I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE LEADERSHIP SHOWN BY NATHAN DIAMENT,THE DIRECTOR OF THE OU WASHINGTON OFFICE ,AND THE OU IN GENERAL FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP ON THE JERUSALEM ISSUE.
NATHAN, HAS WRITTEN EXCELLENT OP-EDS ,AS WELL AS LED A DELEGATION TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO MEET WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO EXPRESS THE COMMUNITIES FEELINGS ON DIVIDING JERUSALEM.
IN ADDITION THE OU IS A PARTNER WITH MANY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE E-MAIL "CLICK FOR ISRAEL.ORG"CAMPAIGN.
BY GOING TO THAT SITE ON THE INTERNET,YOU ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE WHITE HOUSE,ISRAELI EMBASSY, AND THE STATE DEPT. I URGE EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE.
During all my years as Pres of the OU., Ntl Executive V.P. of Mizrachi, and a member if the Governing Board of the Jewish Agency, I have met and interacted with many Prime Ministers,Presidents of Israel ,and the current PM before he held this position.
Without exception ,they told us as a group, and to me individually-"Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish People".No individual, even if he basks temporarily in the limelight of the White House has the power to give it away,divide it or restore an enemy within its bounds.
The PM is out of bounds,when he attacks American Jewish groups.We have been the most devout supporters of the Medinah,through thick and thin.His attack shows that he is feeling the pressure.