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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The Christians United for Israel organization posted the message on its website and sent emails to its two million members, urging its followers to send e-letters imploring their elected representatives to attend Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the joint session of Congress on March 3.

The short sample letter explains that Netanyahu was invited by Speaker of the House John Boehner, and the issue about which Netanyahu will speak, Iran, is of critical importance. CUFI seeks to reach all congressional members, and hopes to persuade even those members who disagree with Netanyahu’s position to consider their constituents’ views.

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The text of CUFI’s short sample letter is clear: “I can think of no issue more important for America, Israel and the West than our response to Iran’s nuclear efforts. And I can think of no voice on this issue more important than the Prime Minister of our front-line ally, Israel.”

The CUFI sample letter ends with a poignant plea: “Please don’t let partisan politics and petty excuses keep you from fulfilling the most basic of responsibilities of your office.”

The website links to the email accounts, by zip code, of letter writers’ congressional representatives.

SUPPORT OF JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS?

What about the Jewish organizations?

The head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman, and the head of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rick Jacobs, said it was a bad idea for Netanyahu to speak before Congress in March.

The American Jewish Committee has nothing on its website about the speech, nor does the Jewish Federations of North America, or the Conference of Presidents.

Mort Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America. blasted the ADL and Reform Judaism leadership for criticizing Netanyahu’s acceptance of Speaker Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. He also called out the leadership of the American Israeli Public Affairs Council and the American Jewish Committee for remaining silent on the speech issue.

The ZOA is pleading with its colleagues to support Israeli PM Netanyahu, Democratic Senator Menendez, Majority Leader John Boehner, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, Democratic Ranking member of the House Foreign Relations Committee Elliot Engel, and so many others to provide PM Netanyahu with this major forum to move us, to edify us, to inspire us to do more to stop this Nazi-like radical Islamic Republic of Iran from achieving weapons that could murder millions of Jews, Christians, Americans,  Europeans and others.

By not supporting Israel’s Prime Minister and Congress, we are sending a terrible message to Iran that we are not unified and strong in our resolve against this deadly enemy.

The ZOA’s Klein was focused on the leadership of other organizations; his group did not send out an action alert on the topic or call on its members to make their views known to Congress.

It appears that of the Jewish pro-Israel organizations, only two have done what CUFI has. The Washington, D.C.-based Endowment for Middle East Truth sent out action alert emails and placed on its website a request for members to call their congressional representatives to ensure they attend Netanyahu’s March 3 speech.

The New York-based Americans For a Safe Israel not only called on its members to urge their representatives in Congress to attend Netanyahu’s speech, but also to contact representatives who have said they will boycott the speech to express their outrage.

That’s a pretty short list.

UPDATE: The Republican Jewish Coalition also had a petition calling on its members to join in supporting “Bibi and Boehner to stand up to Iran.”

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38 COMMENTS

  1. bibi is supported by christ believers but shunned by american jews who spread their cheeks for “a few $hekels more” we have become a “shonda to the goyim” hopefully in 2016 the angry white males who cling to their guns and religion will get on their high horses and gallop to the polls to oust the democrazies from the white house. the entitlement patriots will again vote democrazy e.g. jews arabs browns blacks gays and illegals and women righters who don’t give a about enslaved and abused women and childlren if the abuser is nonwhite a special room is reserved for these women and childrens righters in hell. the young americans will not turn out for another obama sent from above to save the masses from gop slavery return propaganda and starvation of ol minorities by gopers. the progressives and media cohorts will spin like runaway tops. all that is needed is a bibi-like candidate to challenge the tainted and elderly hillary a former goldwater girl turned into a progressive witchhunter and events revisionist the women of america need a quality woman as first potus not a female disaster like obama the first black potus turned to be. all decent amercans have to make sure the gop vermin do not tank again since they amass fortunes in good times and bad times and may feel more comfortable with a democrazy potus so they can make their moolah and blame others for the evaporation of a free and moral democratic oasis in a god forsaken world. the stakes are high in 2016 start shoeing those high horses

  2. Jews are either to scared or assimilated to act rationally. Someone has to stop Obama from destroying America and the Middle East. Anyone who can't see the appeasement, hypocrisy and insanity with making any deals with the filthy Islamic hoodlums of the Middle East, is hopeless.

  3. Iran is a major danger, and Obama is not stopping their work on atomic weaponry. The least this nation can do is to listen to the danger their near neighbor is in. Iran's atomic weaponry can be used here, too. I am glad Speaker Boehner invited Bibi Netanyahu. I wish we had a US President just like him — someone who loves his country, wants to protect his country, and works wholeheartedly on behalf of his nation. Our President is reporting and supporting other people, but we don't know who….George Soros? China? Irán Castillo? He should be removed from office, arrested by US Marshalls, and investigated for…..yes…..sedition and T R E A S O N.

