January 3, 2009

A Statement of Support for Israel

We are particularly outraged that the UN Security Council, in an act of hypocrisy, issued a statement suggesting an “equivalency” between Hamas’ terrorism and Israel’s attempts to eliminate that terrorism. The UN Security Council statement ignores Israel’s fundamental right and responsibility to protect its people.

In a timely article, the authors at Hiram 7 Review call on international leaders and all people of good conscience to support Israel as it acts to protect its citizens from systematic attacks from Gaza.

The international community and all those who seek the rule of law, moderation and democracy should now stand with Israel, in this effort to turn the tide against the extremists who not only threaten Israel, but the whole Middle East and the entire civilized world.

We are particularly outraged that the UN Security Council, in an act of hypocrisy, issued a statement suggesting an “equivalency” between Hamas’ terrorism and Israel’s attempts to eliminate that terrorism. The UN Security Council statement ignores Israel’s fundamental right and responsibility to protect its people.

The UN Security Council needs to understand that it is encouraging and emboldening Hamas and other Islamic extremists whose ideology seeks to undermine the rule of law and democracy. The UN Security Council must understand that this is a critical moment in the struggle against Islamic extremism.

As President-elect Barack Obama said a few months ago during his visit to Sderot, Israel: “If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.” Hamas and its supporters bear sole responsibility for any harm to Gaza’s civilians. The United States of America, France, Russia, the president of the Palestinian Authority, and other international leaders have blamed Hamas’ escalating rocket attacks for Israel’s current military action.

The White House has backed Israel’s attacks, saying Hamas remains a terrorist group. Other countries, including Germany, also voiced support for Israel.

Hamas and other Iranian-supported extremists chose to renew their war against Israel instead of renewing the six-month “calm” that ended on December 19th. In the week after December 19, 2008, Gaza’s terrorists committed war crimes and collective punishment by launching over 280 rockets and mortars that targeted civilian men, women, and children in southern Israel.

Israel seeks peace. It withdrew from Gaza in 2005, but instead of nation-building, Hamas seized control and has abused Gaza to build its terrorist capabilities and incite hatred and violence.

Israel respected the June 19th agreement for six months of “calm,” even as Hamas strengthened its terrorist infrastructure and launched over 377 attacks during the agreement. Israel exhausted all diplomatic channels to renew the “calm,” but Hamas responded only with escalating terrorism.

Israel has exercised extraordinary restraint even as Hamas has systematically targeted Israeli civilians, and Hamas has left Israel no choice but the military option it began on December 27, 2008. Israel’s stated goal is to destroy the terrorist infrastructure while avoiding harm to Palestinian civilians.

Hamas’ fanatical commitment to its founding document’s mission of “obliterating” Israel and murdering Jews is once again causing suffering for Palestinians living in Gaza. When Israel employed non-violent strategies to pressure Hamas to moderate, the terrorist organization cynically exploited them to accuse Israel of human rights’ abuses. Hamas attacks on Israel-Gaza crossings have impeded humanitarian aid deliveries. Hamas rocket misfires and “work accidents” have killed Palestinian children.

Hamas’ ruthless use of human shields and densely populated neighborhoods has endangered Palestinian non-combatants. Hamas’ refusal to let wounded Gazans cross into Egypt for medical care is compounding casualties.

We join other international leaders in unequivocally condemning Hamas and its crimes against Palestinians and Israelis.

We call on the civilized world to support the right and above all, the duty, of every sovereign nation - including Israel - to defend its citizens from armed aggression. No nation can or should allow daily, incessant attacks against its people.

There is no justification their terrorizing and intentionally murdering innocent men, women, and children.

Hamas could have easily changed Israeli policies merely by renouncing extremism and terrorism. It chose war instead. We hope the day will soon come when Hamas’ self destructive battle against Israel ends, and Israelis can live with their neighbors in prosperity and peace. We urge you to send this statement or your own letter with some of the above facts to national or international leaders.

