May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Friday, May 18, 2012

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Letter to Anti Israel Activists - A Masterpiece of Sarcasm

Back in April there was to be a massive “fly-in” of activists to protest and disrupt Israel. Several of the airlines canceled those flights, the right thing to do. Only about 27 of these people made it  to Israel, where they were given this letter of welcome by Israel's Foreign Ministry.

Dear activist,
 We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns. We know there were many other worthy choices. 
 You could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime's daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives. 
 You could have chosen to protest the Iranian regime's brutal crackdown on dissent and support of terrorism throughout the world. 
 You could have chosen to protest Hamas rule in Gaza, where terror organizations commit a double war crime by firing rockets at civilians and hiding behind civilians. 
But instead you chose to protest against Israel, the Middle East's sole democracy, where women are equal, the press criticizes the government, human rights organizations can operate freely, religious freedom is protected for all and minorities do not live in fear. 
 Therefore we suggest to let you solve first the real problems of the region, and then come back and share with us your experience. 
 Have a nice flight.

Well done Israel’s Foreign Ministry!

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