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Date: Sun 9 Dec 2007
Subject: [Vipac-letters] Support Israel! Let Jews Live & Build in Jerusalem!

Dear Mr. President:

This past Friday December 7 was the 66th anniversary of the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7 1941 was declared by President
Roosevelt as "a date that will live in infamy" because the devastating
attack on the United States launched by Imperial Japan on that day took
place while "peace talks" with Japanese diplomats were underway in
Washington. Unfortunately Secretary Rice made a mockery of the infamy of
that date when this past Friday December 7 2007 she launched her own
sneak attack against the right of Jews to live and build in Jerusalem.

Secretary Rice in comments to reporters after her meeting with Israeli
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Brussels on Friday said she brought up
the issue of a recent tender to build some 307 units in the Har Homa
neighborhood of Jerusalem. "I've made [it] very clear about seeking
clarification on precisely what this means" Rice said. "I've made clear
that we're in a time when the goal is to build maximum confidence between
the parties and this doesn't help to build confidence."

Mr. President you gave a letter to Prime Minister Sharon declaring your
commitment that Israel will retain its major settlement blocks--the
largest of which are in and around Jerusalem--in any future arrangement
with the Palestinian Arabs. I'm certain your letter was not just an
insincere ploy to extract further concessions from Israel. But Secretary
Rice's attack on Jews living in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem is
making a mockery of your letter to Prime Minister Sharon and is every bit
as treacherous and sneaky as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She is
using the cover of your letter and the recent Annapolis meeting to
ambush the right of Jews to live freely under their own sovereignty in

Mr. President if you allow Secretary Rice to strike against Jewish
sovereignty in Jerusalem without a public rebuke from you then December
7 2007 will acquire its own sobriquet that of a date that will live in
disgrace. Please spare your administration from such shame by immediately
and publicly repudiating Secretary Rice's attack on the Jewish right to
live free and build in all of Jerusalem. In fact now would be the
perfect opportunity for you to redeem your administration's tattered
reputation in the patriotic community by publicly declaring your support
for Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.





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