Egypt, Jordan & PA Demand Halt to Aliyah and Justify Anti Israel Violence
Egypt, Jordan, and Yasir Arafat's Palestinian Authority have joined with the other members of the Arab League in a statement demanding a halt to all Jewish immigration to Israel and justifying Arab violence against Israel.
The official Arab League communique, issued on March 28, 2000, in Cairo, declared that the League "demands" that Arab regimes contact countries permitting Jewish immigration to Israel, in order to convince those countries to "block the immigration of Jews to Israel." Regarding the use of violence, the Arab League asserted that "there should be a distinction between terrorism and the right of peoples to resist foreign occupation in order to gain their national liberation;" the Arab League has always used "resistance" and "national liberation" as euphemisms for Arab terrorism against Israel.
Morton A. Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said: "This is a virtual declaration of war against Israel's survival as a Jewish State. Halting Jewish immigration would endanger Israel's future as a Jewish state; justifying terrorism encourages Arabs to murder Jews. It is especially shocking that three regimes that have signed peace treaties with Israel continue to engage in this sort of hostile behavior against Israel.
The United States helped arrange the accords between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and the PA and provides substantial assistance to Egypt, Jordan, and the PA; the Clinton administration should use U.S. aid to these regimes as leverage to insist that they refrain from anti-Israel incitement, which is explicitly prohibited by the Israeli-Egyptian, Israeli-Jordanian, and Israeli-PA accords."
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