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January 13, 2017: The Days Are Short

January 15, 2017

It’s the countdown to the swearing in of Trump as the new president of the United States – and this can not come soon enough. 
For those who have not yet seen it, I want to call your attention to the following:
In response to the horrendous UN Security Council resolution 2334, which outrageously claims that Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem is illegal, the Legal Grounds Campaign has produced a powerful video. An initiative of my Legal Grounds co-chair Jeff Daube, it was filmed at the 3,000 year old cemetery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, which embodies the historical connection of the Jewish People to the Land. 
The video is here: https://youtu.be/uUBENcZ11Zk
Please! send this to your lists and put it on your FB pages without delay. 
Ask that people share it further. Request that they speak out strongly against the resolution. Encourage them to send it to their elected representatives in Congress or Parliament, urging them to block any further action in the UN that is destructive to Israel. 
Time is of the essence here.  If there will be further UN action, it will occur right after the Paris conference on the 15th and before the inauguration on the 20th.
See what Israel’s ambassador to the UN has to say about the Paris conference and the threat of an additional Security Council resolution immediately following:
“This conference constitutes a reward to the Palestinians for continuing to avoid negotiations while promoting terrorism….

“The hypocrisy and the obsessive focus on Israel has reached new heights. These one-sided initiatives not only fail in bringing us closer to peace, but they actually encourage terrorism like we saw in last week’s horrific attack in Jerusalem.

[W]e are witnessing an attempt to promote a last minute initiative before the new US administration takes office. Supporters of the Palestinians are looking for further anti-Israel measures at the Security Council.”
Kerry will be attending the conference.  PA representatives will be in Paris but it is unclear as to whether they will be in attendance.
I believe we will be in very good shape after the inauguration.  I have just learned that leaders of Judea and Samaria – the mayor of Efrat, Oded Ravivi, who is also head of the Yesha Council’s foreign affairs department, and the mayor of Ma’aleh Adumim, Benny Kasriel – have been invited to the inauguration.  There is more than one way – moving the embassy to Jerusalem – for Trump to make a statement about the legitimacy of Israel in Jerusalem, and Judea and Samaria.
“This is a harbinger of things to come,” declared Yesha Council spokesperson Yigal Dilmoni.
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