Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Supports Israeli Strikes Against Hamas Terrorists

January 2009

Israel has withstood months of rocket attacks launched by Hamas from the Gaza Strip, and has shown great restraint as it sought an end to the attacks without the use of military force. The continued targeting of civilian populations by Hamas terrorists has forced Israel to launch defensive air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) is proud to stand in support of Israel as it defends itself from the threat of terrorism and fights for freedom and democracy.

Hamas, which does not recognize Israel's right to exist, has taken control of Gaza and continues to break the ceasefire agreement negotiated by Egypt. The number of attacks has increased over recent weeks, and longer range rockets and missiles that can reach further into Israel are now being used. If Hamas is able to continue to increase the range of its rockets, it could pose a threat to more Israeli citizens, other countries in the region, and even U.S. troops in Iraq. Every nation has a right to self defense, and the Israeli government's response to these acts of terror is appropriate and completely justified.

Israel, the one true Western democracy in the Middle East, has been one of America's strongest allies in the Global War on Terror. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA calls on all Americans to support Israel as it fights for freedom and democracy against the forces of terror.


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