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יום שישי כ"ה באייר, תשס"ה - 3 ביוני, 2005
 
 

AN OPEN LETTER TO FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH FROM RABBI SHEA HECHT
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As an American Jew, I was proud when I picked up the newspaper a few weeks ago.  There were touching pictures of you, the first lady of our great country, head covered in respect, praying for peace at the Western Wall. You posed with Gila Katsav, wife of the Israeli president, at one of Judaism's holiest sites. I was  inspired that you showed solidarity to the beleaguered people in the Middle East.
 
It was a touching gesture, but the photo-op will not solve the conflict in the Middle East. Many leaders in our government believe that peace can be achieved by just drawing up arbitrary borders. You noticed, I am sure, that feelings are deep and powerful on the issues.
 
The average Jew holds Israel and Jerusalem very dear to their heart; for centuries, Jews have prayed three times daily that the Davidic dynasty be restored to Jerusalem. Jews both in and out of Israel are concerned about its future.                                                               
 
Many Jews are opposed to giving away any piece of the holy land of Israel. I, as many others, view Israel as a religious homeland. In the six-day war, 21 countries attacked the tiny state-on all fronts- and through many miracles - both revealed and hidden – Israel won the war. Land that was both rightfully won, and was given to us through miracles straight from the hand of G-d cannot be given away.
 
There are three issues in the Mid-East conflicts that need to be reexamined by our leaders with new policies adopted by our government.
 
The first issue is, what role should the United States play in the Middle East peace process? Many Jews don't view US participation in previous negotiations as helpful. History has shown that every time the US took part in the ‘peace process' Israel was pressured into giving up land. We don't need help for concessions; we can manage those on our own. Israel returned the entire Sinai after signing a peace treaty with Egypt and more recently, the Oslo Accords where Israel agreed to surrender strategic land for nothing but empty promises. Giving up land has never - and will never - solve the Middle Eastern conflict.
 
The second issue concerns the global fight on terrorism. When the USA felt it necessary to invade Iraq to protect our interests and help the people of Iraq they did just that. Public opinion did not sway policies of doing what the US felt moral and just. 
 
However, often, the USA prohibits Israel from taking steps they feel are needed to protect their citizens. Israel builds walls and fights terrorism to defend their populace who are in danger of being attacked, terrorized and killed. Why is there a double standard on this global issue?
 
The third issue is humanitarian. Did you hear what the protestors at the Western Wall were shouting? They were saying:  FREE JONATHAN POLLARD. History shows that Jonathan Pollard was punished by a double standard. While he was guilty - he spied for a friendly country, gave information that was to be given over anyway and no one was hurt from that information. Both Robert Hansen and Aldrich Ames spied for our enemies and caused some agents great harm, yet they got ridiculously small sentences.
 
Mrs. Bush, if you relay these sentiments to our government, then I feel you can chalk this trip up as a success.

 

Rabbi Shea Hecht
Chairman NCFJE
824 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718-735-0200
rabbishea@aol.com
 
     
 
 
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