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Date: Mon 07 Oct 2002
Subject: VIPAC - Support Israel: Arab and World Prejudice Against Israel
I urge you to continue our country's support of Israel in its war against Arab terror. The following refrain has been repeated quite often lately but it has been true for centuries just by inserting a different enemy of the Jewish Nation: If the Arabs put down their weapons today there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today there would be no more Israel.
The article that follows this letter was written by Eric Hoffer a winner of the Presidential Peace Medal in 1968 after Nasser's unsuccessful war against Israel. It points out the world's prejudice against Israel and the Jews and the double standards that have been taken by the world in recent history.
I applaude your continuing effort to pursue a path of justice and I urge you to continue your support of Israel.
Very truly yours
ISRAEL'S PECULIAR POSITION By Eric Hoffer (LA Times 5/26/68)
The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it Poland and Czechoslovakia did it
Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese-and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab
Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.
Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.
Other nations when they are defeated survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed last June he would have wiped Israel off the map and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews. No commitment to the Jews by any government including our own is worth the paper it is written on.
There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Negroes are executed in Rhodesia. But when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one remonstrated with him. The Swedes who are ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we do in Vietnam did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore and ball bearings and serviced his troop trains to Norway.
The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources. Yet at this moment Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally. We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us. And one has only to imagine what would have happened last summer had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West in general.
I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish the holocaust will be upon us.