Letter: Rebuttal of Scholar’s Declaration Supporting the Abetting Genocide Lawsuit

Dear Letter to the Editor:

What a crazy world we are living in. The Center for Consititutional Review has brought suit against members of the American government for failing to rebuke Israeli officials who characterized Hamas rapists and murderers as “animals.” Has the CCR ever brought charges against American officials who failed to criticize Palestinian leaders who allowed anti-Jewish rhetoric to spew from Palestinian mosques, classrooms and media outlets? Has the CCR considered bringing suit against President Biden for violating the Taylor Force Act by restoring funding to the Palestinian Authority while PA President Mahmoud Abbas continues to insist that funding the PA’s Pay for Slay program is the highest priority of his administration?

How dare the CCR accuse Israel of “carpet bombing” when Israel has risked the lives of its own soldiers in an effort to avoid collateral damage (while fighting an enemy which has embedded its war machinery among the civilian population)! Hamas is the only ‘army’ to want its own civilians killed, they must not win | The Sun

Is the CCR unaware that, in the 1940’s, Arab-initiated violence aimed at preventing the emergence of a modern Jewish state in the Jews’ ancestral homeland created two groups of refugees: 400,000 to 700,000 Arabs who fled Palestine and over 1,000,000 Mizrachi Jews subsequently driven from their homes in the Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa? While some of the Mizrachim emigrated to France or the US, renascent Israel absorbed and uplifted 800,000 of them – while also rehabilitating Holocaust survivors, recovering from damages inflicted by invading Arab armies, and dealing with terrorist incursions from areas occupied by Egypt and Jordan until 1967. The majority of Israel’s current Jewish population have their roots in the Mizrachi communities which found safe haven in Israel.

In contrast, the Arab League told its member nations to refuse citizenship to the Arabs who’d fled Palestine and to their descendants. A full 99.5% of the Palestine refugees on UNRWA’s rolls were born in UNRWA camps. They have been told that they and their descendants will remain on the world’s dole until Israel agrees to give them the homes the “refugees” claim their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, … lost in 1948. But the “refugees” have grown up seeing Palestinians honored and rewarded for killing Jews. Taking them in would be the death knell for the Jewish state. Why isn’t the CCR protesting the Arab world’s mistreatment of the Palestine refugees? The Real Apartheid in the Middle East :: Gatestone Institute

Of course, the final response to the accusation that Israel wants to rid itself of the Arabs living within its borders is that fully 20% of Israel’s people are Arabs who enjoy full civil rights in the Jewish state. They can vote, serve in the Knesset, and represent Israel in its diplomatic corps. They serve as justices in Israeli courts and can bring suit in those courts. Arab and Jewish Israelis are treated in the same hospitals which are staffed by Arab and Jewish medical personnel; Arab and Jewish students attend the same universities where they are taught by Arab and Jewish faculty members. Has the CCR ever investigated why Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which the Christian population is increasing?

Toby F. Block
Atlanta, GA

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