The following letter has been distributed over email lists during the last few days:
JOIN OUR WELCOME RALLY to demonstrate to the Prime Minister a great show of support.
THE NATIONAL UNITY COALITION INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A WELCOME RALLY AND ADDRESS WITH OUR HONORED GUEST AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
Mon., January 19th, 1998 – 3:30 to 6:00 PM at the Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Admission is Complimentary
My dear friends,
Those of us living in Israel,
those of us who condemned the previous administration,
those of us who did almost anything humanly possible to ensure the election of Benyamin Netanyahu, those of us living in Yehuda, Shomron, and Gazza,
and perhaps especially, by virtue of the experiences we have had no choice but to endure
those of us, residents of Hebron
ask you to keep in mind the following points as you meet with the Prime Minister on Monday:
Exactly one year ago, the Prime Minister of Israel abandoned 80% of Hebron to Arafat. He agreed to the legal arming of hundreds and thousands of terrorists, who surround The Jewish Community of Hebron. The government decision, confirming the agreement reached with Arafat also promised to continue to provide for the ‘security, and development of Hebron’s Jewish community.
2. Netanyahu’s promise of ‘full security and development in Hebron’ is far from being a reality.
3. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is a very very smooth speaker – he is capable of convincing anybody of anything – quite literally.
It is true that today we are in something of a bind. Of course nobody wants to see Ehud Barak and the Labor-Left back in power. On the other hand, the Prime Minister MUST NOT think that he has your UNCONDITIONAL support for anything he does.
Netanyahu MUST KNOW that your support is absolutely conditional – that he cannot continue to hand Eretz Yisrael on a silver platter to Arafat and his terrorist cronies.
The Israeli government has AGAIN decided upon conditions which must be met in order to continue with the next ‘further redeployment’ – ‘peima’ – abandonment of Eretz Yisrael. It is incumbent upon all of you to remember that following the terrorist attacks in Machane Yehuda and at the Ben Yehuda Street Mall, the government then decided to halt ALL discussions with Arafat until the Palestinian Authority acted decisively against terrorism. The PA is yet to do ANYTHING to prevent further terrorist attacks. Yet the negotiations are taking place.
Netanyahu must know, above and beyond all doubt, that if he capitulates, HE IS FINISHED. HE WILL NEVER AGAIN BE ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL.
On the other hand, he must know that if he and his government stand strong, rebutting pressure from the Israeli left, the Americans and Arafat, he will have your (our) FULL SUPPORT.
These are fundamental facets of your meeting with him. DON’T LET NETANYAHU FOOL YOU. He is capable of doing so, without you knowing it. He is very very slick. HE ALSO NEEDS YOU – YOUR SUPPORT – AND YOUR MONEY. He MUST KNOW THAT YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY. Israeli commentators are already speaking about ‘the red line’ – how much will Israel REALLY demand in order to carry out the next withdrawal.
The talk of reciprocity is, perhaps, a necessary evil. However, don’t think for one moment that Arafat will ever fulfill his sides of the ‘agreement.’ Besides which, nothing can ever justify abandoning Eretz Yisrael to terrorists. DON’T LET NETANYAHU PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES! There is no need to be antagonistic towards him – but it is imperative that he TOTALLY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS YOU WANT AND REQUIRE OF HIM: THAT BEING, TO FULFILL HIS OWN WRITTEN IDEOLOGY – NOT TO ABANDON ERETZ YISRAEL AND NOT TO CAPITULATE TO TERRORISM.
The President of the United States is presently under tremendous pressure because of other issues, namely Paula Jones and Iraq.
Israel still plays a vital strategic role in American foreign policy in the Middle East. Clinton cannot afford to forfeit Israel’s strategic value.
Clinton needs your votes to keep the Democrats afloat in the 1998 elections, preceding the next Presidential election in 2000.
Al Gore is going to be looking for your votes too.
Clinton is highly influenced by the leftist Jews surrounding him in the White House.
A massive campaign conducted by yourselves against White House – State Department pressure on Israel is likely to have a major influence in the coming months.
REMEMBER: THE NEXT STAGE IN THE ‘PIECE PLAN’ INVOLVES ‘FINAL STATUS’ TALKS. CLINTON, AND ALBRIGHT WANT THEIR NAMES IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. NETANYAHU WANTS TO FINISH BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTIONS, THEREBY SHORTCIRCUITING ANY ATTEMPT BY THE LEFT TO ‘FINISH THE DEAL.’
IF ‘FINAL STATUS’ TALKS BEGIN – WHO KNOWS WHERE THEY MIGHT END. THEY MUST NEVER START!
ARAFAT CONTINUES TO THREATEN A RETURN TO VIOLENCE. IN AN MSNBC – INTERNET ARTICLE APPEARING TODAY, IT WAS REPORTED,
THE MOST important thing we hope from these talks is that
President Clinton personally will succeed in persuading Mr.
Netanyahu to accurately and honestly implement what was signed in
the White House under the supervision of President Clinton himself,
Arafat told reporters in self-ruled Gaza.
If this doesnt happen, said Arafats senior aide Nabil Abu
Rdaineh, the entire region will pass a very serious curve. No one
will be able to forecast its danger.
Asked whether he expected an explosion of Palestinian unrest
if Clintons intervention stumbled, Abu Rdaineh said: As President
Arafat always says, all options are open.Israel Channel One News reported tonight that the PA is preparing for armed conflict with the Israel Defense Forces – armed conflict which may begin again, as it did a year ago in September, very shortly.
There will be those who say, ‘look – Arafat closed down a bomb factory in Shechem last week.’ ‘Tonight Israel news reported that the Hamas terrorists thought to be responsible for the Machane Yehuda-Ben Yehuda terrorist attacks were apprehended by Arafat’s secret police four days ago – this would seem to fulfill Israel’s demand for a crackdown on terrorism.’
Right!? – WRONG! – Why did they wait until the eve of the Washington meetings to clamp down. The bomb factory had been operating for months and months. How is it that the PA anti-terrorist unit just happened to find the mad suicide bomber team now? And perhaps, more importantly, what will happen to the arrested terrorists a week or two after the Netanyahu-Clinton-Arafat-Albright talks? According to Arafat’s revolving door policy – they will be back on the streets in no time flat. Where is the guarantee that they will be ‘properly punished?’ Where are their teachers – the infamous Muhammad Def and others – terrorists on the caliber of Yichi Ayash – called ‘the Engineer.’
Send your letters to Clinton, asking him why the United States is still demanding the extradition of two terrorists from Libya for the Pan Am terrorist attack over the skies of Scotland. Why is this justified, while Israel’s demand to fulfill the Oslo Accords and extradite 36 murderers of Jews is not?
DEAR FRIENDS – WHEN YOU MEET WITH NETANYAHU:
IT IS NOT ONLY THE FATE OF JUDEA, SAMARIA AND GAZZA
IT IS NOT ONLY THE FATE OF HEBRON
IT IS NOT ONLY THE FATE OF JERUSALEM
IT IS NOT ONLY THE FATE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
IT IS THE FATE OF ALL JEWS, OF ALL GENERATIONS –
IT IS YOUR FATE,
IT IS YOUR CHILDREN’S FATE
IT IS YOUR GRANDCHILDREN’S FATE
IT IS THE FATE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
ON THE LINE.