Friday, October 31, 2008

Stop Israeli destruction of Jewish farms!

Dear Friends,

The letter below was written by Buddy Macy to Sallai Meridor to protest the barbaric destruction of the Federman-Tor homes. We urge all friends of Israel in the US to do the same. Each and every letter makes a difference.

In addition, for US Citizens, send letters also to:

* the Israeli Embassy (202-364.5500) or consulate nearest you
* The SD's Bureau of Democracy (202-647.4000 or 1-800-877.8339), Human Rights & Labor,

Inform them and demand an appropriate investigation. As an American citizen, you can ask the State Department to investigate these human rights violations.

Shabbat Shalom,
Ruth and Nadia Matar

Dear Fellow Activists,
Last Sunday morning, the Israeli Government ordered the execution of appalling actions against two Jewish families in Kiryat Arba. (Click the link to learn the details directly from one of the victims - .) I urge you to send a fax (202-364-5423) and postal letter of any length, to Sallai Meridor, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States. And, please forward this email to everyone on your list.

Here is my letter, for your reference:

October 30, 2008
The Honorable Sallai Meridor
His Excellency Ambassador of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dear Ambassador,
I am sure you are aware of the tragic events that took place this past Sunday morning (actually, in the middle of the night) at the Federman and Tor homes ­ the smashing of their windows (reminiscent, dare I say it, of an event that took place 75 years ago) and forced entry by Israeli soldiers; the dragging of the startled, shocked children from their beds after being shaken awake; the beating of some children; the families' forceful expulsion from their own homes; and, finally, the crushing destruction of their homes, without them even having the opportunity to take any of their personal possessions! What type of state is it that treats its citizens in such an appalling, sickening fashion!

I am a secular Jew who has supported Israel my entire adult life. This support includes 25 years of volunteer service to my local Jewish Federation (Greater Clifton-Passaic, New Jersey) as a fundraiser, officer, and Board of Trustees and Executive Committee member, as well as numerous financial contributions to the Jewish State through Federation. IT IS OVER! Until the Israeli Government publicly apologizes to the Federman and Tor families and compensates them fully for their loss and suffering, including emotional trauma, and until Mr. Olmert and Mr. Barak are criminally charged for inciting and ordering the above inhuman behavior, I will not give one more cent to the State of Israel. And I will begin to suggest to others, some with substantial resources, to consider ceasing their Federation giving and, instead, contributing directly to specific pro-Jewish Israeli causes.

Ambassador Meridor, I hope you have the moral courage to call for such immediate action.

Most sincerely,
Buddy Macy

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

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