URGENT: CJHS Calls On President Obama To Demand Answers From Turkey Over Violent Pro-Hamas Gaza Flotilla
Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors is calling on the Obama administration to demand answers from the government of Turkey regarding Ankara’s role in supplying the Gaza Flotilla that yesterday violently clashed with America’s ally Israel.
The group of six ships departed from Turkey and attempted to violate Israel’s internationally-recognized blockade on the Gaza Strip, the territory controlled by Iranian-backed Hamas Islamists who have repeatedly pledged to wipe out the Jewish State. Israel offered to allow the group to unload its ostensibly humanitarian cargo at the Israeli port of Ashdod, after which the goods would be inspected for weapons and sent to Gaza via overland routes. When the fleet explicitly declared its intention to run the blockade, they were intercepted and stopped by the Israeli Navy.
The ostensibly non-violent group of activists and militants then attacked the Israelis with knives and clubs, stabbing at least one soldier in the stomach. A firefight erupted after the gun of another Israeli soldier was torn from his hands and turned on the rest of the Israeli contingent. As of this morning dozens are reported wounded or killed, from both sides.
“Turkey is supposed to be one of our NATO allies, and President Obama has gone out of his way not to offend the Turkish people or the Erdogan government,” said Doris Montrose, President and founder of the Los Angeles-based non-profit. “But here we have Turkey inciting anti-Israel violence, supplying anti-Israel thugs, and then spearheading an international campaign to completely delegitimize the Jewish State.”
Montrose added: “now is not the time for the White House’s famed delicate touch, which has already pushed Turkey into the Iranian orbit and away from America and the West. Over the last year we’ve seen an erosion of US power and influence across the Middle East, not least of all because this administration refuses to back our actual allies and call out our genuine enemies.”
“Turkey’s ambassador recently returned to DC after a month-long snit over the House’s Armenian genocide resolution. If President Obama is truly a friend of Israel, the Ambassador will be spending today providing ‘clarifications’ as to why his government is providing succor to genocidal enemies of our ally Israel.”
CJHS grounds its mission in the core insistence that the last Holocaust imposes upon all people of good will a moral and political imperative to prevent the next one. It works to bring public awareness to the diplomatic, geopolitical, and military dynamics that threaten the American way of life, the existence of the Jewish State, and the freedom of all Westerners. Find out more at www.cjhsla.org.