Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com
Shemittah, the Jewish Sabbatical year, brings security and blessing. The Torah says keeping this Mitzvah will prevent disaster and exile. Shemittah is Shabbat LaHashem. A taste of the World to Come. Learn about one womens quest for knowledge and rediscovery of this long lost Mitzvah according to the simple Torah reading of the text found in the beginning posts of this blog.
But when the US government boycotts a terror victim's funeral because it is in disputed territory, then the US is saying that the territory really belongs to the Palestinians, and, in effect, that the victims had no business being there in the first place. It drives a wedge between America and Israel. It gives the terrorists encouragement.
American Jews need to press the Obama administration to take specific, concrete steps to demonstrate American solidarity with the American victims of Palestinian terror. Ending the boycott of victims' funerals is just one small step. Here are some others:
Court-awarded compensation for terror victims' families should be deducted from the annual U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.
American officials should refuse to visit any Palestinian city in which streets or parks are named after killers of Americans.
US training of Palestinian policemen should be made conditional on the Palestinian Authority firing all police officers who have been involved in attacks on Americans (there are more than a few).
Ezra Schwartz was the 138th American citizens to be murdered by Palestinian terrorists since the 1960s. How many more will die before the US government takes even these minimal steps for justice?