AFSI Strongly Opposes Statement Issued by AIPAC’s Howard Kohr

As reported in Arutz Sheva and numerous other sources today, Howard Kohr, AIPAC’s CEO expressed strong support for the establishment of a Palestinian state during his address to the organization’s 2018 conference in Washington DC Sunday night, warning that the Jewish state will never live securely “until she is at peace with all her neighbors”.

AFSI is strongly opposed to Howard Kohr’s statement. His words reflects the fantasy that sanctioning a Palestinian state will put a stop to the ongoing acts of terror Palestinians commit against the Jewish people. In this fantasy will there be an end to the financial rewards given to those who do commit these heinous acts? Kohr fails to mention the Palestinians continued refusal to recognize Israel as a legitimate state. Does the fact that Mahmoud Abbas brainwashes his people and lavishly spends on his needs (a $50 million presidential plane) while neglecting to take care of his people illustrate that statehood is the right solution?

It’s disturbing that Kohr fails to see the critical facts on why a two-state plan IS NOT THE SOLUTION. His comment in reference to Israel, “until she is at peace with all her neighbors,” clearly puts the blame on Israel and for a leader of such a high-profile pro-Israel advocacy group to state this….we think it’s disgraceful

“We must all work toward that future: two states for two peoples,” said Kohr. “One Jewish with secure and defensible borders, and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future. Today that dream seems remote. This is tragic.”

Mr. Kohr, you are dreaming. Your dream is remote because you failed to state support for Israel as a nation under the constant threat of terror. Your endorsement of a Palestinian state rewards terrorists and this is not a dream – it’s a nightmare. Maybe you need to go back to sleep, dream a different dream, and wake up.

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