Israel Truth Week was asked to offer support for the ‘100 Shofars Rally‘ that takes place today in New York City. It is being organized by Jewish groups opposed to the inclusion of Israel boycott organizations in the city’s Israel Day Parade. To that end, the letter below was provided to the organizers, and Israel Truth Week was added to the list of supporters (see announcement reprint below):
The Hear O Israel Coalition
c/o Renanah Goldhar-Gemeiner,
Mothers For MIAs, Toronto
I have been asked to endorse your 100 Shofars Rally tomorrow to demand the United Jewish Appeal-Federation not allow groups who support boycotts of Israel to participate in the New York City Israel Day Parade.
Israel Truth Week supports your efforts to mount a campaign against those seeking to destroy the honour of the Jewish people through boycott, divestment & sanctions activities which are based on hate, ignorance and historical fabrications. No peace is possible without truth, and the truth is that Jews are owners not occupiers of Judea and Samaria because of your land title deed from the ‘original’ two state solution: the 1922 League of Nations Mandate For Palestine. This is the real two state solution that –under international law – recognized your historical connection to Palestine; reconstituted your national home in Palestine; specifically encouraged you to build communities everywhere in Palestine – including Judea and Samaria; and then gave the part of your national home east of the Jordan River to Arabs in what is now Jordan. This is also the two-state solution that is still being ignored by the world because it represents such an inconvenient truth.
Israel Truth Week does not advocate for either a one or two-state solution; we take the position that if the Jewish people give away part of the “national home” promised to them by the world community in the current climate of demonization and de-legitimization they will be handing her enemies an enormous victory by acknowledging – in effect – that every vile accusation associated with being ‘illegal occupiers of stolen land’ was true all along. We believe that this false narrative, if not dispelled, will be a terrible, unwarranted stain on the honour of the Jewish people. Continue reading