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Strong Orthodox Opposition to Palestinian State
inn ^ | 11/25/10 | Hillel Fendel

Posted on 11/25/2010 11:24:14 AM PST by Nachum

Orthodox Jewry in the United States is "fairly solid" in its opposition to a PLO state in the heartland of Israel - though a slight crack has been noted.

For instance, the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has urged American political leaders to reconsider its "two-state solution" policy. The NCYI also initiated a grass roots effort aimed at “enlightening” U.S. leaders regarding the dangers of pushing for an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.

In late 2007, when the future of the Jerusalem appeared to be on the table at the Annapolis talks, a broad coalition of Orthodox organizations wrote a letter to 2,000 American rabbis, stating: "This is not the time to discuss the dangers of a terrorist Palestinian State as a neighbor to Israel. Today, we must raise our voices at the thought of losing our united capital of Jerusalem…” The coalition included the National Council of Young Israel, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, Emunah Women of America, AFSI, Hineni, AJOP (Outreach), NCSY, Poalei Agudath Israel of America, ZOA, and more.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: opposition; orthodox; palestinian; strong

1 posted on 11/25/2010 11:24:19 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

OU? Jaw just dropped....


2 posted on 11/25/2010 11:33:24 AM PST by MestaMachine (Cogito ergo doleo - I think therefore I am depressed)
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3 posted on 11/25/2010 11:52:16 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Nachum

What do the Palestinians have to offer to the world? Not a dam thing! There will never be peace between Israel and those people. The Palestinians are the war dogs of the other Arab nations.


4 posted on 11/25/2010 12:17:42 PM PST by RC2
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To: MestaMachine

The OU...while stressing their “O” they are not very Zionistic. They continue to expand in the galut, instead of encouraging aliyah.


5 posted on 11/25/2010 2:59:54 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Orthodox Jewry in the United States is "fairly solid" in its opposition to a PLO state in the heartland of Israel... For instance, the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has urged American political leaders to reconsider its "two-state solution" policy. The NCYI also initiated a grass roots effort aimed at "enlightening" U.S. leaders regarding the dangers of pushing for an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Thanks Nachum.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 6:33:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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