The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed dismay and chagrin that major American Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, AIPAC, Bnai Brith and the Orthodox Union have not issued statements condemning the Fatah/Hamas unity government agreement reached in Doha in recent days between Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal. Hamas calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel (Article 15) and the murder of Jews (Article 7), and has launched over 10,000 missiles on Israeli civilians.
ZOA President Morton A. Klein said, We are very concerned to see that other American Jewish organizations have not issued statements condemning the Fatah/Hamas unity deal, a vicious alliance that clearly indicates that Abbas and the Fatah/PA have no qualms at uniting in government with a genocidal terrorist organization.
At a minimum, these organizations should be condemning this development, which demonstrates starkly the falsity of the Fatah /PA as a peace partner for Israel and conspicuously exposes the true face of the PAs goals and ideology, which has always been whether under Arafat or Abbas to destroy Israel and murder its Jewish population.
Jews are never again to be the Jews of silence. Our painful history teaches us that.
Jewish organizations should be condemning this development and asking how the PA can profess to seek peace with Israel when it merges with an entity that openly proclaims its goal of destroying Israel and its people. We respectfully urge them to do so without delay.