The Palestinian Authority has created a “vicious, Jew-hating terrorist culture, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein charged Sunday night at the group's annual dinner in New York.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the crowd by video and praised both the ZOA and Glenn Beck, who received the Defender of Israel award from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.
Six Congressmen attended, including Rep. Michelle Bachmann, who called on President Barack Obama “to accelerate covert operations and cyber operations in Iran and order the CIA Director to take all means necessary to stop Iran from getting the Bomb before it is too late.”
Klein told Arutz Sheva that he blames Prime Minister Netanyahu and every American and Israeli administration since the failed Oslo Accords for not ”telling the truth," advice which he says he personally conveyed to the Prime Minister.
The ZOA president said the Prime Minister's response was that Israel would be blamed for trying to "stop peace."
Klein told Arutz Sheva he replied to Prime Minister Netanyahu, “You are blamed anyway. We gave away Gaza and 41 percent of Judea and Samaria, so why not tell the truth? The Palestinian Authority is a horrific terror culture.”
He explained that the Palestinian Authority has blatantly violated its three major commitments – to fight terror, recognize Israel and end incitement. The world ignores the horrors of the Palestinian Authority promoting violence and hatred, showing maps that Israel does not exist, stating no Jews will be allowed in a Palestinian Authority state and naming streets after terrorists."
“It doesn’t make any sense. Why not tell the truth?” Klein asked rhetorically. “This is a vicious regime committed to the end of Israel. Now it wants to join with Hamas.”
In Prime Minister Netanyahu’s video message, he praised Klein for being a “passionate Zionist” and the ZOA for ”promoting the truth no matter what the consequences are."
He also lauded Beck, telling him, “You too have been fearless in defending Israel against the slanders that are hurled against [it]. You’ve done that with considerable personal cost, but you’ve never backed off, you’ve never flinched, you’ve never walked away. And I want to tell you how deeply we appreciate this stand of courage and integrity.”