As the Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas, presses the United Nations to officially recognize the statehood of the PA, Liberty Counsel sent a delegation to Israel this week to show support for Israel and the Jewish people.
Tens of thousands of Americans have already signed Liberty Counsel’s “Stand with Israel” petition. In June, Mathew and Anita Staver, founders of Liberty Counsel, met privately with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I expressed the strong support of the American people for Israel,” says Mat Staver.
During that meeting, Netanyahu said that conflict over the right of Israel to exist is, at its core, a battle over values and Western civilization. President Obama has called for Israel to return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders, which would make Israel only nine miles wide and thus lead to the complete destruction of the Jewish people. Netanyahu said, “In America, you need to ask the question, WWAD, What Would America Do?” Indeed, what would we do if England or Spain asked us to return to our pre-1776 borders?
PA leader Abbas is calling this week for Israel to return to the indefensible 1967 borders, calling for the recognition of the PA as an independent nation, and also calling for Jerusalem to be the capital of the PA. In Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress earlier this year, he said it is time for Abbas to stand up before his people and say, “I will accept a Jewish state.” For peace negotiations to be successful, Palestine must acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a state. Absent those words, negotiation of real estate is pointless.
This week a delegation commissioned by Liberty Counsel is in Israel during the important UN vote. Liberty Counsel urges America’s elected leaders to “Stand with Israel” at this critical time. Liberty Counsel has created a sticker that proudly proclaims “Stand with Israel.” “Now more than ever, Israel needs America and America needs Israel,” says Staver.