**The simple steps to follow are at the end of this email**
This email is being sent to the 785 activists who have sent at least one email to the Shas MK's, and to other activists who have taken past action on behalf of Israel. I apologize for the length of this email, but promise you that it is of grave importance.
Recently, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA ), consisting of 14 member agencies and more than 120 local Jewish community relations councils, passed a resolution calling for the American Jewish community to "affirm its support for two independent, democratic and economically viable states - the Jewish state of Israel and a state of Palestine - living side-by-side in peace and security [the so-called "two-state" solution]." The resolution also states: "As the Israeli government enters negotiations on permanent status issues (including settlements, borders, Jerusalem, and refugees) to reach a comprehensive and just peace agreement with the Palestinians, the organized Jewish community should support those efforts, consistent with our longstanding tradition of supporting the efforts of Israel's government to achieve peace and security." The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union – the OU) is one of the member agencies within the JCPA. The OU abstained in the voting for the resolution and later filed a formal, written dissent from those portions of the JCPA resolution with which it disagreed.
The OU is strongly opposed to a "two-state" solution and the re-division of Jerusalem, but decided to remain a part of the JCPA, believing it could do more good from within, than from outside the JCPA. In his statement that appeared in the Jewish Press on March 12, 2008, Nathan J. Diament, director of the OU's Institute for Public Affairs, asked: "If the OU delegation is not at fora such as JCPA, who will speak out against the re-division of Jerusalem? Who will speak out against the perils of the 'two-state' solution?" Let us show Mr. Diament and the other esteemed leaders of the OU that there is already strong outside opposition to the re-division of Jerusalem and the "two-state" solution, and that, together, we will produce a thunderous stampede of reality, reason, morality and Torah-based truth, which will enable us to divert Israel's march to self-destruction.
It is my belief that the OU should immediately leave the JCPA, as the resolution the Council recently passed goes against the Torah and encourages the destruction of Israel. In addition, should the OU leave the JCPA, it would be in a powerful position, by example, to demand that the Shas MK's leave Olmert's government.
I strongly encourage you to send an email to representatives of the OU, urging them to leave the JCPA on moral and religious grounds, and for Israel's survival. If you agree with me, please follow these simple steps:
1.) Open a second email window
2.) Copy and paste the following email addresses to the address line:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, NCSYSbrd@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, NCSYCE@aol.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, NYNCSY@aol.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, NCSYwest@aim.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
3.) Copy and paste the following to the Subject line:
For the Sake of the Torah & Your Integrity, Leave the JCPA Now!
4.) Type your name, city and state (in the U.S.) or name, city & country in the text of the message. Then send it.
5.) Forward this email to everyone on your list, and urge them to do the same.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Little Falls, NJ
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