For addresses of US officials, click here.

Dont forget to copy the following officials:

President George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, D.C. 20500
Phone: 001 202 456-1111
E-Mail: president@whitehouse.gov

President-Elect Barak Obama
Contact the Obama administration transition team here.

Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520

Secretary of State Nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Contact Hillary here.
Phone: 001 202 224-4451

Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon
The Honorable Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary General
760 United Nations Plaza,
United Nations
New York, NY 10017

Israel wants peace and would have done anything to avoid this conflict. Hamas has been acting in accordance to its founding document (its charter) which calls for the elimination of Israel. The leaders of Hamas have been inflicting terrorism on Israel, and hiding among the Palestinian people in Gaza, using Palestinian children as human shields.

Reprinted with the kind permission of David Ben-Hame, Editor and Publisher HIRAM 7 Review. E-Mail: hiram7@web.de

c/o Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney-at-Law) Alexander Martin Lüdicke
Pestalozzistr. 22 - 22305 Hamburg - Germany

Last we checked Australia's Foreign Minister had not yet issued a statement in relation to Israel's present fight against terror. Contact Australian officialdom here

The Hon Stephen Smith MP
R.G. Casey Building,
John McEwen Crescent
Barton, ACT, 0221 Australia
Phone: +61 2 6261 1111 Fax: +61 2 6261 3111

The media’s incessant anti-Semitic viewpoints, casting Israelis in now familiar terms, is consistent with century’s old Islamic anti – Semitism and modern day Israeli loathing. Amongst other things, the process is indoctrinating masses the world over, the moral position that Little Satan must be purged. Whether anti-Semitic proclamations are empty rhetoric or not, Israel cannot be denied the right to act to protect its own.


courtneyme109 said...

Might not hurt to email them all youtube vids of Americans dancing in the streets - relishing each precision weapon strike - joyous that Great Satan created those devices and sold them to Little Satan at wholesale prices.

Just teasing. (On 2nd tho't...)
The UN. What a joke. That sad collection of unfree regimes and thug huggers with their sincere blocs of insincerity failed to stop genocide in the Balkans or Sudan.

Kinda tough to get folks riled up about righteous payback in the Strip.

Little Satan fans worldwide should deploy cyber weaponry like Hiram 7 proposes.

Great work Otto!

Jungle Mom said...

Thanks for sharing this. The UN is no longer relevant and needs to go away.

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Anonymous said...

Thus, Israel should act unilaterally, as it is indeed apposite for their national interest to eliminate the threat. To be clear, it is axiom of engagement the U.S. used in Iraq. Perhaps, preventive war would have, thus, adduced Israeli prescience on the Palestinian threat. However, it is simply not the case.

AI said...

Court: Blog = Cyber weaponry, well sort of...Thanks for coming by

Jungle Mom: Exactly, thank you Rita

AI said...

Anon: Noted!

R.P.Nere: It is a case of inevitable collisions, since Hamas seized control of Gaza and taken no action to stop homemade rockets firing into Israel the latter was left with little alternatives other than its present campaign. Thanks for coming by!

Tapline said...

Otto, Great Post. I cannot imagine a post that does not condemn the Hamas action....They have fired on soverign territory of Israel and the Israeli has countered with its might. What else was expected? Flowers to be sent to the murderous terriorist? That seems redundant....I don't think so. It's about time they reacted and they should push them into the sea. listen to the retoric...The core is rotted. It's like Sodom and Gemorrah,,If there are but 10 would you save the whole. AS I stated before rotted to the core....Hate being taught in the schools and beyond....not acceptable in any society...I ramble....but I think you get the Idea,,,and as far as the UN...Lets start from scratch and not use countries who practice murdering Homosexuals. Its bad enough to cut of ones hand if one steals, and taking an Eye for an Eye. but this is beyond the pale.
I ramble,,,stay well....

AI said...

Tapline: What ramble? So very true my friend ... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this.



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