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June 04, 2003

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This letter comes from moiseb@vipac.org at VIPAC

I am concerned that the path we are taking in promoting the "Road Map" to peace will bring disaster not only to Israel but to our country as well. I urge you to stop pursuing this path.

The so called "Road Map" to peace in the Middle East will be treated by the Arabs as a way of obtaining additional concessions from Israel without making any meaningful steps on their own to stop the terror, murder and aggression against the Jewish State and the democratic world. The Arabs have targeted the West and are using Israel as the first step toward their design for world domination.

In an article entitled "On Ignoring Anti-Semitism" in the October 2002 edition of Commentary Magazine, Ruth R. Wisse writes: "Israel had to be gritty; otherwise it would not exist. Nevertheless, in the 1990's it too began to tire under the perpetual assault. In systematic and sustained terrorism, the Arabs discovered the first weapon that really works against a democracy, destroying the trust, the openness, of an open society, and exploiting its precious freedoms to expose its acute vulnerability. Here once again Israel has served as a test case. How well can democracies withstand this new form of all-out foreign aggression? We know from the past that the West paid dearly for ignoring Hitler's war against the Jews.

One can only hope it will not pay as dearly for having ignored or underestimated for so long the Arab war against Israel and the Jews."

We have tolerated Arab attacks against Israel for many years. We advised the Jewish State to use caution in responding to these attacks. Was this attitude instrumental in encouraging Arab terrorists to attack our embassies, our ships, our cities and our citizens?

The Road Map will not succeed unless the Arabs follow through with concrete and all encompassing steps toward peace. These steps must include teaching their children the merits of coexistence with their Jewish neighbors instead of teaching them to be suicide bombers and murderers. They must disarm and disband all the terrorist militias. They must recognize the right of the Jewish State to coexist along side 22 other Arab states. The Arabs must develop the trust of the Israelis and the world. Until they do we cannot grant any recognition to their methods and actions. We cannot promote any "Road Map" until they do more than just supply some "confidence building" measures.

And what must We as citizens of free societies do? We must attack all those who seek to destroy the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We must seek to protect all citizens of the world from the anarchistic threats of terrorists and from the evil of renegade societies such as that of Yasir Arafat and his PLO authority.

What happens to Israel will be an indication of our country's value and mark on history. We must stand firm against the Arab threat to this nation and ours. I urge you to stop the "Road Map."
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This letter comes from VIPAC who encourages you to write or call your government reps.
The President's email: president@whitehouse.gov
The Vice President's email: vice.president@whitehouse.gov
White House phone: 202-456-1111 Fax: 202-456-2461
Senate and House switchboard: 202-224-3121
Click on "Govt. Email Addresses" at www.vipac.org for other officials.