The Moral Battleground – Myths & Facts about the Gaza War


 

Spotlight on 111th U.S. Congress with regard to Israel’s self defense war

Israel is engaged in a crucial struggle against Hamas terrorists who have been firing rockets at Israeli population centers for years, causing great suffering and posing great risk for Israel’s citizens. Israel’s decision to defend itself by surgically retaliating against Hamas has been met with criticism and condemnation from some in the international community. It is now more important than ever that the new United States admnistration publicly supports Israel’s right to defend itself from attack by Hamas and other terrorist groups.

The U.S. Congress will very shortly consider resolutions expressing an understanding of Israel’s security predicament and underscoring the critical importance of Israel’s military operation against Hamas. Please call your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support legislation affirming Israel’s right to defend itself from attack by Hamas. Phone the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senators’ and Representative’s’ offices. Tell them that it is essential that the United States stand by the only democratic state in the Middle East, Israel, while the Jewish state and the Western values are under assault.

HIRAM7 REVIEW responds to UN Security Council on Gaza

HIRAM7 REVIEW started an online petition to UN Security Council, expressing profound disappointment and concern about the statement delivered by him on December 31, 2008, with regard to the situation in the Gaza Strip.

https://hiram7.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/take-action-sign-our-petition-fight-terror-support-israel-now/

The petition stressed that the international community needs to understand the tremendous danger that terrorist organizations like Hamas pose not only to Israel, but also to the entire world. It also observed that intergovernmental organizations like the UN should vigorously denounce the Hamas regime in the name of human rights, instead of demonizing Israel when it acts to protect its citizens, in lawful exercise of its right of self defense. There is no moral equivalence between Israel, a democracy which seeks peace and targets the terrorists, and Hamas that seeks Israel’s destruction and targets the innocent, including his own people.

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American Leaders Speak Out in Support of Israel’s Right to Self-Defense

Current & Future Administration Officials

  • David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President-Elect Barack Obama
  • President George W. Bush
  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Congressional Leadership

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

U.S. Senate

 

Arizona

  • Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
  • John McCain (R-AZ)

 

California

  • Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

 

Connecticut

  • Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
  • Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

 

Florida

  • Bill Nelson (D-FL)
  • Mel Martinez (R-FL)

 

Georgia

  • Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

 

Illinois

  • Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)

 

Indiana

  • Evan Bayh (D-IN)

 

Iowa

  • Charles Grassley (R-IA)

 

Louisiana

  • Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
  • David Vitter (R-LA)

 

Maryland

  • Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
  • Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

 

Missouri

  • Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-MO)

 

Nevada

  • John Ensign (R-NV)
 

New Hampshire

  • Judd Gregg (R-NH)
 

New Jersey

  • Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
  • Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
 

New York

  • Charles Schumer (D-NY)
 

North Carolina

  • Kay Hagan (D-NC)
 

Ohio

  • George Voinovich (R-OH)
 

Pennsylvania

  • Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
 

Rhode Island

  • Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
 

South Carolina

  • Jim DeMint (R-SC)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
 

Texas

  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

U.S. House of Representatives

 

Alabama

  • Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
  • Mike Rogers (R-AL)

 

Arizona

  • Trent Franks (R-AZ)
  • Harry Mitchell (D-AZ)

 

California

  • Howard Berman (D-CA)
  • John Campbell (R-CA)
  • Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)
  • Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
  • Wally Herger (R-CA)
  • Dan Lungren (R-CA)
  • Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  • Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  • George Radanovich (R-CA)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Brad Sherman (D-CA)
  • Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)
  • Henry Waxman (D-CA)
 

Colorado

  • Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
  • Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
 

Connecticut

  • Jim Himes (D-CT)
 

Florida

  • Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
  • Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
  • Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  • Kathy Castor (D-FL)
  • Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Alan Grayson (D-FL)
  • Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
  • Ron Klein (D-FL)
  • Connie Mack IV (R-FL)
  • Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
  • John Mica (R-FL)
  • Adam Putnam (R-FL)
  • Tom Rooney (R-FL)
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  • Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
  • Robert Wexler (D-FL)
  • C.W. Bill Young (R-FL)
 

Georgia

  • Paul Broun (R-GA)
  • Tom Price (R-GA)
 

Illinois

  • Jerry Costello (D-IL)
  • Phil Hare (D-IL)
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
  • Mark Kirk (R-IL)
  • Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
  • John Shimkus (R-IL)
 

Indiana

  • Mike Pence (R-IN)
 

Iowa

  • Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
  • Steve King (R-IA)
 

Kansas

  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
 

Kentucky

  • Geoff Davis (R-KY)
 

Louisiana

  • Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • John Fleming (R-LA)
  • Charlie Melancon (D-LA)
  • Steve Scalise (R-LA)
 

Maryland

  • Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
  • C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • John Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
 

Massachusetts

  • Michael Capuano (D-MA)
  • Barney Frank (D-MA)
  • Edward Markey (D-MA)
  • James McGovern (D-MA)
  • Richard Neal (D-MA)
  • John Olver (D-MA)
  • Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
 

Michigan

  • Gary Peters (D-MI)
 

Missouri

  • Outgoing House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
  • Ike Skelton (D-MO)
 

Nevada

  • Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
 

New Hampshire

  • Paul Hodes (D-NH)

 

New Jersey

  • John Adler (D-NJ)
  • Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
  • Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
  • Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
  • Steve Rothman (D-NJ)
  • Albio Sires (D-NJ)
 

New York

  • Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
  • Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  • John Hall (D-NY)
  • Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  • Steve Israel (D-NY)
  • Peter King (R-NY)
  • Nita Lowey (D-NY)
  • Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  • Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
  • John McHugh (R-NY)
  • Michael McMahon (D-NY)
  • Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
  • Charles Rangel (D-NY)
  • Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
  • Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

 

Ohio

  • John Boccieri (D-OH)
  • Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
  • Steven LaTourette (R-OH)
  • Zack Space (D-OH)
  • Betty Sutton (D-OH)

 

Oklahoma

  • Dan Boren (D-OK)
  • Mary Fallin (R-OK)

 

Pennsylvania

  • Christopher Carney (D-PA)
  • Charlie Dent (R-PA)
  • Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
  • Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
  • Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
  • Joe Sestak (D-PA)
  • Bill Shuster (R-PA)

 

Rhode Island

  • Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
  • Jim Langevin (D-RI)

 

Texas

  • Kevin Brady (R-TX)
  • John Culberson (R-TX)
  • Chet Edwards (D-TX)
  • Gene Green (D-TX)
  • Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  • Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
  • Pete Olson (R-TX)
  • Ted Poe (R-TX)
  • Pete Sessions (R-TX)
  • Lamar Smith (R-TX)

 

Virginia

  • House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  • Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

 

Washington

  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

State and Local Elected Officials

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY)
  • Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Armond Budish (D-OH)
  • Gov. Donald Carcieri (R-RI)
  • Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
  • State Senator Ted Deutch (D-FL)
  • Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher (D-OH)
  • Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R-KY)
  • State House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R-FL)
  • State Representative Josh Mandel (R-OH)
  • Gov. David Paterson (D-NY)
  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
  • Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)
  • Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragoisa (D-CA)

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