Agudath Israel: We Urge President Obama to Strengthen Even Further American Resolve in Dealing With Hamas

idf tlsAgudah: Today’s news brought the report that Hamas has rejected an Egyptian-brokered cease fire, while Israel’s cabinet has expressed its willingness to abide by its terms. Once again, Hamas has shown what it truly is — a terrorist organization bent on wreaking death and destruction, not only upon Israel, but upon its very own people. Its aim is to reject peace and coexistence and its violence is intended to take Israelis and Palestinians further from the negotiating table.

We express our deep appreciation to President Obama for his strong support of Israel during this difficult and desperate time. The U.S.-funded Iron Dome defense system has proven to be invaluable asset and has saved countless lives. The close military cooperation between the U.S. and Israel that has taken place over these past years has clearly played a critical role in assisting Israel in responding to the terrorist threat it faces now and on an ongoing basis. As both Americans and Jews, we are proud that our country remains a stalwart friend of Israel.

In light of Hamas rejectionism, we urge President Obama to strengthen even further American resolve in dealing with the terrorist threat it poses. We should make clear to the world that the consequences of continued fighting for Gaza and its civilian population rest squarely on Hamas’ shoulders. We should make clear to President Abbas that a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas is not a partner for peace. And we should make clear that Palestinian violence will have a detrimental affect on American support — both diplomatically and financially.

Only through the strong and unequivocal support of the U.S. for Israel will Palestinians realize that peace, nonviolence and coexistence are their only options.

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  1. “President Obama’s strong support of Israel” Ha Ha Ha. Any one with a mind that works can see the lack of Obama’s support for Israel . Anything e has done has been only because he had to. From His famous snub of Netanyahu in the White House( where he wasn’t happy with Netanyahu so he just left the room and said that he has to go do homework with his kids) to his support of the muslim world, shows the disdain he has for the jewish nation. You can be as politically correct as you want but the facts stand for themselves. I would give thanks to America for the iron dome. Not obama

  2. Comments 1 & 2 are definitely true. However, Agudas Yisroel is wise to begin the letter by complimenting our president, so that hopefully the positive reinforcement will encourage him to give Israel the support it desperately needs.

  3. IMHO 1,2,3 r wrong. Obama does support Israel. He said at the Muslim dinner that Hamas is wrong & Israel can defend itself. And Congress doubled their Iron Dome budget. It may be only politically, but, at this time, Obama is definately supporting Israel. Im not een sure what more Agudah wants him to do, other than send over our boys to fight their battle. Ah gringen Tahniss.

  4. More important than U.S. support, is Klal Yisrael’s spiritual support!
    Here is a wonderful project that Project Inspire began as a zechus for Eyal, Gilad and Naftali. It will increase Ahavas Yisrael, which will certainly bring us spiritual merits up in Shamayim.

    Here is a video of an IDF officer making a siyum on the sidelines of Gaza….another zechus for Eretz Yisrael..

    And here are soldiers marching to the Kosel with MBD’s song..

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