From Zionist Organization of America <[email protected]>
Subject ZOA to Biden: Stop Interfering With Jews’ Legal, Moral Right to Build in Judea/Samaria, Jerusalem
Date October 11, 2021 6:08 PM
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ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA NEWS RELEASE ZOA to Biden: Stop Interfering With Jews’ Legal, Moral Right to Build in Judea/Samaria, Jerusalem PM Bennett Needs to Ignore U.S. Pressure Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: We are deeply concerned by the revelation this week that during President Biden’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Bennett on August 27, 2021, Biden pressured Israel to show “restraint” regarding building in “settlements” (meaning Jewish homes and communities in Judea/Samaria and Jerusalem). Further, the reports revealed that the Biden administration has similarly pressured Israel every week ever since the August summit. Such U.S. uncalled-for bullying and pressure on our ally Israel drives a wedge between our countries; undermines Israeli (and hence U.S.) security; will hinder – rather than help – peace; grossly interferes with Israel’s sovereign rights in her lawful historic Jewish land; and impedes Israel’s ability to house the thousands of Jews who are fleeing to Israel from sky-rocketing worldwide antisemitism and/or making Aliyah to realize the Jewish dream of returning to our homeland. Further, freezing building Jewish homes constitutes blatant anti-Jewish discrimination. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s wrong-headed demands are not surprising, in light of the long list of major Biden appointees who are enormously hostile towards Jews and Israel. These hostile-to-Israel Biden appointees include: Biden’s Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Reema Dodin – who justified and encouraged suicide bombings against Jews, organized anti-Israel rallies, and spread Medieval-style anti-Israel blood libels; Biden’s USAID Chief Samantha Power – who enabled the passage of extreme anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, and called for the U.S. to give the Palestinian Authority terror regime a “protection force” against Israel; and Biden’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr, who wrote that he “was inspired by the Palestinian intifada” (the Palestinian-Arab terror war in which Arab terrorists murdered or maimed 10,000 Jews); Maher Bitar, member of the NSC, who supports BDS and ran a seminar on how to demonize Israel - to name just a few. See much more on ZOA’s Biden Appointments Watch webpage. It is also extremely concerning that Israeli Prime Minister Bennett appears to be appeasing the Biden Administration’s demands, including by offering to limit building in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, etc. to “natural growth” and by delaying meetings to complete approval processes for building 2,000 Jewish homes (along with 1,000 Palestinian Arab homes). PM Bennett’s Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked condemned former PM Netanyahu’s for appearing to bow to similar pressure from the Obama-Biden administration, as a “disgrace.” ZOA urges PM Bennett and his government to stand strong against harmful pressures, and to move forward with building much-needed Jewish homes. Impeding Jewish Building Is Blatant Religious, National Origin and Antisemitic Discrimination: The Biden administration is engaging in blatant discrimination by demanding that Jews cannot build homes in the Jewish homeland areas of Judea/Samaria and Jerusalem–while Palestinian Arabs can do so. This sort of antisemitic discrimination is illegal in the U.S. For instance, under New York’s human rights law, demanding that Jews cannot live in any neighborhood is prohibited housing discrimination. See, e.g., N.Y. Exec. Law, Art. 15, § 296.5.) READ MORE In Case You Missed It... You can find information on more of President Biden's appointments HERE. ‌ ‌ ‌ About Us News Videos ZOA Report Events Founded in 1897, ZOA played a key role in the Jewish State's re-establishment. Today, ZOA is the leading major American Jewish organization courageously defending Israel and the Jewish people; fighting against all forms of antisemitism, including anti-Jewish boycotts; and promoting the Jewish people's lawful right to live in and settle historic Jewish lands. ZOA exposes that a Palestinian state would endanger Israel's existence; presents the facts about the Arab/Islamic war against Israel; and combats the anti-Israel lie that Israel is an "occupier" of her own land. ZOA spearheaded long battles to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and apply civil rights protections to Jewish students. ZOA provides free legal assistance and programs to pro-Israel students at numerous college campuses. ZOA's bold, unapologetic voice has a significant impact on public discourse and policy. DONATE NOW Copyright © Zionist Organization of America 2021, All rights reserved. Zionist Organization of America | 633 Third Ave, 31 B, New York, NY 10017 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected]
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