Nov. Summit on Israel Is of Utmost Urgency


Nov. Summit on Israel Is of Utmost Urgency

The November Summit on Israel Is of Utmost Urgency
The United Christian Coalition for Israel (UCI) is anxious to lend a strong voice in opposition to an apparent new initiative by President George Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] to hold a Middle East Summit that will result in the division of Jerusalem and give 95% of Judea and Samaria toward the establishment of a Palestinian state.

The summit is scheduled for mid-November and will be held in the United States. We understand that other concessions by Israel are involved, such as releasing more terrorists.

We consider this to be a potential threat to Israel’s very existence. And yet, monumental as it is, it is being largely ignored by the media and the pro-Israel community. The end result will be the irretrievable dismemberment of Israel—with the current government of both Israel and the United States complicit in this debacle. The final outcome would be devastating to the future of Israel and Western civilization.

If you support the following position paper that we faxed September 28 to all US senators, please e-mail us at [email protected]

To: Members of the US Senate
Re: Senate Resolution 321 and a proposed November Summit
Where We Stand: Some Factors for Your Consideration
There must be no talk of a Palestinian state—no money, no land, no release of terrorist prisoners as goodwill gestures, in exchange for “commitments.†History proves that “promises of peace†by the Palestinian Authority [PA] are meaningless without action. Experiences in Gaza and Judea and Samaria demonstrate that land vacated by Israel becomes a stronghold for Hamas, Hizbullah, and Fatah terrorism.

The PA must prove itself capable of self-government over a lengthy period of time. Until the following two prerequisites have taken place, there must be no pressure by the world community, including the United States, to create a 23rd Muslim (Arab) country sworn to annihilate Israel.

They must formally reject radical Islamist terrorism (jihad) committed against innocent civilians as a political and religious tool. They must accept Israel’s right to exist. The 1964 Palestine Liberation Organization Charter calling for Israel’s destruction must once and for all be revoked and replaced.

A map of the British Mandate will show that the land on which Jordan was created was an area called Palestine, to be divided between Jews and Arabs. Instead, it was given solely to Jordan. Because Jordan’s population is 70% Palestinian, it is already essentially the Palestinian state to be discussed at the proposed summit. Therefore, the summit will discuss a second Palestinian state.

It is important to know that Jordan is the only Arab country that will accept Palestinians as citizens. Not only do 22 Arab countries deny them citizenship, but 300,000 Palestinians were expelled from Kuwait after they sided with Iraq during the Gulf War against America and Saudi Arabia. It is important also to remember that the Palestinians supported and celebrated the Al-Qaeda attack on the United States on 9–11. Their reactions demonstrate that not only do the Palestinians hate Israel, but they also hate the United States.

The volatile situation in the newly created international terrorist center in Gaza must be resolved. The recent precedent of Israeli unilateral withdrawal from Gaza has resulted in chaos instead of a stable government. The mass infusion of terrorist groups with daily bombings of Israel foretells a similar outcome if Israel abandons 95% of Judea and Samaria.

Conclusion: Call for a Referendum in Israel
Until the above listed qualifying demands are met, we strongly recommend that a referendum be held to determine the will of the majority of the Israeli people, many of whose lives will be directly affected.

Because of the above listed reservations regarding the wisdom of creating a potential terrorist enclave that can upset the balance of the entire Middle East, we urge all parties concerned to make certain that the above considerations and assurances are in place before a Palestinian state is contemplated and negotiations are begun. There must be open discussion and debate and a democratic process in the form of a referendum.

We make this request in fairness to and on behalf of the world Jewish community and hundreds of thousands of Christians, all of whom have strong religious, historical, and financial ties, claims, and attachment to the State of Israel.

Since decisions currently under consideration are long term in nature, and because this Israeli government is of short temporal duration, a referendum would eliminate the possibility of making an error contrary to the wishes of the people of Israel that could be both massive in scope and irreversible, affecting not only the present but all future generations.

Respectfully submitted,
Esther Levens
Founder and CEO
Unity Coalition for Israel

Prayer Focus
Intercede that the Lord will direct these negotiations and cause the results to be according to His divine plan.

“The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect†(Psalm 33:10).