Often we tend to believe that there is nothing that we can
do to improve the situation in Israel, and we therefore do nothing - THAT IS A
BAD ATTITUDE! As of 2002, I have included step I - previously, I only
had steps II through VIII are included, as I am not a religious person.
However, I have gradually become extremely skeptical of there being a peace
settlement or a military means of solving this conflict, short of dropping bombs
on every enemy country. If you want to get involved, here are some
alternatives - step I could very well be the easiest and most productive!
Israeli economy is not doing so well, so support it! Here are some
in Israel (buy all
kinds of Israeli products), Israel
Visit - (among other things, order Pizza or Burgers for IDF soldiers and
include a personal note!), Israel
Web Store, Israeli
Yellow Pages, Frank Meisler
II) Build a website - the more
websites out there, the more people know the truth!!
III) For the non-religious -
become a better Jew!
1) Each Jewish man should accept on himself
during the upcoming days of divine mercy and concern to be very careful
regarding davening with a minyan,
that all his tefillos, Shacharis, Mincha and Ma'ariv, be part
of a "prayer of the multitude" that is always heard.
2) No one should skip over any part of Pesukei
Dezimrah. One should arrive early enough at shul to recite all of the
poetry and praises therein with emotion, care and heartfelt will, as is
mentioned in the poskim.
3) All Jews should
continue to pour forth special prayer each day through the recitation of Tehillim's chapters
83, 130 and 142. Righteous women too should undertake to say these chapters of Tehillim in
their homes each day, and to set aside a coin for tzedaka for the poor of
IV) Join Honestreporting.com,
an organization that is committed to fighting bias in Western media.
V) Visit Stand
with Us, a grass roots organization encompassing all branches of
Judaism, whose goal is to educate at all levels, balance the media, help expose
militant Islamic groups and leadership, expose the Palestinian-Arabic apparatus
of hate and violence, improve public relations for Israel, perfect our
Christian-Jewish alliance, and promote key charities that directly affect these
efforts. Make sure you sign up for their mailing
VI) Sign petitions, such as these
VII) You can always write to your government representative
to express disgust over their parties stances on certain issues and you can
write to Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan to express your feelings over
UN's history of being anti-Israel (see "20 Truths").
What we're trying to say is that we can't expect the
world to support Israel, but the more you do to combat anti-Israel rhetoric and
propaganda, the better off Israel will be!
VIII) Support ideas, such as those brought forward by
Barry Chamish - please read on:
1. A Law To
Revoke - In November, 1993, the Rabin government passed a law retroactively
legalizing meetings between Israelis and members of the PLO. Until then,
such meetings were illegal treason. The law saved the likes of Shimon Peres,
Yossi Beilin, Ron Pundak, Yair Hirschfeld and Uri Savir from prison for illegally meeting the PLO.
it. From a jurisdictive point of view, we have all the high cards. Numerous
legalists have explained that there is no precedent for a retroactive law
protecting criminals from high crime. One can no more retroactively legalize
treason than murder or rape. Many, many people have tried to have the Oslo
Accord repealed because the PLO have broken its clauses thousands of times. But
getting rid of an internationally sanctioned treaty is not simple. Rescinding the retroactive
meeting law is, legalistically speaking, a snap. It is an unbelievably
non-binding piece of legislation. A few good arguments to the Supreme Court
could do the trick.
And imagine the
fine results after: No one, not Sharon, not Peres could meet any PLO leader
until a new law was passed. And we'll fight that one as well. And best of all,
the Oslo criminals could finally be prosecuted.
So where are a
gutsy attorney or two?
2. Get the CIA - Now that the Israeli Defence Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer has
acknowledged that the CIA trained the PLO death squads, with agreement from
Shimon Peres; and now that a wide range of "experts" have acknowledged
that the CIA trained numerous PLO "policemen" in the fine arts of
advanced snipery and sundry deadly operations, let's get the CIA and hard.
Why says the
American taxpayer would have agreed to foot the bill for the PLO's training in
sophisticated murder techniques? Who says the CIA had any legal right to train
these squads, which have murdered over 100 Jews and maimed five times that
number, even with the permission of Peres?
George Tenet's direct role in the mass murder of Israeli citizens. Prosecute him
if he overstepped ANY law.
you're at it, you may as well expose the further training of the PLO at Lackland
Airforce Base in Texas. My sources assure me, the "policemen" are
there right now taking courses in the slaughter of innocents.
lawyers, where are you?