Michigan Stands With Israel

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Michigan Stands With Israel

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The Ann Arbor City Council is considering a vote on whether the U.S. should end military aid to Israel. That’s right - a citywide municipality is inserting itself into an international dispute and attacking Michigan Jews in the process.

For years, anti-Israel protesters in Michigan have called for a boycott of Israel, but with anti-Semitism on the rise in the U.S. and around the world, leaders in Ann Arbor have decided now is the time to succumb to anti-Israel pressure.

Protesters at a City Council meeting in July spewed violently anti-Semitic language. One called Israel “a terrorist state funded fully by the United States of America, bombing its way wherever it pleases.” Another accused the City Council of being an “accomplice to murder against the Palestinian people” if they did not vote for the boycott. Appalling imagery was used to pressure lawmakers, including when one protester said, “every time an Israeli soldier shoots a Palestinian child in the face, in the foot, in the arm, it drives a community into panic and pain and suffering for decades to come. For God’s sake, don’t you see that?”

Israel is our closest ally in the Middle East, the region’s only democracy, and the eternal homeland of the Jewish people. Its historic, religious, and cultural significance to Jews around the world cannot be denied.

By entertaining a resolution to boycott Israel, Ann Arbor is putting itself in a position to divide the city over an international conflict that is far outside its scope when it should be focusing on governing and uniting the city. Add your name to tell Ann Arbor to stand down because Michigan stands with Israel!

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