By Mahmoud El-Yousseph and Tammy Obeidallah
This list was compiled in order to dispel the hate propaganda and blatant lies Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is being allowed to spew at Van Buren High School near Findlay, Ohio on October 27, 2011 where they will hold "A Night to Honor Israel." This is being repeated at other schools across our country.
If CUFI was simply having a convention of their apocalyptic ignoramuses and blind bigots at a church or synagogue, we would not waste our time trying to educate those determined to remain fools. If CUFI were holding a meeting with our congressmen/women or senators, we would not bother to counter, as our representatives are already deep within the pockets of Israeli-interest lobbies. However, CUFI has crossed a red line when invading our public school system to poison the minds of our innocent youth.
While this event is being held after school hours, it is still being promoted in among the student body, as Van Buren Superintendent Tim Myers confided he is considering distributing "educational material" given to him by CUFI, to all students. CUFI is charging $15 per adult and $10 per student to attend, therefore common sense would dictate this event is being promoted by the school system.
There are people who believe this country is too far gone to be salvaged and there is certainly merit to that sentiment. But we are not ready to surrender our children to a false prophet and be subjected to false teachings, both religious and historical. We refuse to have them be converted into more mindless minions who would readily partake in genocide for the Zionist entity which is their god.
Here are just 10 out of the myriad reasons NOT to honor Israel and why a "Christian" group in support of such an immoral state is the epitome of hypocrisy:
10 Reasons Not To Honor Israel
1- On June 8, 1967, Israeli air and naval forces suddenly and brutally attacked the USS Liberty, a US naval intelligence ship flying a large Old Glory in international waters on a clear summer day. Thirty-four American sailors were killed in the attack and another 174 were wounded.
2- In 2003 U.S. citizen and peace activist Rachel Corrie was run down with a bulldozer by an Israeli Occupation soldier while she was attempting to prevent a home demolition. The soldier was never charged with her death.
3- In 2010, Israeli commandos kidnapped Ken O’Keefe, a former US Marine who survived the Israeli attack on the Turkish aid ship, MV Mavi Marmara which was bound for Gaza and sailing in international waters. It was during this same attack that 19 year-old American citizen Furkhan Dogan was shot multiple times at close range by Israeli forces. He was killed.
4- In 2009 Israel kidnapped and jailed former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, along with 20 other noted peace activists. They were taken from aboard Spirit of Humanity, a ship carrying medical supplies, cement, olive trees and children’s toys to Gaza after the Israeli invasion in December 2008-January 2009. Nearly 1,500 people—mostly civilians—were killed with another 10,000 wounded. Damaged or destroyed were 50,000 homes, 800 industrial properties, 200 schools, 39 mosques and two churches. The supplies were confiscated by the Israeli navy.
5- Out of over 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the UN’s 1945 establishment, nearly 450 condemn Israel. None have been passed against any Arab country. In other words, out of 193 nations in the UN, over 60% of all General Assembly resolutions condemned just ONE member: Israel!
6- Israel recently shunned a US president by refusing a settlement-freeze offer on stolen Palestinian land in return for a 10 billion dollar incentive (bribe.)
7- Israel is the only Middle Eastern country where sodomy is not a crime nor punishable. Israel also allows abortion, has a “tramp tax” for prostitutes, an increasing rate of cohabitation and premarital sex, acceptance of party life and heavy drinking, immodest clothing, etc. Israeli media portrays Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) as a bastard and Mary as a whore. Why does Christians United for Israel prefer to be associated with a country whose hedonism rivals Sodom and Gomorrah?
8- Israel has for a long time engaged in espionage on the US and stolen our top secrets, selling them to our enemies, thereby damaging our national security.
9 – Israel has imposed collective punishment against Palestinians by kidnapping, maintaining a siege, land theft, home demolitions, “target assassinations,” midnight raids, indefinite imprisonments and uprooting olive trees.
10- It has been documented in both Palestinian and Israeli media and in court proceedings that Israeli Occupation Forces are operating a Palestinian butchery at Abu Kabir in Tel Aviv. Israeli forces routinely kidnap Palestinians at checkpoints, raids, hospital wards or exhume them from cemeteries in order to harvest their organs for profit inside and out Israel, all without the family’s knowledge.
Please keep this group away from Van Buren school district. Readers are urged to contact the he School Board members to reconsider hosting such an event via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Mahmoud El-Yousseph is a retired USAF veteran, and Tammy Obeidallah is a free lance writer. They contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com.