Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (Covenant of Justice and Peace: hereafter BTvS), a Jewish “peace and justice for Palestinians” group (www.btvshalom.org) published the names of 387 Rabbis who have signed a petition demanding that our government not withhold aid to the Hamas-controlled government of the Palestinian Authority. This petition is BTvS’s response to the Ros-Lehtinen/Lantos Bill, HR4681, which would deny U.S. funds to the PA unless Hamas relents on its commitment to the destruction of Israel and the extermination of the Jewish people.
These rabbis have to be familiar with the Hamas covenant, which spells out Hamas’s messianic commitment to the end-of-days when the infidels are vanquished and the world is redeemed; when the dead are resurrected and Islam is established as the only religion on earth. According to traditional orthodox Moslem teaching – as we are reminded by Hamas – this happens only after Moslems have murdered every Jew on the planet.
The rabbis cannot have missed the fact that for the past 12 years, tens of billions of dollars in humanitarian aid have gone to the Palestinian Authority and approximately 80 percent has been siphoned off to support the terrorist gangs that have perpetrated 28,000 attacks, killing 1,700 Israelis and wounding approximately 7,000. These are the numbers since 1993, when Arafat signed the Oslo peace accords. The Palestinians receive per capita more aid than any country on earth except Upper Volta. But they have nothing to show for it except grinding poverty, an obscenely wealthy political elite, and a dozen terrorist armies.
Hamas' commitment to destroy Israel and exterminate its Jews is a religious faith and therefore non-negotiable.
In other words, these rabbis know that if they succeed in convincing Congress to send the money to Hamas, this aid to “the Palestinian people” will be used to help Palestine’s Nazis kill their fellow Jews.
But the rabbis would rather abet the murder of Jews than face the fact that Israel is confronting an implacable enemy whose capital is Ramallah and whose answer to the Jewish question is the Final Solution.
To see the 387 list of signers, click here.