A nation of survivors and the descendants of survivors, Israel has now survived for 64 difficult years. By this point it would seem to have staked a reasonable claim on the affections of all nations that share its beliefs in honest elections, independent judges and freedom of speech and commerce. But in the community of democratic states Israel is more often regarded with suspicion. Unwarranted hostility is one of the forces it routinely faces while pursuing survival.
At the end of the article, Fulford quotes Israeli author Hillel Harkin: “Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have a state. To defame Israel is to defame the Jews. To wish that it never existed is to wish to destroy the Jews.” Would that the entire world understood this fundamental truth.