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Susie Dym,

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Susie Dym
Susie Dym serves as spokesperson for Mattot Arim, with over 20 years of expertise on "peace-for-peace" issues.

If you read Hebrew, here is a link you should read: 

http://app.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/739/959.html

The link points to an article exposing a Netanyahu-Yaalon plan to transfer 40 thousand dunams in JudeaSamaria to Palestinian control.

Ministers and Knesset members will be meeting Netanyahu for important meetings in the upcoming hours and days.

They can urge Netanyahu to drop the plan.

Please email to Israel’s ministers and legislators without delay – an example message might be:

Please! Tell Netanyahu NOT to give 40,000 dunams to Palestinian control!

Thanks, ADD YOUR FULL NAME

Scroll down for a list of GREAT email addresses below.


Frequently asked questions:

Q: Huh? Why is Netanyahu doing this?

A: Netanyahu is not a pro-Palestinian groupie as the occasional Israeli or Jewish leader has shown herself or himself to be. 

But Netanyahu is only human. 

The Palestinians are supported by extremely wealthy Arab countries which use every psychological warfare trick in the book to create intolerable personal, media and political pressure on Netanyahu.

Whatever foolish concessions he makes, or almost makes, are for this reason.

Q: But doesn’t that mean Netanyahu is a lost cause?

A: Certainly not. The question is whether we – you and I – are a lost cause. Here’s why:

Each of us, as individuals, is not subjected to the pressure that Netanyahu is experiencing. Therefore it is OUR job to apply internal pressure, from the right, to counter the external pressure on Netanyahu, from the left.

Can you do that? Will you be brave enough – and care enough – to send an email? Will you consider sharing your concerns AND YOUR ACTIONS with another 2-3 people?

Because experience over the years shows that Netanyahu responds very badly to external, pro-Palestinian pressure – but Netanyahu also responds very well to internal, pro-Israel pressure.

In other words, Netanyahu is human. Is he going to FEEL the pro-Israel public urging him to stay strong? That depends on you and me.

Q:  Various “advantages” of the plan are cited – “this will allow terrorism to stop,  this will allow building in the ‘settlement blocs’ “, and so forth. Are these worth considering?

A: The answer is a big NO. First, why should terrorism stop if it succeeds in achieving the goal Palestinians have been taught for generations to  value over any other -- namely squeezing concessions from Israel?

Second, the “settlement blocs” is a pro-Palestinian code word for retreating from 90% of Judea and Samaria (the “blocs” would leave Israel with a mere 10% of the land between the 1967 “Auschwitz borders” and the Jordan River)!

Third, the United States already promised to recognize the “settlement blocs” – remember? That was when Israel was being pushed into abandoning Gush Katif and replacing the brave Jewish communities there with Hamas rocketeers. And even before that, the United States said it has made its peace with “settlements”, and not only those in the “blocs” – remember? That was when Rabin was being pushed into signing the Oslo accords that resulted in 1000 Israeli civilians being blown up in busses and killed. So: Yes, the United States should view with favor building, and any natural life activity, for Jewish communities worldwide including in JudeaSamaria. No, Israel must not pay for that in concessions. If the United States is not willing or not able to be reasonable, Israel must build without American approval and the natural course of events will cause the US to come around. Look at Europe.

Q: How can I be sure my email is effective?

A: Simply use the text proposed above, in the subject line of the email:

Please! Tell Netanyahu NOT to give 40,000 dunams to Palestinian control!

It’s designed to include many words that Hebrew-speaking ministers and aides know and understand:

Please; Netanyahu; 40,000; dunam; Palestinian; control.

Therefore, even the busiest minister and the most careless aide will take one look at your email and know immediately what it’s about.

And Israeli ministers and Knesset members – unlike Netanyahu – DO personally read certain emails.

Write your email as above, and your email will get read. By a person senior enough to make a personal phone-call to Netanyahu and change his mind.

The body of the email can be the same as the subject line, and if you wish, can add a personal message from you, based on what your heart tells you or what your brain knows (for those of you who have amassed detailed experience in pro-Israel activism over the years).

Q: But I don’t live in Israel.

A: Your email should then add: “Please tell PM Netanyahu that if he chooses to stand strong, he need not worry about losing support abroad – because  I promise I will continue to support Israel and her refusal to undertake dangerous concessions. I will also urge everyone I know to do likewise.”

When the ministers get 10 emails like that, they know these 10 emails represent 10,000 pro-Israel people ready to help Israel abroad.

Politicians know how to do the math and say: one email that was sent, means there are 1000 people out there who think the same who didn’t happen to be at their keyboards today.

Email addresses of Israeli ministers and MKs (can be cut-and-pasted into the to-field, or you can send one email at a time):

smoalemr@knesset.gov.il;lishkat_sar@education.gov.il;shaskel@knesset.gov.il;

yedelstein@knesset.gov.il; Zelkin@knesset.gov.il; davidam@knesset.gov.il;

oakunis@knesset.gov.il; gerdan@knesset.gov.il; bbeni@knesset.gov.il; nboker@knesset.gov.il;

dbitan@knesset.gov.il;anatb@knesset.gov.il;ggamliel@knesset.gov.il; davraham@knesset.gov.il;

tzhanegbi@knesset.gov.il; mahlufz@knesset.gov.il; zhotovely@knesset.gov.il;

ohazan@knesset.gov.il; hkatz@knesset.gov.il; yiskatz@knesset.gov.il;

zakil@knesset.gov.il; ylevin@knesset.gov.il; ymazuz@knesset.gov.il; anagosa@knesset.gov.il;

nkoren@knesset.gov.il;yoavk@knesset.gov.il; kayoob@knesset.gov.il; mregev@knesset.gov.il;

ysteinitz@knesset.gov.il; sshalom@knesset.gov.il; ebendehan@knesset.gov.il; myogev@knesset.gov.il;

ymagal@knesset.gov.il; nissan@knesset.gov.il; bezalels@knesset.gov.il;

ashaked@knesset.gov.il;dazulay@knesset.gov.il; ybentzur@knesset.gov.il;

aderey@knesset.gov.il; yvaknin@knesset.gov.il; izchakec@knesset.gov.il;

ymargi@knesset.gov.il;mnahari@knesset.gov.il;ieichler@knesset.gov.il;mgafni@knesset.gov.il;

ylitzman@knesset.gov.il;mmozes@knesset.gov.il; umaklev@knesset.gov.il;mporush@knesset.gov.il

This post is written in haste. Apologies for typos. Please can you write your corrections as talkbacks below for the benefit of other readers.

This is Susie Dym, spokesperson for Mattot Arim, writing to you from Israel.