(Rally Speech 6-7-10)
I am also a peace activist.
I pray for peace every day, three times a day. In the daily prayer we say the words “Sim Shalom”, asking God for world peace.
I dream of peace, just like Isaiah dreamt,
וכתתו חרבותם לאתים וחניתותיהם למזמרות
“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks”.
And I hope for peace, much like Yitzchak Rabin hoped for peace when he said to Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993:
“We say to you today in a loud and a clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough.”
And like Isaiah and Yitzchak Rabin, I too dream of peace.
I’m also a peace activist.
But I have some questions for the "peace activists" who were traveling with the "Freedom Flottilla".
Why do you ignore the plight of the Muslim Uigers in western
Why do you ignore the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masalit tribes in the Darfur region in
Why do you ignore the plight of the pro-democracy movement in
And why is it that you couldn’t bring a measly little package to Gilad Shalit, who has sat for nearly 4 years in captivity without a visit from the Red Cross or a family member?
And why is it that when Jewish blood flows in the streets of
And why is it that as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad builds a nuclear bomb to destroy
And why is it that whenever someone talks about peace, it must be at the expense of Israeli lives?
My dear “peace activists”, this is the key to understanding the situation in
The Hamas charter says:
“The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
And the Hamas Charter quotes the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a horrific anti-Semitic forgery that has caused Jews so much suffering the last century.
On the other hand,
WE EXTEND our hand to all neighbouring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighbourliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish people settled in its own land.
Indeed, it’s the only Declaration of Independence in the world to make an offer of peace!
AND THIS COMPARISON TELLS THE ENTIRE STORY – WHAT DOES HAMAS REALLY WANT, AND WHAT DOES
Now, another question for the “peace activists” around the world: why is it that
Why was there a rush to judgment, eventually overturned when the videotape was revealed?
And indeed, “peace activists” in this very city, gathered two days ago to criticize the Government of Canada for not rushing to judgment.
These “peace activists” came to criticize
Well, as a Canadian and a peace activist, I want to say that I take pride in the Canadian government. I’m proud of her support of
Yes, I am also a peace activist, but I want a true and just peace.
I deeply want to see the Palestinians live in peace and prosperity….. but I also want Israelis to be able to live in peace in their ancient homeland.
I want Israelis to wake up in the morning, and not worry about Kassams and Katuyshas and suicide bombers.
I want a Middle East without terror, a
I too say: Enough of blood and tears. Enough.”
And enough of Ahmadinejad and Hamas and Hezbollah.
It’s time for true peace in the