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Government Gives Activists Sarcastic Letter

"We suggest you solve the real problems of the region first, and then come back and share your experiences with us."
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 4/15/2012, 6:07 PM

Flytillists receive letter
Flytillists receive letter
GPO, Avi Ohayon


The Israeli government went ahead Sunday with its plan to hand out sarcastic letters to the leftists who flew into Ben Gurion Airport in the "flytilla."

The letters read:

“Dear Activists,

"We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns.

“We know there were many other worthy choices.

“You could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime’s daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives.

"You could have chosen to protest the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and its support of terrorism throughout the world.

"You could have chosen to protest Hamas rule in Gaza, where terror organizations commit a double war crime by firing rockets at civilians and hiding behind civilians.

“But instead, you chose to protest against Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy, where women are equal, the press criticizes the government, human rights organizations can operate freely, religious freedom is protected for all - and minorities do not live in fear.”

“Therefore, we suggest you solve the real problems of the region first, and then come back and share your experiences with us.

"Have a nice flight.”