  4. what is wrong with Abe Fox & Rick Jacobs??? are these Jewish leaders, that naive, Iran is just moments away from a nuclear bomb!
    THESE FOOLS DON'T THINK THAT BIBI, SHOULD ADDRESS, THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, ISIS, HEZBOLLAH, HAMAS, ETC, ETC, ALL THESE GROUPS WANT TO COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE ISRAEL AND EVERY JEWISH PERSON WORLD WIDE. YOU SHOULD BOTH BE ASHAMED, LITTLE COWARDS

  5. These Jewish Amer liberal groups are walking on dangerous ground. It's going to come back & bite them for not only their disloyalty to Israel but for supporting a muslim pres who would love nothing more than to see a Palestinian state & who is also enabling Islamic terrorism by allowing them to take over city after city in the Middle East. I do not believe he has any intention of wiping out terrorism.

    He purposely waits until it's too late when needing to make a serious decision. And these liberal Jewish groups & individuals are going to pay a dear price someday for their stupidity .

  6. I think I will attend this conf. in DC at this time….I ask where will the USA non Jews run to if there is no Israel left to run to, when the likes of this trash called our prezz decides that he needs to loosen his muzz army here in USA loose on the Jewish here in USA…..Amer. Jewish I implore you to WAKE THE HELL UP, and support your own people of Israel….We Christians will do all we can do but you must be the ones to WAKE UP…

  7. The answer is simple we or too educated, and don't know how too work it all comes from a computer, that do the thinking for you, Its society game plan, we can be their slaves, Not good for the working class with business senses, too most people too day's society watching the movies start reality shows, not good for the working class here in American anyway.

  8. Thanks you or Brilliant, Most people don't understand me, I talk too the words and spirit of the person writing then, I am shaman in Native American people eyes, I read in picture like
    ABLERT EINSTEIN I THINK PICTURE TOO. I have more ability too think for my self i have never been in the box of learning, When school i just couldn't why, Now i know why, its was God people, The ability get people too think about things that or more important then greed my friend!

  9. Thanks you or Brilliant, Most people don't understand me, I talk too the words and spirit of the person writing then, I am shaman in Native American people eyes, I read in picture like
    ABLERT EINSTEIN I THINK PICTURE TOO. I have more ability too think for my self i have never been in the box of learning, When school i just couldn't why, Now i know why, its was God people, The ability get people too think about things that or more important then greed my friend!

  10. It is pathetic. The world is facing the greatest threat to its existence from a nuclear armed Iran and our illustrious narcissist president is punishing Israel and Netznyahu for the audacity of speaking up and warning the world through the Congress that time is running out. Reminds me of Winston Churchill who, in the 1930s warned and warned about the militarization of Germany under hitler and was removed from office, but re-installed in 1940 when his warnings were finally acknowledged. Then, durng the Holocaust, where was the voice of the jewish community speaking up, fighting for USA acknowledgment of what was happening in Europe and doing something even bombing the hideous camps? Just like what we see today, with so many major Jewish organizations silenced because of their political allegience to the worst president in the history of this nation.

  11. It is pathetic. The world is facing the greatest threat to its existence from a nuclear armed Iran and our illustrious narcissist president is punishing Israel and Netznyahu for the audacity of speaking up and warning the world through the Congress that time is running out. Reminds me of Winston Churchill who, in the 1930s warned and warned about the militarization of Germany under hitler and was removed from office, but re-installed in 1940 when his warnings were finally acknowledged. Then, durng the Holocaust, where was the voice of the jewish community speaking up, fighting for USA acknowledgment of what was happening in Europe and doing something even bombing the hideous camps? Just like what we see today, with so many major Jewish organizations silenced because of their political allegience to the worst president in the history of this nation.

  12. In reading this article and the comments my fellow Americans advocate and welcome Netanyahu speaking before our Congress and claim American's support the actions of the Prime Minister. This is not true and the vast majority of Americans disprove. Why is Israel becoming a player in partisan politics of a nation you rely on for assistance?
    Americans assist you and your nation and our reward is to disrespect our government? All Israeli's should be reading the comments in the newspapers and publications on this topic in the American press (Washington Post, New York Times etc.).
    Netanyahu is merely the tail thinking it will wag the dog. Should Israel need assistance in the next two years good luck. You made enemies with the man who sign those documents (Obama nor Boehner).

    PS Speaker Boehner and the Republicans are most likely going to allow our Homeland Security funding to lapse. Why would those that refuse to protect their own country help you?

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