To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
The death of Daniel Wultz is “a gift from Allah, and revenge against American support for Israel,” said Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al Aksa Murderers Brigade, one of the Palestinian groups responsible for the Tel Aviv Passover atrocity.
Abu Nasser: “We wish this young dog will go directly to hell. Wultz was part of the American support machine that helps our enemy. I imagine him as one of these Nazis who live here. There is no difference between him and them.”
Abu Amin, a leader of Islamic Jihad, another terrorist gang that operates under Hamas’s umbrella, also rushed to claim responsibility for this outrage and stated: “.even if you live in America the hand of Allah and the sword of Jihad will reach you, and you will find the same end as Wultz.”
Asked if his group will specifically target Americans in Israel, the terrorist leader responded: “Killing Americans and Jews in one operation – it can be just great!”
Which leads us to the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Two years ago PCUSA passed a resolution calling for “phased, selective divestment in multinational corporations operating in Israel.” Apparently, this was not a resolution called for by the rank and file of the church, but by a number of radical left leaders.
Not content with the classic leftist divestment tactic, elements of PCUSA, from the Chicago Middle East Task Force, met with leaders of the terrorist organization Hizbullah in Lebanon.
Hizbullah, of course, is funded by Iran, does not recognize Israel’s existence, and is sworn to “the destruction of the Zionist entity.” Hizbullah occupies southern Lebanon and has a vast army there with miles of elaborate bunkers and a huge arsenal of rockets trained on Israel’s major cities. Naturally, the fine folks of Hizbullah are Holocaust deniers (as are official state-sponsored Arab media in every single Arab country).
In 1994 there was a massive blast in the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires. One hundred Jews – men, women and children – were slaughtered, two-hundred and fifty gravely wounded. This terrorist atrocity was financed by Iranian intelligence and carried out by Hizbullah operatives.
The Argentine government recently released details of its investigation into another terror incident: the bombing of the Israeli Embassy on March 17, 1992, in which thirty people were killed and more than two hundred wounded. That bombing was also conducted by Iranian intelligence services, with Hizbullah playing a key role in its execution.
The Iranians are also responsible for designing and building the roadside bombs that are killing American soldiers in Iraq right now.
These are the people PCUSA has climbed into bed with. This is the organization PCUSA has aligned itself with: a notorious terrorist gang that kills Jews and Americans.
At a certain point, naive peaceniks cross a line and become terrorist enablers. The good news is that Kathy Leuckert, deputy executive associate director of the General Assembly Council, and Peter Sulyok, coordinator of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, were notified that they were no longer employed by the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The bad news is that Leuckert and Sulyok were just two of the staff leaders who went with twenty-two other Presbyterians on a “fact-finding” trip to the Middle East.
Allow me to speculate about the “facts” these distinguished theologians discovered in Lebanon: I think I’m safe in saying that half these “facts” are not true, and the other half are just outright lies.
And I’m being charitable here.
By the way, does anyone else get the funny feeling that people pushing for divestment from Israel believe more in the gospel according to Castro, Mao, Arafat, and Hugo Chavez than in the gospel according to Matthew, Mark Luke, and John?
About the Author: Robert J. Avrech is an Emmy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter and producer. Among his numerous credits are "A Stranger Among Us” and "The Devil's Arithmetic.” His novel "The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden" won the 2006 Ben Franklin Award for Best First Novel and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award for Notable Children's Book of Jewish Content. His most recent book is a memoir, “How I Married Karen,” an eBook available at Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble, which Avrech is now developing as a major motion picture. His website is Seraphic Secret (seraphicpress.com).
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