When I read in The Jerusalem Post (July 22) the dangerous and ridiculous words of Debra DeLee, the President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now; knowing that she has a willing ally in White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who is also a strong supporter of Peace Now's self-destructive folly: I realize that the ancient verse: "Your destroyers will come out of your own midst" is dangerously true of the reality today.
This is what DeLee dares write in her Obama-supporting article:
Obviously, the Palestinians should take steps to show that they are serious about peace negotiations and Arab governments should do their part to support peace efforts, and the president is pushing on these fronts. But what the Arabs do or not do doesn't change what Israel should do.
We at Americans for Peace Now, and our friends at Israel's Peace Now movement, believe that for the sake of its security, stability and long-term wellbeing, Israel should immediately reverse the settlement enterprise. And now, particularly now, instead of seeking "shticks and tricks" to evade a settlement freeze-in the words of New York Congressman Gary Ackerman, a staunch friend of Israel-Netanyahu should do whatever it takes to take advantage of the opportunity that Obama proposes.
DeLee, who writes about her "experience with the Democratic Party (She was chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee) and with Chicago politics" must have had, and still has, a close working relationship with Obama and of course Emanuel.
So here we have the true picture: self-hating Jews pushing the Goyim to force Israel according to their self-destructive, anti-Israel agenda to make concessions that with out doubt would lead to Israel's destruction.
Listen to the foolish and self-destructive advice to her fellow Jews, "her Israeli friends:"
"What the Arabs do or do not do doesn't change what Israel should do."
In short this is 'honest' advice for Israel to be willing to commit suicide, all in the interests of the so-called peace dream of the Israeli left. For when there will be no more Israel there of course will be peace - peace not of "the brave," as Arafat cruelly named the process once, but the peace of Israel's grave. And this brought about - as in history before - by self-destructive Jews themselves.
How happy the Gentile Obamas and Solanas must be for such 'helpful' Jews!
So here, maliciously, in the name of 'a peace' that will lead to Israel's destruction - wrapped in the beautiful sounding "we say it to you as friends in all honesty" - Israel is being told not just by her bitter enemies but also by her self-hating Jews to freeze all settlements. And these include those quarters in unified Jerusalem, which is for these turncoats still occupied territory. Israel must be ready to withdraw without waiting for any reciprocity from their sworn enemies. And those enemies will certainly use these abandoned areas to establish their third, Jihad-inspired terrorist state (after Hamas in Gaza and the Hizbullah in Lebanon) from which to finish off what will be left of Israel.
It was as the late Arafat, in a rare moment of honesty, confided to a reporter for the Dutch paper Trouw: "Peace for us means the destruction of Israel and to that peace process even some Jews are willing to lend their hand."
Therefore in the light of all this I felt to write this personal letter to Elie Wiesel:
Dear and honorable Mr. Wiesel!
As a Christian believer, with the stress on believer - as I believe with all my heart all that God has written and prophetically foretold about your chosen and beloved people - so as a believer, I am greatly concerned and also angered at times at the way the present U.S. administration under Barack Hussein Obama is taking America's relationship with Israel, your people.
You once stood courageously in front of your former President George W. Bush and upbraided him for visiting the graves of young Nazi soldiers at Bittburg, with the words: This is not the place for you to be at, Mr. President."
A few months ago you stood equally together with your new President at "the grave" of your precious father at Buchenwald. I found your comments and speech there in front of a man that hardly lifts his finger against the threat of Iran's Ahmadinejad's newly proposed holocaust for your - also by me- beloved people weak in comparison to the courageous words you spoke to George W. Bush, certainly a much better friend to the people of Israel than the present U.S. administration, which uses, as indeed many of your previous enemies have done, the ultra leftist Israeli Rahm Emanuel as their fig leaf or should we say 'their court Jew' to bring the whole relationship of the U.S. versus Israel on a dangerous and life-threatening collision course! This also with their unnecessary virulent objection against Jews building their homes in their own historic land, a land they are indeed willing to share with others.
When President Obama allowed some of the leaders of the U.S. Jewish organizations to appear before him - to assuage their fears and apprehensions, he maliciously forbade any of the stronger defenders of Israel to be part of that group. Of course all the more leftist leaders were welcome!
I may have missed it - but I failed to hear your so gifted strong voice speak against this denial and sell-out of your people Israel's best interest.
I just read your introduction to the excellent book by David Wyman: 'The abandonment of the Jews" - a frightful exposé of the compliance of most of the U.S. Jewish and Christian leadership in relation to the weak and utterly reprehensible response by President Roosevelt to the deadly threat faced then by those European Jews at least those not yet massacred by Hitler's regime. It is an appalling record and in their just held meeting with your President it looks very much to me now a repeat of U.S. Jewish history. I can cry - how lonely Israel is even in the midst of her own Jewish people and come with this heartcry to you in the hope that one who like you and your father and fellow inmates have been in your own life victims of this abandonment will not allow this weak and self-centered spirit present in too many of your people today - to allow Israel to be abandoned again to the will and evil machinations of their present enemies.
Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center