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NEW INTERNATIONAL POLLARD CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

 

Pollard, the ultimate gesture of friendship to People of Israel

 

Call President Barack Obama For Pollard Today!

 

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama on July 6, 2010, hopes are high that the date will prove to be an historic one for both countries. Anticipating that mutual goodwill will produce concrete efforts for reconciliation, many pray that the President will send Jonathan Pollard Home with Mr. Netanyahu.

 

POLLARD AS A GESTURE TO THE PEOPLE

The Israeli People have been waiting 25 years for Jonathan Pollard. Public opinion polls in Israel consistently show that the People of Israel see the return of Jonathan Pollard as a national priority, with 84% to 92% supporting initiatives to secure Pollard/s release. No other issue enjoys such wall to wall support.

 

POLLARD IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL

The American people, speaking through their elected representatives, want President Barack Obama to act in support of Israel.  87 Senators recently signed a letter to the president urging that he show support for Israel. 31 Jewish Congressman recently met with the President and they too urged that he show support for Israel. The return of Jonathan Pollard would be the ultimate gesture of support, welcomed and enthusiastically embraced by all the People of Israel.

 

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE NOW: Tel: 202-456-1414 or 202-456-1111

Everyone is urged to participate in this worldwide grassroots effort starting today, by calling the White House, daily, through July 6th repeatedly and often, to urge President Barack Obama to send Jonathan Pollard home to Israel.

 

Call between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.  To leave a message for the President, the White House Switchboard can be reached at 202-456-1414. The White House Comment Line can also be reached directly by calling 202-456-1111. Tell the President that releasing Jonathan Pollard would be the consummate act of friendship towards the People of Israel. Ask the President to please send Jonathan Pollard home with Mr. Netanyahu.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR FRIENDSHIP AND RECONCILIATION

"With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to meet with President Obama in Washington on July 6, this is a golden opportunity for a gesture of friendship and reconciliation to be made by releasing Pollard and sending him home to Jerusalem, to his wife and to his People," said Rabbi Pesach Lerner, the Executive Vice President of the National Council of Young Israel, and one of the driving forces behind the Pollard campaign.

 

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CONTACT KEY CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES  

CENTER FOR NEAR EAST POLICY RESEARCH LTD.
ISRAEL RESOURCE NEWS AGENCY
BEIT AGRON INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTER
37 HILLEL STREET
JERUSALEM 94581 ISRAEL
CELL. 0547 222 661
DAVID BEDEIN, DIRECTOR

Sent:   23 Apr 2010
Subject: Communicate concerns to Members/Staffers of the US Congress who oversee the US State Department
The time has come for those who advocate the integrity of Israel to adopt any immediate policy of communicating clear concerns with the US Congress, especially with the members of the two major US Congressional committees which oversee US middle east policy:  For a listing click here
The Middle East Subcommittee of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee
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The Near East Subcommittee of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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Members of these US congressional oversight committees are kept in the dark and fed gross disinformation by the US Administration concerning the nature of Israel's adversaries. 
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YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT RESPONDS TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S COMMENTS ABOUT JERUSALEM
 
National Council of Young Israel President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky, Esq. today criticized comments made by Vice President Joseph Biden regarding the Jerusalem District Planning Committee's decision to authorize 1,600 new units of housing in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo.
 
In a statement issued by the White House, the Vice President said, "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem.  The substance and timing of the announcement, particularly with the launching of proximity talks, is precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now....."

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STATEMENT BY CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS CHAIRMAN ALAN SOLOW AND EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN MALCOLM HOENLEIN ON U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS  

New York, March 16, 2010 … Alan Solow, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, issued the following statement.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to the United States, coming shortly after Vice President Biden’s visit to Israel, provides an important opportunity for long time allies to reassert their shared interests, including the fight against extremism, the necessity of stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons capability and the importance of moving forward expeditiously on a viable peace process. During his time in Israel, the Vice President forcefully affirmed that the bond between the United States and Israel was unbreakable, and that progress in the Middle East peace process can only be made when there is no daylight between Israel and the United States when it comes to the security of Israel.
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ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON THE NEW ISRAELI "SETTLEMENT OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM"  

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YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT PRAISES LEGISLATION

TO MOVE US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) praised legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate which would require the United States to relocate the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  The Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act of 2009 calls on the U.S. State Department to eliminate the waiver that has been used by United States Presidents for the past 14 years to prevent the American Embassy from being relocated to Jerusalem.  Although the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law requires that the embassy be moved to Jerusalem, there was a presidential waiver included in the legislation, which enables U.S. Presidents to avoid having to move the embassy to the Israeli capital based on national security reasons.

"It is preposterous for the U.S. Embassy to remain in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem, when every other American Embassy throughout the world is found in those nations' capital cities," said NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky.  "This legislation will put an end to a practice that has been used by U.S. Presidents since 1995, which prevents the American Embassy from being moved to its rightful place in the Israeli capital, and sends a troubling message to the world about the United States' stance on the future of Jerusalem.  We wholeheartedly support this legislation and urge the Senate to pass the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act of 2009."


"Senator Kyl expressed his sincere belief in the need to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and reiterated his commitment to ensuring that his colleagues in the Senate understand the significance of this legislation," said NCYI Executive Vice President Rabbi Pesach Lerner.  "Passage of this legislation will send a clear and powerful message to the world that the United States acknowledges that Jerusalem is the duly recognized capital of the State of Israel."

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YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT CONDEMNS U.S. REPORT CRITICIZING ISRAEL

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today condemned a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of State that criticizes the State of Israel for alleged religious discrimination against non-Jews and non-Orthodox Jews. The Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor set forth numerous criticisms of Israel's practices in its 2009 International Religious Freedom Report, in a section entitled "Israel and the Occupied Territories."

"The State of Israel was established by Jews as a Jewish State, and to criticize the fact that its religious practices and moral compass are inherently intertwined with Judaism is preposterous," said NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky. "As a Jewish state, utilizing the doctrines of the Torah and the canons of Jewish law as guiding principles of governance is certainly appropriate and should be beyond reproach. This report undermines the Israeli government's freedom to establish policies and procedures that they deem proper for their citizenry and consider to be in the best interests of their nation."

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YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT BUILDING UP ISRAEL, SHUL BY SHUL

GUSH KATIF FAMILIES BREAK GROUND FOR NEW SYNAGOGUE                             

 Young Israel of Bnei Dekalim
  2,000 People Attend Ground-Breaking Ceremony For Young Israel Of Bnei Dekalim

YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT CALLS ON U.S. TO CONDEMN GOLDSTONE REPORT

 The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today called on the United States to immediately condemn the Goldstone Report, a nearly 600-page report prepared by former South African Judge Richard Goldstone about Israel's military operations in Gaza last winter.  The report alleges that Israel committed war crimes during the military conflict.
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OVER 10,000 NEW YORKERS STOOD FOR FREEDOM WITH IRAN

More than ten thousand participants gathered together outside the United Nations Plaza to demand freedom for all Iranians. Such prominent New Yorkers as Governor David Paterson, Elie Wiesel, and Rudy Giuliani showed their solidarity with a range of other elected officials, religious leaders, and representatives of many ethnic communities to send a united message of hope.

Stand With Us Rally at the U.N. in NYC 9-24-09

YOUNG ISRAEL MOVEMENT ENDORSES NETANYAHU'S JERUSALEM POLICY                                                                                                           

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