CJUI led by a Coptic
Christian from Egypt By Alexandra Lapkin Advocate Staff
Ray Hanna, center, with student activists Chloé Simone Valdary and
Daniel Mael. When Ray Hanna was growing up, he was taught to hate
Israel. A native Egyptian, he said it was a given. “The DNA and the
culture of the community was to blame the Jews for their ills,” Hanna
said. “You hear in sentences, al-Yahud, al-Yahud, al-Yahud [meaning Jew
in Arabic], then you fill in the blank afterward…That’s the kind of
stuff that was almost fed into your mind.”
Hanna has a different take. As the new president of Christians and Jews
United for Israel (CJUI), he has taken the lead in advocating for the
Jewish state. Hanna, a mechanical engineer who works for an
energy-savings corporation, is a Coptic Christian. Hanna has been
involved in bridging Jewish and Christian communities since attending a
Christian/ Jewish summer camp as a teenager. He came to CJUI from
another advocacy group called Act for America.Click HERE to continue reading
Geographical Area, Not a Nationality
E. Hertz | January 21, 2014
Arabs invented a special national entity in the 1960s called the
specifically for political gain. They brand Israelis as invaders and
geographic area called Palestine belongs exclusively to the Arabs.
The word Palestine is not even Arabic. It is a word coined by the
Romans around 135 CE from the name of a seagoing Aegean people who
settled on the coast of Canaan in antiquity – the Philistines. The name
was chosen to replace Judea, as a sign that Jewish sovereignty had been
eradicated following the Jewish revolts against Rome.
In the course of time, the Latin name Philistia was further bastardized
into Palistina or Palestine. During the next 2,000 years, Palestine was
never an independent state belonging to any people, nor did a
Palestinian people, distinct from other Arabs, appear during 1,300
years of Muslim hegemony in Palestine under Arab and Ottoman rule.
Palestine was and is solely a geographic name. Therefore, it is not
surprising that in modern times the name ‘Palestine’ or ‘Palestinian’
was applied as an adjective to all inhabitants of the area between the
Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River – Palestine Jews and Palestine
Arabs alike. In fact, until the 1960s, most Arabs in Palestine
preferred to identify themselves merely as part of the great Arab
nation or citizens of “southern Syria.” Continue HERE
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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - The Mandate for Palestine
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Anti-Semitism in Newton, MA Schools
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The interview starts at 50 minutes and 48 seconds Click for copy of Judicial Watch letter to
Newton Schools superindendent
Listen to hearts for Israel
WHAT IS PALESTINE? WHO ARE THE
I stand before the world as a proud representative of the State of
Israel and the Jewish people. I stand tall before you knowing that
truth and morality are on my side. And yet, I stand here knowing
that today in this Assembly, truth will be turned on its head and
morality cast aside.
The fact of the matter is that when members of the international
community speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a fog descends
to cloud all logic and moral clarity. The result isn’t
realpolitik, its surrealpolitik.
The world’s unrelenting focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an
injustice to tens of millions of victims of tyranny and terrorism in
the Middle East. As we speak, Yazidis, Bahai, Kurds, Christians and
Muslims are being executed and expelled by radical extremists at a rate
of 1,000 people per month.
How many resolutions did you pass last week to address this
crisis? And how many special sessions did you call for? The
answer is zero. What does this say about international concern for
human life? Not much, but it speaks volumes about the hypocrisy
of the international community.
I stand before you to speak the truth.
Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, less than half a percent are truly free -
and they are all citizens of Israel.
Israeli Arabs are some of the most educated Arabs in the world. They
are our leading physicians and surgeons, they are elected to our
parliament, and they serve as judges on our Supreme Court.
Millions of men and women in the Middle East would welcome these
opportunities and freedoms.
Nonetheless, nation after nation, will stand at this podium today and
criticize Israel – the small island of democracy in a region plagued by
tyranny and oppression.
Our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state.
It has always been about the existence of the Jewish state.
Sixty seven years ago this week, on November 29, 1947, the United
Nations voted to partition the land into a Jewish state and an Arab
state. Simple. The Jews said yes. The Arabs said no. But they
didn’t just say no. Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and
Lebanon launched a war of annihilation against our newborn state. Continue.........
1. Judea and Samaria (Jewish roots) or West
Bank (Arab roots)?
“Judea” (יהודה) is the origin of the term “Jew”
(יהודי). Its Hebrew spelling combines one of God’s names: Jehova (יהוה)
and one of God’s acronyms: ד'. Judea and Samaria are the cradle of
Jewish history, religion, culture, holidays, ethos, language and
yearnings. The official name of the area was "Judea and Samaria" from
Biblical times until April 1950, when Jordan occupied/annexed the area,
renaming it "West Bank," as distinguished from the east bank of the
Jordan River. Judea and Samaria was the official name used by the
1922-1948 British Mandate of Palestine, as well as by the U.N.
