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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Hikind to Bush: Don't fund West Bank withdrawal

WorldNetDaily is reporting that New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is currently here on a visit, is vowing to form a coalition to oppose American funding of Ehud Olmert's convergence consolidation surrender plan.
"It is absurd that the American taxpayers should fund a plan that will ethnically cleanse an area of Jews by expelling tens of thousands of Jews from their homes," stated Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn.

"And why should U.S. citizens whose government is in the midst of fighting a war on terror pay to help establish what will clearly become a center for global jihad after Israel evacuates?"
WorldNetDaily continues:
Hikind said he is working with Christian and Jewish organization to establish a coalition to sponsor public information campaigns about what he called the dangers of an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, and to lead solidarity missions to communities Olmert seeks to evacuate.

The politician also said he will personally petition U.S. senators and congressmen to drop their support for Olmert's plan.

"There are a lot of members of Congress who are pro-Israel and who blindly support the Israeli administration believing it is in America's and Israel's best interests. [Sounds like AIPAC. CiJ] I think they would be very receptive to learning Olmert's withdrawal plan is immoral and strategically disastrous," said Hikind.

"Hamas explicitly declared a victory for terror after 9,000 Jews in Gaza were driven from their homes. Gaza is now a terror base for local and global jihad groups, al-Qaida has moved in and rockets are fired from Gaza almost daily. The last thing America needs now is another major terror zone in Judea and Samaria. And Israelis would get Palestinian and global terrorists situated just outside their major population centers with rockets aimed at them."

Hikind called the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria "the home center of Zionism. These are some of the most dedicated people to the land and state of Israel living in biblical Jewish communities. It is a crime to uproot them."

Hikind this past summer led several Christian and Jewish delegations to the Gaza Strip to protest Israel's withdrawal from the area, which was carried out this past August.
Here's what I find to be the most interesting tidbit in this article:
"The Bush administration does not have faith that Olmert has the parliamentary coalition needed to sustain the firestorm of political activity that is sure to surround the implementation of the withdrawal," said a political source, speaking on condition of anonymity. "They do not see him as the strongman Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was to them."
Who says the Americans are dumb?

Read the whole thing.


At 8:52 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Dov Hikind is a mensch. He will not be quiet when he returns.

That he will form a coalition to oppose funding Olmert's mishegas is a given. Hikind may be 'just a NY Assemblyman', but he is a superb activist for Israel, and not to be taken for granted. Olmert has angered the wrong man, happily.


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