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Date: Fri 16 Feb 2007
Subject: [Vipac-letters] Support Israel: US Aid to Palestinians Promotes
Support Israel: US Aid to Palestinian Arabs Promotes Terror
Dear Mr. President:
During there recent visit to Israel the New York City Council Speaker and
10 other Council members experienced an Arab terror attack against a medical
clinic in the Israeli city of Sderot. Sderot is a city of 20000 people that
borders on the Gaza Strip. For the past year and a half since Israel?s
unilateral removal of the Jewish residents of Gaza Sderot has been under
almost daily artillery attack.
Our country would not tolerate such attacks against our own cities yet your
administration is sending millions of dollars of military aid to the
Palestinian Arab terror Authority. Such aid is in opposition to your
Administration?s policy of promoting democracy in the region. Supporting a
terrorist regime bent on destroying a democratic ally Israel is not the
way to bring peace to the world.
Despite years of negotiations for peace the Palestinian Arabs have been
unable and unwilling to stop terror attacks against Israel. Suicide murder
in Eilat and rockets in Sderot aid to the Palestinian Arabs does nothing
less than encourage them to continue their assault against Israel.
I urge you to end all aid to the Palestinian Arabs.