From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel
Here’s why your support for Israel is needed now more than ever!
On June 3rd, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei tweeted,
“Our stance against Israel is the same stance we have always taken. #Israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen.”
The tweet by Khamenei sparked a response from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:
And after Iran announced plans yesterday to expand its uranium enrichment capacity, Netanyahu resolved: “We won’t let Iran obtain nuclear weapons.”
The radical Muslims who rule Iran are determined to eradicate Israel.
Thankfully, President Trump removed the United States from the egregious Iran nuclear deal. But not, of course, before Obama delivered a cash windfall to the rogue regime. Iran has used that money–some of it came stacked on pallets–to fund terror and destabilize the Middle East. It’s also widely reported that Iran is using that money to shop for materials to restart its nuclear operations.
+ + New incentives for Palestinian terror!
Meanwhile, Hamas and Palestinian officials have chosen to mark Iran’s Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) this Friday as a “Day of Rage,” urging protests across Gaza and the West Bank. And Hamas-inspired rioters continue to fly so-called “fire kites” into Israel, sparking 265 fires and burning about 697 acres of forest land so far.
That’s not all. Yesterday was the Palestinian’s “Naksa Day,” meaning “day of the setback.” It commemorates the start of the Six Day War when the Arab world threatened to destroy Israel. Even though it was badly outnumbered, Israel defeated Egypt, Syria and Jordan in less than a week. After six days, the Jewish state controlled the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights, all of Jerusalem, and the Sinai (later returned to Egypt).
The goal of the Palestinians is to fund and incentivize terrorists to eradicate Israel.
That’s why, under the Taylor Force Act, U.S. law now prohibits our tax dollars from funding the Palestinian Authority until it verifiably ceases its monetary incentives for terror.
But Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refuses to stop paying terrorists. Instead, he celebrates the memories of terrorists who have killed Israelis, calling them “martyrs.” And he rewards convicted terrorists in Israeli prisons, giving them lifetime salaries and subsidizing their families. All in direct violation of the Taylor Force Act, which prohibits U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if it refuses to halt its vicious “pay to slay” policy.
Yet, the U.S. State Department has failed to enforce the law by defunding the Palestinian Authority!
That’s why, I am asking you to join me in standing with Israel by calling for the U.S. State Department to FULLY DEFUND the Palestinian Authority, which has made no secret of its determination to continue rewarding terror attacks against innocent Israeli civilians with handsome cash payouts.
Today, Israel is squarely in the crosshairs of Muslim extremists.
Please join me and thousands of other pro-Israel Americans in calling for a complete halt to all aid to the Palestinian Authority UNTIL there is accountability and a verifiable end to Palestinian payments to terrorists!
Christians in Defense of IsraelP.S. We will be delivering these petitions to the Secretary of State early next week. Click here to immediately add your name to the Fully Defund the Palestinians petition. Thank you for your support!