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Date: Thu 11 Aug 2005
Subject: Support Israel! Stop Bullying Israel to Surrender to PLO Terror!
Dear Mr. President:
You stated publicly on Thursday August 11 that: ""There was an Intifada
and killing and now there is calm." That statement was about as accurate
as the "Mission Accomplished" banner draped on the aircraft carrier you
landed on in the early weeks of your war in Iraq.
Every day there have been missiles fired at Israeli civilians from
territory controlled by the PLO. Every week suicide bombers are sent from
territory controlled by the PLO to kill Israelis. Every radio and TV
broadcast of the PLO includes praises for PLO murderers. And this is what
you call "calm."
Mr. President if Castro were behaving in such a way towards Miami Beach
I certainly hope you would not call such a situation "calm." You only do
so because you have decided that Israeli lives and security are expendable
in your efforts to win the good graces of your friends and business
partners in Saudi Arabia.
Theodore Roosevelt called the Presidency of the United States a "bully
pulpit." He did not mean that it should be used to bully and browbeat a
smaller country like Israel into surrendering to PLO terror. He did not
mean that it should be used to compel Israeli victims of Arab aggression
into accepting incessant terror attacks as a period of "calm."
Rather President Roosevelt meant that the President of America has an
opportunity to make his voice heard to advance noble causes like Israel's
Biblical and historical right to security and sovereignty in its entire
homeland including all of Jerusalem Judea Samaria the Golan Heights
and Gaza. He did not mean you should use the power of the mightiest
nation on earth to bully Israel into surrendering to the PLO's demands for
more land more weapons and more access to targets in Israel.
And just like on the playground sometimes even powerful bullies become
vulnerable and in dire need help. With the dangers of nuclear armed North
Korea and Iran--the two most powerful spokes of your "axis of evil"--
becoming an ever-increasing threat to American security you should
strengthen Israel's military position since Israel is America's most
reliable friend in the Middle East. A safe and secure Israel is a much
greater asset to America's national interest in an increasingly dangerous
world than a new terrorist base for Islamic Jihad Hamas Hezbollah and
the PLO in Gaza.