“Turns Reality on Its Head:” Rabbis Ask House Democrats to Withdraw “False and Misleading” Letter
Updated: Dec 2, 2019
From the Coalition for Jewish Values:
The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today sent a letter to Representative Andy Levin, expressing “grave concern” and asking him and 105 cosignatories, all of whom are Democratic members of the House of Representatives, to withdraw a letter sent last week to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The CJV said that the letter took a consistently hostile position towards Israel, misstated historical facts, and called upon the Administration to violate US law.
The facts are against Levin and co.
The CJV highlighted numerous false historical and legal assertions found in the members’ letter. For example, the letter says it was wrong to move the US Embassy “outside of a negotiated agreement,” though the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 called for the embassy to be moved simply because Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and home to Jews for 3000 years. The signatories also referred to settlements and the “associated demolitions of Palestinian homes;” in reality, no home has been demolished to make way for settlements, while the entirely new town of Rawabi hosts over 4000 Arab residents and construction continues with Israeli support.
MJAC supports and endorses the CJV Letter to Congressional signatories of the Levin letter.
You can read the rest of CJV's statement here.
Even better, you can ENDORSE CJV's letter to Congressman Levin here.