Open letter to the Israeli Ambassador

December 7, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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The following is an open letter to Israel’s ambassador to Australia, HE Yuval Rotem from ICJS…

From the grassroots Jewish community a message:  we support you and we support Israel. We know that Bob Carr hauled you in earlier this week to dress Israel down, and for what?  For building houses.  We stand behind Israel’s decision to build homes because we understand that building homes has the function of providing shelter for families.

Unlike Mr Carr, we believe that lobbing rockets at innocent civilians is the major obstacle to peace, along with raising children to hate, denying Israel’s right to exist, inciting violence, honouring suicide bombers, exalting the murder of Jews in songs and poetry, these are obstacles to peace.  But building homes for families does not constitute, in any rational mind at least, any obstacle to peace.

Drawing a moral equivalence between lobbing rockets and building homes speaks of a political stance lacking integrity or honesty…so as far as we are concerned…you let your government know that they should go ahead and build those homes, gardens and schools but don’t forget to build the shelters needed to protect Israeli civilians from the rockets being lobbed at them.

ICJS Research (Issues of Concern for Justice & Society) formed to express the concerns of Australian citizens about a broad range of issues such as terrorism, appeasement, tolerance, war and justice in society. We note that these issues are not debated in the media, and where they are dealt with it is often done in an imbalanced manner. We struggle to redress imbalance in the media.


2 Responses to “Open letter to the Israeli Ambassador”
  1. EthanP says:

    Well said!

  2. Michael says:

    Great Letter ICJS and thank you for advocating for Jewish Israeli Human Rights and issues.

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