Subject: Urgent Action Alert: Documenting the History of Israel
The Unity Coalition for Israel offers you the opportunity to reply to President Obama in opposition to US policy in respect to the establishment of a new Palestinian State within Israeli borders, commonly referred to as “the Two State Solution.” Your letter also will request that our President demand that the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League recognize Israel as a Jewish State.
The main feature of this Urgent Action Alert is a summary of Israel`s right to the land, found in the United States Congressional Record, dated June 30, 1922, and adopted unanimously by the House of Representatives. It succinctly and beautifully states the compelling reasons for a national home for the Jewish people presented as House Resolution 360. It outlines the geographical boundaries as well as the pragmatic and legal imperative for the State of Israel.
You will be asking that President Obama include in his thinking the opinions of those legislators who played an important role in founding the nation of Israel .
With one click, you can send your letter automatically (as shown below) or change the introduction in any way you wish. Simply add your own comments. Unchanged, your letter will be sent as follows and will go to President Barack Obama with copies to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the President`s Cabinet, and to select Members of Congress and the Knesset.
Your letter will read as follows:
Dear President Obama,
Before putting together the final touches on your anticipated `Peace Speech` expected to be delivered in Egypt on June 4, 2009, I request of you a moment or two, to read what your fellow legislators had to say in the year 1922.
The issue at the time was in respect to the recreation of the Jewish National Home – in the area designated for them by the “Mandate for Palestine,” an historical League of Nations document referencing the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.
Mr. President, there has always been a Jewish presence in the land and reducing any land already granted to the Jewish people under international law is an injustice and a grievous handicap to the well-being of the Jewish State.
The Congressional Resolution follows:
The United States Congressional Record
1922 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
National Home for
THE JEWISH PEOPLE JUNE 30, 1922
HOUSE RESOLUTION 360 – UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED
” Palestine of today, the land we now know as Palestine , was peopled by the Jews from the dawn of history until the Roman era. It is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people. They were driven from it by force by the relentless Roman military machine and for centuries prevented from returning. At different periods various alien people succeeded them but the Jewish race had left an indelible impress upon the land.
“Today it is a Jewish country. Every name, every landmark, every monument and every trace of whatever civilization remaining there is still Jewish. And it has ever since remained a hope, a longing, as expressed in their prayers for these nearly 2,000 years. No other people has ever claimed Palestine as their national home. No other people has ever shown an aptitude or indicated a genuine desire to make it their homeland. The land has been ruled by foreigners. Only since the beginning of the modern Zionist effort may it be said that a creative, cultural, and economic force has entered Palestine . The Jewish Nation was forced from its natural home. It did not go because it wanted to.
“A perusal of Jewish history, a reading of Josephus, will convince the most skeptical that the grandest fight that was ever put up against an enemy was put up by the Jew. He never thought of leaving Palestine . But he was driven out. But did he, when driven out, give up his hope of getting back? Jewish history and Jewish literature give the answer to the question. The Jew even has a fast day devoted to the day of destruction of the Jewish homeland.
“Never throughout history did they give up hope of returning there. I am told that 90 per cent of the Jews today are praying for the return of the Jewish people to its own home. The best minds among them believe in the necessity of reestablishing their Jewish land. To my mind there is something prophetic in the fact that during the ages no other nation has taken over Palestine and held it in the sense of a homeland; and there is something providential in the fact that for 1,800 years it has remained in desolation as if waiting for the return of the people.”
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For Israel to make further land concessions for any reason is contrary to the original sentiments of the US Congress. Legally, the State of Israel is mandated and exists. We hope you will acknowledge this affirmation of Israel . We also hope that you will insist that the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League abide by this unanimous judgment of our forefathers recognizing Israel as a Jewish State, beginning with your forthcoming speech in Egypt on June 4th, and continuing throughout future policy statements.