Radical “Jewish” anti-Israel organizations J Street, Rabbis for Human Rights and Americans for Peace Now coordinated over 600 rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students to send a December letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for the end of construction on settlements in areas that Israel considers its own territory. Of course, these organizations have for years openly supported Palestinian claims that Israel engages in “occupation” and “oppression” and, as they state in their letter, that Israel “violates Palestinian human rights and undercuts the very values on which Israel was founded – democracy, liberty, justice and freedom.”
Now we know who the bad guys are in this neighborhood. Surely, not the Palestinians who slit the throats of the Fogel family, break multiple peace agreements with Israel, blow up cafes, hotels and buses with their suicide bombers, send thousands of rockets into Israel proper, or who, under Palestinian leaders Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, wiped Israel off their official maps that today hang in the United Nations. And that’s just the short list of their terror and hate against Israel that has gone on since 1948, and still counting.
So what’s with these rabbis and other Jews that they sign onto a letter that, if followed, would render Israel vulnerable to terror attacks from literally yards away from their populated cities? If you live in or around Boca Raton, you can ask two local signers why they put their names on a document that clearly trumpets the demands of the Palestinians: Rabbi Dr. Fred Greenspan of Florida Atlantic University and David Steinhardt, listed as signer #616, also in Boca Raton. They may have the answers.
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