Staatsgründer Israels: David Ben-Gurion | Interview aus dem Jahr 1968

Ein nie gezeigtes Interview aus dem Jahr 1968 mit David Ben-Gurion, dem legendären Staatsgründer Israels: Der charismatische Politiker spricht darin offen, selbstkritisch und analytisch über sein Leben und über die junge Demokratie Israels.

Bild: NDR/David Marks Ein Film von Yariv Mozer und Yael Perlov

Weltspiegel extra vom 15. Mai 2018

As the Mideast Descends into Chaos, Israel Must Have Defensible Borders

The Middle East is imploding in waves of violence whose impact has reached Israel.

To the north, radical Islamists in Syria linked to both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda are approaching Israel’s border on the Golan Heights and threatening Jordan as well. At the same time, Iran is sending thousands of rockets with increasingly accurate guidance systems to Hizbullah in Lebanon to again attack Israeli cities.

To the east, Israel faces an array of potential threats from hostile forces that include Iranian Revolutionary Guards, pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias, and radical Islamist terror armies.

To the south, the Islamic State is in Sinai, threatening both Israel and Egypt. At the same time, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza are working feverishly, with Iranian assistance, to rebuild their rocket capabilities to enable renewed attacks on Israel.

Israel must have defensible borders to protect itself against a broad range of current and future threats from radical Islamist forces.

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma lavishes praise on Israel

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma in Israel (3 May, 2018): “Don’t believe what you read about Israel. You should come here yourself, feel it and touch it… it is a miracle country…. It is the ‘never give up’ country”

“Never give up – it is this spirit that makes Israel the miracle it is in just 70 years.” Alibaba’s Jack Ma, a Tel Aviv University honorary doctor for 2018, spoke on behalf of all honorees at TAU’s 2018 Board of Governors Meeting.

Chinese business magnate Jack Ma is currently ranked 2nd in the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune magazine.

The truth about Jerusalem – explained by Danny Ayalon

Danny Ayalon, Founder of the “Truth About Israel”, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the United States explains the facts about Jerusalem and the Jewish People. Ayalon explains why President Trump’s promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s Capital, is firmly based on the ongoing historical, religious, cultural and physical connection of the Jews to their holy capital. Ayalon explains that in the last 2000 years empires came and left, conquered colonized and occupied Jerusalem – but they have never turned it into their capital. And while Jerusalem is holy also to Muslims, it’s importance is secondary, and even when praying on Temple Mount they turn their backs to the Dome of the Rock and face Mecca.