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Home » 3 new attacks on Israel: Airbnb, US House member, Newsweek op-ed—time to fight back_November_27_2018
3 new attacks on Israel: Airbnb, US House member, Newsweek op-ed—time to fight back_November_27_20182018-11-30T12:33:02+00:00

FLAME.HOTLINE.

November 27, 2018

First Muslim woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Ilhan Omar, has said she supports the anti-Semitic BDS movement and demonizes Israel, calling it an “apartheid state.”

Last week Airbnb announced a new anti-Semitic policy: It will cease listing apartments for rent by Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Earlier this month, Americans elected the first member of the House of Representatives who supports the vile BDS movement.

Newsweek magazine just weeks ago published a rabidly anti-Israel op-ed that was full of lies.

My friends, we are witnessing the history of Israel—momentous events are passing in front of our eyes daily.

We can turn away . . . or we can step up and defend the Jewish state. I hope you’ll join us at FLAME by taking part and fighting back.

Won’t you act now to help us tell the truth about Israel’s righteous cause? Just go to donate now—on this Giving Tuesday—to contribute.

Dear Friend of FLAME:

When some people say “Never Again!” they refer to the Holocaust.

But when we at FLAME say “Never Again!” we mean that we will never sit passively as the Jewish people and Israel are attacked.

These days, it seems that Jews and the Jewish state are regularly under attack. The good news is, we—you and FLAME—are equal to the challenge.

With your help—and that of tens of thousands of individual members just like you—FLAME has been actively resisting the biased media, the Israel haters and the anti-Semites for 29 years now.

Our hard-hitting editorial ads appear in mainstream U.S. media, college newspapers, the Jewish press, on our popular website, and now on FLAME’s new Facebook page.

Thanks to you, our messages telling the truth about Israel reach tens of millions of Americans every year.

As you know, FLAME raises its powerful voice to speak out against:

  • The anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement-especially on college campuses—and including Airbnb’s recent effort to boycott rentals by Jews in Judea and Samaria
  • Lies told by Palestinian leaders that completely deny Jewish history in the Holy Land
  • Hateful anti-Israel resolutions from the implacably biased United Nations—including a recent op-ed in Newsweek magazine by a U.N. Special Rapporteur, who blatantly lies about Israel’s “creeping annexation of the West Bank”
  • The deadly threat of Iran as it gathers forces on Israel’s border with Syria and continues to acquire nuclear weapon capability

Won’t you please step forward and make a generous Giving Tuesday donation to support FLAME’s good work?

But we’re not stopping there. Next target: The New York Times

In just a few days—on Sunday, December 9—FLAME will for the first time also begin publishing a series of editorials in the New York Times.

Our first editorial in the New York Times is titled “Anti-Zionism Is Racism.”

It asserts that anyone who denies the right of Jews to their own national refuge in Israel—or who attempts to delegitimize or demonize Israel—is guilty of anti-Semitism, which is a form of racism.

This includes the newly elected U.S. Representative from Michigan, Ilhan Omar, who supports the BDS movement and falsely accuses Israel of being an “apartheid regime.”

While our editorial in the New York Times is sure to make waves nationally—and change opinions—let me be honest. Publishing such messages in the Times is expensive. We’ll pay more than $30,000 each time this message runs.

If you support FLAME’s efforts over the decades—and if you support our latest initiatives—I hope you’ll help us defend Israel in mainstream media

Please help us run our “Anti-Zionism Is Racism” message in the New York Times and in other media nationally.

Please take just 60 seconds right now to make a generous donation to FLAME—especially appropriate, since today is national Giving Tuesday.

Your chance to take part in Jewish history—by supporting Israel now

I think you agree that FLAME’s messages are powerful PR for Israel—and we’ve published more than 165 of them—but as you know, telling the truth about Israel via such paid editorial messages in media nationwide is costly. Are you ready to join us for 2019?

Here’s the double payoff for making a membership donation to FLAME at this time:

First, you help tell the truth about Israel in the media—something that’s sorely needed if we’re to maintain the support of all Americans over the coming year.

Second, you can celebrate the upcoming Jewish and Christian holidays with even more joy in your heart, because you have done a mitzvah for Israel—a generous good deed appropriate to the season.

That’s why, if you don’t want to let criticism of Israel go unanswered, if you don’t want one-sided news stories about Israel to go uncorrected, and if you’ve ever bemoaned Israel’s “bad PR,” I urge you to help FLAME with your financial support at this time. Just go to donate to join us and help now.

Please remember that nearly 100% of FLAME’s financial support comes from individual members just like you. One by one, Jews, Christians and unaffiliated alike contribute generously to this noble cause—to help ensure that Israel survives.

So whether you give $1,000 or $500 or $100 . . . or even $50 or $36 or $18—every membership donation is important—every dollar you contribute helps us keep telling the truth about the inspiring Jewish nation.

Best of all, of course, your donation before December 31 is tax-deductible in 2018.

Won’t you act now to make your membership donation online? Just go to donate now.

Thanks in advance for your year-end generosity and your continued support of FLAME’s good work.

Jim Sinkinson
President, Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME)

P.S. We at FLAME usually focus, as we should, on the challenges Israel faces in the world—the unfair treatment the Jewish state receives at the hands of the U.N., continuing rocket, gun, car and knife attacks by Arab terrorists, and the existential threat that confronts Israel from Iran. But what we must not forget is the amazing success story that Israel represents for Jews, for the United States and for civilization itself. It’s inspiring! To clarify, celebrate and publicize the good news about Israel, FLAME published a hasbarah message—”Why Israel Matters“—in media reaching 10 million readers. I hope you’ll review this powerful position paper and pass it on to all your contacts who will benefit from this message. If you agree that FLAME’s bold—but costly—brand of public relations on Israel’s behalf is critical, I urge you to support our publication of such outspoken messages. Please consider giving donation now, as you’re able—with $500, $250, $100, or even $18. (Remember, your donation to FLAME is tax deductible.) To start or renew your membership online, just go to donate now. Now more than ever we need your support to ensure that Israel gets the support it needs—from the U.S. Congress, from President Trump, and from the American people.