2. Are Jewish settlements in Judea and
Samaria an obstacle to peace? [continue.....]
Powerful Pro-Zionist Speech
Myths and Facts
University professor of Semitic literature Philip Hitti (1886-1978),
one of the greatest Arabic historians of the ninth century and author
of ‘The History of the Arabs,’ testifying on behalf of the Arab cause,
told the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine in 1946:
“There is no ‘Palestine’ in history, absolutely not.”
At the UN
Israel is constantly under condemnation, see the response to this
horrific listing of human rights abuses in other nations.
President, if it “inappropriate” to
speak about the urgent need to take action for victims of human rights
violations around the world, then why are we here?"
UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer
Abbas' advisor on religous and Islamic affairs provides evidence that the PA does not seek peace
Bassam Eid, a prominent Palestinian human rights
activist, has issued an urgent plea for a serious overhaul of UNRWA, the UN
agency tasked with caring for the Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war in which
Arab armies failed to prevent the creation of the State of Israel.
Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights
Monitoring Group, is currently visiting London, where he addressed a meeting at
the British parliament organized by the Henry Jackson Society, an international
relations think-tank, entitled “Perpetuating Statelessness? UNRWA, Its
Activities and Funding.” In that presentation, Eid, who was raised in the UNRWA
refugee camp in Shu’afat, east of Jerusalem, harshly criticized the agency for
perpetuating the plight of the refugees as well as for its political
relationship with Hamas.
“Sixty-six years after it was created, UNRWA is still
promising Palestinians that they will return to their homeland,” Eid told The
Algemeiner by telephone. “In my opinion, causing five million Palestinian
refugees to suffer more and more under the umbrella of the ‘right of return’ is
a war crime. They are being used as pawns in a war strategy.” Continue.........
Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with
expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish State. The good
news is that these terms weren’t written in stone 3,300 years ago, but are
post-Israel independence creations. By using this language, we forfeit our
history. Here are 13 phrases we must stop repeating.
#1 – “West Bank:” Claims that “Judea and Samaria” is
simply the “biblical name for the West Bank” stands history on its head. The
Hebrew-origin terms “Judea” and “Samaria” were used through 1950, when invading
[Trans]Jordan renamed them the “West Bank” in order to disassociate these areas
of the Jewish homeland from Jews. The UN’s own 1947 partition resolution
referred not to “West Bank,” but to “the hill country of Samaria and Judea.”
This term is not shorthand for “Judea and Samaria.” Under this formulation,
Jordan is the “East Bank” of the original Palestine Mandate, which was
designated as the homeland for the Jewish People.
– “East” Jerusalem or “traditionally Arab East” Jerusalem: From the
city’s second millennium BCE origins until 1947 CE, there was no such
place as “East” Jerusalem. The 19 years between 1948 and 1967, when
invading Jordan captured part of the city in 1948 and was ousted by
Israel in 1967, was the only time in history (except for a short time
during the Arab expansion between 638 and 1099), when Arabs ruled any
part of Jerusalem. Palestinian Arabs have not ruled an inch of it for
one day in history. In the past three millennia, Jerusalem has
been the capital of three native states – Judah, Judaea, and modern
Israel – and has had a renewed Jewish majority since 19thcentury
Turkish rule. Eastern Jerusalem is a neighborhood of the city that
Israel reunified in 1967. Continue.....
is a periodical addressing the pressing need for a comprehensive,
reasoned and just soluion regarding the Land of Israel. From the
editor's of "Sovereignty",
“There are many people who well
understand the importance of sovereignty, but nevertheless worry about
complexities of world reaction, demographics and the State of Israel's
loss of Jewish identity. To them we loudly say: enough of the
anxiety and fear. We must move on from establishing the settlement
establishing sovereignty, standing upright and fearless. From the pages
journal you will be able to become acquainted with the positions of
the field who are politicians, thinkers and others who deal with these
fears courageously and with open eyes as they offer solutions and
goal of fortitude in the pursuit of a grand vision.”
OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL May 14, 1948 READ TEXT......
