls surrounding Jerusalem, which stand to this day, were the ancient stone walls surrounding Jerusalem.”

(Dr. Yuval Baruch, a leading Israeli archaeologist who has studied Jerusalem throughout his career on the Palestinian-backed motion to UNESCO, 12/10/2016)