web analytics
September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



Sane At Last: ZOA Urging an Enthusiastic Congress to Curb Arab Aid

Turns out Israel has plenty of friends on the Hill, and the ZOA helped bring them out in the open.
ZOA

The Zionist Organization of America last week spent a day on Capitol Hill lobbying for an end to assistance for the Palestinian Authority and conditions on aid to Egypt.

Hundreds of activists from 16 states across the country, from California to Ohio, to Pennsylvania and Florida, participated in the ZOA’s Annual Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 22. Meeting with more than a hundred Members of Congress and their legislative assistants, ZOA activists urged them to:

1). Support Israel’s right to military self-defense against Iran’s illegal, threatening nuclear weapons program and impose new comprehensive, robustly-enforced sanctions on Tehran and close loopholes in existing sanctions.

2). Oppose $650 million in U.S. aid to Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) until it fulfills its signed agreements under Oslo to arrest and imprison terrorists, dismantle terrorist groups and end the incitement to hatred and murder within the PA-controlled media, mosques, schools and youth camps, and to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

3). Support making $2 billion U.S. aid to Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood-supported regime in Egypt conditional on Cairo observing its 1979 peace treaty with Israel (which it is not, says the ZOA), restricting and even banning further weapons sales to Egypt, and stopping incitement against Jews and Israel, affording full rights for women and Christians and ending Muslim Brotherhood rhetoric that the U.S. will collapse.

At the ZOA’s Congressional Luncheon, held prior to the congressional meetings in a magnificent room in the Russell Senate Office Building, ZOA activists were joined at the luncheon by both Democratic and Republican U.S. Senators and House Members, who delivered speeches to the packed audience. Here is a sampling of their comments:

Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD): “ZOA, give yourself a round of applause. The overwhelming majority of Congress didn’t come through the Jewish community. And yet we have strong support among Democrats and Republicans and Independents. That doesn’t just happen. It happens because you are here, speaking out on what’s important.…

I am proud that this special relationship that began with Harry Truman when he fought the State Department to recognize Israel has flourished … I had chance to visit Israel and Turkey, trying to improve the relationship between Turkey and Israel … Syria represents a serious problem, not just for the people of Syria but for Israel. Assad must go … The most important security challenge facing us is to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear weapons state … I’m going to visit China next week, I will talk to them about the crude oil they import from Iran … Thanks for helping us show to the American people how important is Israel’s relationship to the United States. This relationship strengthens our ability to stand for what is right in the world. Keep up the good work!”

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): “I was asked before coming here today, ‘Why are you going to ZOA?’ I answered, ‘Why? Because ZOA was the only organization that supported my amendment saying no more money and arms to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt … Giving F-16 planes and M-1 tanks to them? One day we’re going to regret this.”

Turning to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt, Rand said, “You now have a president in Egypt who says Jews are sons of pigs and apes and a president who stands next to a preacher saying ‘Death to Jews and all their supporters,’ which includes America. If they want our funding, why don’t they affirm their support for the Camp David accord? Why don’t they reaffirm that Israel has a right to exist?”

Turning to another deeply problematic recipient of U.S. aid, Pakistan, Paul said, “They have put a man, Shakil Afridi, in jail for the rest of his life because he helped us find Bin Laden, which was a big thing, that makes him a big friend of America, so I say – No more money to Pakistan unless you free Shakil Afridi. If you want to be a friend of America, act like one.” Speaking of Israel, he observed, “There one thing I know I can say: You will never see anyone in Israel burning the American flag … the U.S. and Israel have a great shared religious and cultural history.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

4 Responses to “Sane At Last: ZOA Urging an Enthusiastic Congress to Curb Arab Aid”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Get rid of the Muslim in the White House! Then perhaps the USA will speak sense!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Get rid of the Muslim in the White House! Then perhaps the USA will speak sense!

  3. I totally agree with you but many people do not know this. I sent a list of all the Muslims brotherhood names in the white house and only one believes me.

  4. Michael Gorinsky says:

    THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL PIECE.READ WHAT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT ISRAEL AND TH BACKYARD IN WHICH ISRAEL LIVES. DO NOT MISS THIS ARTICLE ABOUT THE ZOA CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON.EVERYONE OF IMPORTANCE WAS THERE.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Dozens of children were traumatized but escaped injury Sunday morning when Arabs in eastern Jerusalem attacked their bus.
‘Benign Neglect’ May Be Setting Up Eastern Jerusalem Jews for Expulsion
Latest News Stories
Police confiscate marijuana from a walled farm.

Police arrested three men from central Israel on Friday after confiscating 3.5 tons of marijuana in a raid on a farm that was hidden by walls. Police said the farm was located in the Sharon region, which covers the area north of Tel Aviv and includes Netanyahu and neighboring communities, but the exact location was […]

President Ruby Rivlin greets new Olim as they step off the plane.

Israel wellomed 24,801 new immigrants this past year. Another 6-8 million did not make it – yet.

Dozens of children were traumatized but escaped injury Sunday morning when Arabs in eastern Jerusalem attacked their bus.

Benign neglect could be setting up Jews in eastern Jerusalem for “Gush Katif No. 2”

Jihad boy, age 13, poses with assault rifle in ISIS propaganda photo.

A good Jewish boy has a Bar Mitzvah at 13. A good Muslim fanatic joins the ISIS.

The ISIS terror group has released its first “feature length” film.” It’s worthy of an Oscar. Not.

Unconfirmed reports from Syria claiming that ISIS has executed UK aid worker Alan Henning.

Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.

Someone with a Jewish calendar must have finally realized that Wednesday night is Rosh Hashana.

Turkey has retrieved 49 citizens who were held hostage by the ISIS terror organization in Iraq, allegedly without paying ransom.

For the first time ever, Iran and China have begun joint naval drills focusing on “relief and rescue operations” in the Persian Gulf.

US Defense corporation Lockheed Martin has registered an Israeli subsidiary after opening an office in Be’er Sheva.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and FM Yair Lapid have reportedly come to an agreement over the 2015 state budget for Israel.

A delegation of 12 Jordanian parliamentarians have cancelled a planned visit to Gaza on security grounds.

ConEd has created a series of multilingual gas safety videos for New Yorkers.

Even secular Jews are slamming Yair Lapid for a calling a press conference on Shabbat about absolutely nothing important.

An Israeli mini-drone crashed Saturday morning near Marjayoun in southern Lebanon near the border with Israel.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
British-accented executioner for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) dubbed by the media, "Jihad John."

The ISIS terror group has released its first “feature length” film.” It’s worthy of an Oscar. Not.

Three sets of three-day Yomim Tovim can seem overwhelming – especially when we are trying to stay healthy.

A dozen rabbis and a Jewish gun club are extremely critical of the position on gun control taken by the RCA and the OU.

Never, never, never take packages from someone without knowing what is inside.

Vandals attacked two synagogues and a supermarket this week. One person has been arrested.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/sane-at-last-zoa-urging-an-enthusiastic-congress-to-curb-arab-aid/2013/05/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: