As you know, Israel is under the constant threat of total destruction at
the hands of Yasser Arafat and his fellow terrorists in the Middle East.
Traditional Values Coalition is joining hands with Jewish leaders in
Israel to prevent Muslim extremists from destroying the nation of
Israel. We have recently joined forces with a group called One
Jerusalem. This organization’s primary purpose is to keep Jerusalem from
becoming a divided city-under partial Muslim control. Muslims are also
trying to seize control of Jewish and Christian Holy Places in
One Jerusalem is also concerned about the future safety of the nation of
Israel and publishes regular updates on the political and social turmoil
in that region of the world.
House Majority Whip Tom DeLay recently gave a wonderful speech in
support of Israel at Westminster College. His words echo my own feelings
about Israel and its important place in world history.
Let me share just a few of his comments to you:
“Today, no one can ignore the horrible aggression in the Middle East. A
democratic government is fending off an orchestrated onslaught of death.
The State of Israel has been targeted by groups committed to her
complete elimination. And on the basis of our shared principles and
democratic values, America has an undeniable obligation to stand
squarely with our democratic ally against those attempting to end the
State of Israel.”
“The fundamental measures that test our spirit, ideals, and aspirations
show that Israel and America are kindred nations. The founders of both
countries were profoundly influenced by faith. Both countries drafted
governments that practice religious tolerance. Both countries are filled
with immigrants summoned by dreams. For people fleeing the storms of
persecution, both countries have been safe harbors.”
“No one should expect the people of Israel to negotiate with groups
pursuing the fundamental goal of destroying them. During four decades of
terrorism, Yasser Arafat has proven his total contempt for human life.
He is completely untrustworthy.”
“America has a clear duty to stand beside a democratic ally that is
besieged by terrorists. I believe that most Americans feel the pull of
kinship with the men and women of Israel. We can’t allow the flame of
democracy to be extinguished by a wave of aggression. The terrorists
attempting to destroy the State of Israel should know that America will
never allow that to happen.”
Those are powerful words from Congressman Tom DeLay. Israel is the only
democratic nation in that region of the world. We share a common
commitment to freedom, peace, and prosperity. Yet terrorists like Yasser
Arafat would destroy this freedom-loving nation in order to impose an
Islamic tyranny on it!
We must not allow this to happen! One Jerusalem just reported that
documents discovered in Arafat’s compound in Ramallah show very clearly
that he is funding suicide bombers in their quest to destroy Israel. The
Israel Defense Force (IDF) has found invoices with Arafat’s signature on
them to pay for suicide bombers! Arafat’s claims to want peace are
phony- and always have been. He is actually paying for these killers to
murder innocent men, women, and children in Israel.
We must stand with Israel and we urge you to support the nation of
Israel against Muslim terrorists-and against efforts by Muslims to seize
control of Jerusalem’s Holy Places.
I am reminded of God’s promise to Abraham about Israel in Genesis
12:2-3. Here He promises Abraham: “I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you. I will make your name great, and you will be a
blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I
will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:7, the Lord says to Abraham: “To your offspring I will give
And in Romans 11, verses 1-2a, the Apostle Paul says this about the
Jewish people: “I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means!
-God has not rejected His people whom he foreknew.” In Romans 11:29,
Paul clearly tells us that “For the gifts and the call of God are
Israel is clearly part of God’s eternal work and blessing upon this
earth! We have a divine mandate to defend Israel-and it is an important
one for us to remember. God promised to bless those who bless Israel and
to curse those who curse Israel!
Please join with TVC and One Jerusalem in this joint effort on behalf of
Israel. Go to One Jerusalem’s web site to see how you can get involved
in this important campaign. The future of Israel hangs in the
balance-and the future of Jerusalem under Israeli control also hangs in
the balance. Join this effort by going to:http://www.onejerusalem.org/JoinUs.asp?Referrer=tvc
TVC and One Jerusalem are working side-by-side to see that Israel
remains a free and independent state. We cannot allow Muslim terrorists
to destroy the nation of Israel!
Join us today in this effort!
LOUIS P. SHELDON
TRADITIONAL VALUES COALITION
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