Americans For A Safe Israel
AFSILA is a chapter of AFSI.ORG in N.Y.
Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister
Judea and Samaria is Israel
Indeed, the prayer of our matriarch Rachel is effective:
"So says the Lord: Withhold your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your endeavors, promises the Lord, and they shall return from the enemy's land. And there is hope for your destiny, promises the Lord – the children will return to their borders."
"If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand lose its strength".
The memory of Jerusalem somehow is linked to our current vigor as a people.
In Jerusalem, God is seen, and felt, as a tangible presence.
Life, Liberty, and Justice
GREATER LOS ANGELES CHAPTER of AFSI - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT of PRINCIPLES and OBJECTIVES
I. PRINCIPLES - as an organization we are committed to the principles of Zionism and Jewish Tradition. We believe that the future of the Jewish People is only in Israel. It is incumbent upon us, therefore, to mobilize all of our resources to assure the survival of Eretz Yisroel HaShlema as the Jewish Homeland.
II. OBJECTIVES - in order to implement our PRINCIPLES we propose to engage in the following activities:
A. Endeavor to assure that each and every one of our general meetings will reflect our PRINCIPLES and attract as many people as possible to our cause and membership.
B. Encourage the immigration of American Jews to Israel as the highest Zionist ideal in order to strengthen Israel, further the continuity of the Jewish People, and guarantee that our own descendants will remain in the Jewish fold. In this respect we should seek out and work with the Aliya representatives of the Jewish Agency and other like-minded organizations.
C. Work with and assist Jewish college and university students in our region who find themselves under attack from the anti-Israel, anti- Jewish forces on the academic campuses. Here too we must seek out and participate with other Jewish organizations who are already involved in this effort.
D. Wherever appropriate, encourage the involvement of Christians who support the existence of the Jewish People in Israel in our programs.
The Jewish people are not only a national and political unit.
Since their first appearance on the stage of history they have been the personification of a moral will and the bearers of a historic vision which they inherited from the prophets of Israel. It is impossible to understand the history of the Jewish people and their struggle for existence—both when they were a nation rooted in their own soil and more or less controlling their own destiny, and when they were a wandering people, exiled and dispersed—unless we bear in mind the unique idea which their history embodies, and the stubborn opposition, not only physical, political, and military, but also spiritual, moral, and intellectual, which the Jews have always confronted.
In ancient times, our most important neighbors were Egypt and Babylon. The struggle with these mighty neighbors was political and military as well as cultural and spiritual. Israel's prophets spoke out against the spiritual influence of these neighbors on Israel's religio-moral concepts and social patterns. They advocated faith in one God, the unity of the human race, and the dominion of justice. Today, the Jewish people, having held their own, appear again in the same area in which they evolved. The entire environment in this region has been completely transformed since Bible days. The languages, religions, civilizations, and the very names of the ancient Middle Eastern peoples have disappeared. Yet Israel, though largely uprooted for two millenniums, continues its ancient traditions of language, faith, and culture—as it were, uninterruptedly.
Israel’s Safety and Security Above all and at all costs
The State of Israel must always keep in mind its own sovereign obligations and be careful not to risk its capacity to perform the vital task of defending itself, its people, and its interests. Israel even under the most adverse conditions, it shall not capitulate to world pressure whereby its citizen’s safety and security is compromised. Israel must expel all Arabs who conduct and incite terror and violence, zero tolerance.
After a 50 day Israel's campaign against Hamas and its over 3,500 rockets - will there be peace?
Netanyahu: Hamas Abducted U.S. Teen - June 15, 2014
As the search for three kidnapped teenagers enters its fourth day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinian Authority to take responsibility and help in the search. He and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke for the first time in over year. "The abductors from Hamas came from an area under Palestinian Authority control and returned to PA-controlled territory," Netanyahu said. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is still gathering information, but "many indications point to Hamas’ involvement." In total, 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, 16, Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, who is a dual American citizen. A Palestinian was also killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Ramallah. The teens have been missing since Thursday night when they tried to get a ride home from their religious school in Gush Etzion, which is a block of settlements south of Jerusalem. Right after the abduction, one of the teens managed to call the police hotline and say “We’ve been kidnapped.”
Now Hamas admits it publicly!
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"In Israel; We have to undue and reverse the decades of nonsense that the peace industry has fermented, which led us to the position where the world thinks we the Jews are occupiers in our own ancestral land.
If something is false and it is repeated enough times it becomes sort of common wisdom.
We have to undo that."
United State of Israel
"A Unified Israel is a Strong Israel" By YJ Draiman
Unity above all
We must learn to respect each other no matter what the religious affiliation or secular. We are all Jews, one people and one nation.
We must look ahead and learn from past mistakes and not dwell on them and look for blame. We must be unified and with a cohesive effort, we will find a solution.
The one thing that is common to all of solutions is that they required — or at least relied on — the other party’s good will. But in the absence of such a will, every agreement you attempt to implement is doomed before it has even started. Therefore, we must look not at the agreements we can or can’t achieve with our neighbors, but rather look at the agreements that we can achieve with ourselves!
Our motto should be something like, “When the going gets tough, the good get going,” because this is all we need to do — lend a friendly hand to one another, no questions asked. As we have been told a million times before, this unity will unleash all the powers we need in order to resolve our problems: social, economic, and political — both internally and internationally.
“A Unified Israel is A Strong Israel”
Almighty G-d, You have given us this good land for our heritage. We humbly ask You that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will. Bless our land with honorable endeavor, sound learning and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties and fashion into one united people the multitude brought here out of many nations and tongues. Endow with the Spirit of wisdom those to whom in Your Name we entrust authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Your law we may show forth Your praise among the nations on earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble do not allow our trust in You to fail. Amen.