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RJC wants U.S. to demand fairness for Israel in U.N. Security Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Tuesday affirmed its solidarity with Israel in the aftermath of violence provoked by participants in the misnamed “Free Gaza” flotilla.

RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said:

“Today, Israel is under assault from enemies near and far.  The pretext for the assault: acts of self-defense undertaken by courageous Israeli naval personnel. The purpose of the IDF’s acts: enforcing the lawful embargo established by Israel and Egypt against the Hamas belligerents who wage war against Israel from their base in the Gaza Strip.

“Of course, this violence would not have occurred if those aboard the vessels coming from Turkey were what they said they were – non-violent peace activists. Unfortunately, the consequences of that lie were quite bloody, but it’s unacceptable to blame the IDF for responding in kind to violent attacks.

“Unfortunately, some of the most intemperate attacks on Israel have been coming from senior United Nations officials, and more moves to condemn Israel in the UN Security Council are expected. We urge the Obama administration to make it clear that it will veto any condemnation of Israel’s actions in this matter in the UN Security Council.

“The President tells us he is a reliable friend to Israel. At a moment like this, a friend’s responsibility is clear. This is no time to make demands of Israel. At a moment like this, a true friend stands with Israel.”

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Preceding provided by Republican Jewish Coalition

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