MERCL MISSION TO ISRAEL
APRIL 24 – MAY 4, 2018
MERCL, CIPAC's companion think tank, is taking a special action mission to Israel April 24 – May 4, 2018 to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the rebirth of the State of Israel.
You, your families and friends are invited to come to explore the beauty of the country, the people, the arts, the archeology, the innovations, the technological superiority, the history, the bases and much much more...At a price of only $3,986.00 (air from New York, Orlando, Washington DC, or Los Angeles, land, tips and taxes all included.)Read more
CIPAC opposes giving our taxpayer dollars to the United Nations (UN) until it ends its selective and unremitting bias and demonization of Israel. America’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said this unfair focus on Israel reflects long-standing “anti-Israel bias”. The most egregious example of UN anti-Semitism is UN Security Council Resolution 2334, whose passage was facilitated by President Obama when he ordered our UN Ambassador at the time to abstain rather than veto this resolution. President Obama did this just before his term ended. This resolution was aimed at isolating Israel and encouraging economic warfare against it. US gives the UN over $8 billion every year, about 25% of its budget.Read more
Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3000 years and is the united capital of the modern Jewish State of Israel. During his campaign, President Trump promised to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. CIPAC members were very disappointed when the President signed another waiver delaying this move for another six months, just as his last three predecessors had done. We believe that Congress should act to remove the waiver.Read more
Iran’s illicit nuclear program and support for international terrorism represent a significant threat to the US and an existential threat to Israel. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 2015, negotiated by President Obama allows Iran to enrich uranium after 10 years, construct nuclear facilities after 15 years achieve almost immediate nuclear breakout after 13-15 years, assuming that it complies with the terms of the JCPOA, which are entirely voluntary. Iran’s ballistic missile development program, conventional weapons procurement program and support for terrorism are not included in the JCPOA.Read more
US Taxpayers should not support payments by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to families of killers. The US currently gives more than $500 million annually to the PA, of which about $300 million is used to pay pensions to families of terrorist “martyrs”. The Taylor Force Act will reduce US aid payments to the PA significantly unless it stops paying convicted Palestinian Arab terrorists and their families. The bill was amended in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to provide that instead of stopping all payments to the PA, payments to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network would continue.
The June 1967 Six Day War - mega bonus to the USA
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.Read more
Eli Hertz is offering a free (pdf) copy of the history of Jerusalem from his Myths and Facts website. Click on the image below to download the english version.
UPDATE: These excerpts from JNN newsletter of May 8 provide updates on various issues which have been subjects of CIPAC campaigns.
CONGRESS REJECTS PAYING SALARIES TO TERRORISTS: The Senate on 4 May 2017 passed a $1.1 trillion funding bill which includes a number of provisions to help Israel address security-related challenges. Senators voted 79-18 in favor of the bill, which passed the House the previous day. The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $3.1 billion plus an additional $75 million in overall security assistance to Israel. The bill also contains $600.7 million for vital joint USA-Israel missile defense programs, representing a $113 million increase over FY 2016. In addition, Congress included $42.5 million for continued USA-Israel joint development of technologies to address the complex challenge of locating, mapping and destroying terrorist tunnel networks. The bill also includes a provision that reduces aid to the Palestinian Authority on a dollar-for-dollar basis for any support the PA, the Palestine Liberation Organization provides to terrorists or their families. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) welcomed the passage of the bill, saying it “applauds Congress for including key provisions to help Israel address critical security challenges in the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017.” (INN)Read more
Designate the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorist groups.
The U.S. has listed as terrorists such members, branches, and charities of the Muslim Brotherhood, as Hamas, al Qaeda, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, but has not designated the organization as a whole. The intent of the Brotherhood is stated in its Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America: "The process of settlement is a Civilization-Jihad process...The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers..."Read more