We will stand with Israel as she defends her right to be a sovereign
Jewish state with defensible borders living in peace with her neighbors. ●
We recognize United Jerusalem as
the eternal capital of Israel and support the development of the
communities in Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of Israel. ● We will
fight against anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Christian activities - in
education, geo-politics, and in the culture. ● We will
not remain silent as Israel
and the United States are undermined, threatened, and attacked by those
who seek to manipulate history, deny the truth, dismantle the
foundations and destroy the values that have made our nations free and
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, this deed of
purchase, both that which is sealed, and this deed which is open, and
in an earthen vessel; that they may continue many days. For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the G-d of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall yet again be
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"I am a Zionist because Israel
is my history, the land of my people. Israel continues to be the
haven for persecuted Jews forced to flee anti-Semitism worldwide.
freedom, a light unto the
nations. Stand with
me to fight for Israel’s security and survival."
a Christian, my faith rests on the God of Israel and His holy
scriptures, which clearly state that the Land and people of Israel are
inseparable. It is my joy to stand with our Jewish neighbors in support
of Israel and of our
Member, CJUI Board of
a child survivor of the Holocaust my life
has been profoundly defined bythe
of the Jewish people. The rebirth of the Jewish State of
an idealistic democratic country, and as a haven for Jews
compels my support. With enthusiasm, I joined CJUI
the fight to preserve Judeo-Christian democratic values because the
these values is the defense of Israel.”
CJUI Board Member
the people and land of Israel has nothing to do
with being blessed if I bless Israel, and nothing nothing to do with
scenarios. It has everything to do with Israel being the apple of God's
I behold Him He continues to create in me the same undying love He
CJUI Board Member "Zionism
is the marrow of my bones, the blood of life that pulses
through my veins
Surprised that Israelis
entering Jordan are required to deposit religious Jewish items, like
and tefillin, for "security reasons?
happening in many
countries as well, where Jews are once again in grave danger and
has become the common currency of politics.
in Denmark have just
been warned by Israeli officials not to appear publicly wearing Jewish
religious symbols such as yarmulkes or stars of David in order to avoid
increasing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic altercations. “We advise
come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their
until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street,
of whether the areas they are visiting are seen as being safe,” said
ambassador to Denmark, Arthur Avnon. [Continue....]
Israeli Construction Not an Obstacle to Peace
by Elad Benari
building in its own capital is not an obstable to peace, but rather
the Arabs' demands and incitement, Israel's ambassador to the United
said on Wednesday.
Ambassador Ron Prosor was responding to the condemnation
by four European members of the Security
Council of Israel's plans to build thousands of new housing units in
Samaria and Jerusalem. [Continue.......]
How does the IDF minimize harm to
Tells audience influence has penetrated 'deepest halls of our
by Michael Carl
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin is warning that Islamic
Shariah law already is in the United States, and is forming a cloud
over the future of the nation.
Boykin, addressing a packed house at a synagogue today in Stoughton,
Mass., said, “There is a threat to this country from Shariah and the
Muslim Brotherhood,” noting the Muslim Brotherhood has had a presence
in the U.S. since at least 1962.
“The new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, said he joined the Muslim
Brotherhood in 1978 while he was in the United States of America.
People who say that the Muslim Brotherhood is not in America are not
dealing in reality,” Boykin said. Continued........
Simon Deng Former Sudanese Slave: “Calling
Israel a racist state is
absolutely absurd and immoral.”
came here as a friend of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. –I
protest this Durban conference which is based on a set of lies. It is
by nations who are themselves are guilty of the worst kinds of
will not help the victims of racism. It will only isolate and target
state. It is a tool of the enemies of Israel. The UN has itself become
against Israel. For over 50 years, 82 percent of the UN General
emergency meetings have been about condemning one state - Israel.
couldn’t have been made happier."
this video as concerned residents speak out about curriculum materials in
Newton Public Schools
comments begin at 13:56
Read HERE for
on this critically important concern
Short Answers to
Tough Questions about Israel Click HERE to read Produced
Assembly Resolution for Limited
Palestinian Statehood Lacks Legal Authority
host of resolutions passing annually by the General Assembly are not
binding documents by any measure. One needs only to read Article 10 of
Assembly may discuss any questions or any matters within the
scope of the present Charter or
relating to the powers and functions of any organs provided for in the
Charter, and, except as provided in Article 12, may make
the Members of the United Nations or to the Security Council or to both
such questions or matters” [italics by author].
Myths about the Middle East
A Dynamic Speech by Amb. Ron Prosor
"I would like to use today's debate as an opportunity to address just a
few of the myths that have become a permanent hindrance to our
discussion of the Middle East here at the United Nations." [Read his excellent
The U.N.'s universal
definition of a refugee:
"Any person who has been forced to abandon his permanent home in his
natural habitat since time immemorial will be considered a refugee".
only one instance has this definition been expanded upon, through the
pressure of the Arab League. The broadened definition is as follows:
"Every Arab who left Palestine-the Land of Israel in 1948, who had
there for two years, will
also be considered a refugee he and
his descendants ". Why did the Arab countries bother to expand
this definition? <Read
Critical Security Needs for a Viable Peace