“Letter from an Ultra-Zionist: My Exchange with House Minority Leader John Boehner”


Sometimes it is not sufficient to know that our elected leaders simply “support” Israel. We must read their own words in order to understand how deeply ingrained are the lies, the false history and the blatant disregard for Palestinian suffering, subsequently manifested in American foreign policy. I received the following letter from Congressman John Boehner (Ohio-8th District):

Dear Tammy,

Thank you for contacting me regarding our Israel. (Yes, he did use the word “our.”) It is good to hear from you.

H.Res 867 was introduced by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on October 23, 2009 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Res.867 would urge the President and the Secretary of State to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the “Report on the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” in multilateral fora. The resolution would further consider the “Report on the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” or the Goldstone Report, to be biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy. The resolution further supports the Administration’s efforts to combat anti-Israel bias at the United Nations and reaffirms support for Israel and for Israel’s right to defend its citizens from violent militant groups and their state sponsors. This resolution passed through the House on November 3, 2009 by a vote of 344 to 36, with 22 Representatives voting present. I voted for this resolution.

I am a strong supporter of Israel and always have been. This besieged nation is the oldest democracy in the Middle East and its stability and ability to defend itself are essential to a lasting peace in the region. Israel is surrounded by many countries which have never recognized its right to exist (with the exception of Egypt and Jordan). These neighbors have gone to war with Israel five times with the sole purpose of annihilating the Jewish state and have pledged time and time again to maintain this adversarial position.

My support for Israel does not mean that I ignore the tragic loss of life on both sides. I can assure you I am closely monitoring this situation. This is a matter Congress is paying a great deal of attention to, and we will continue to support President Obama’s efforts to encourage and facilitate peace.

Please rest assured I will keep your thoughts in mind should I have the opportunity to vote on legislation addressing this issue. Thank you again for contacting me with your thoughts. Pelase don’t hesitate to inform me of your concerns in the future. To sign up for email updates, I invite you to visit my website at http://johnboehner.house.gov/Forms/Form/?ID=89.

Sincerely,

John A. Boehner

I replied with the following:

Congressman Boehner:

Thank you for contacting me regarding Palestine.

Your support of HR 867, effectively dismissing the Goldstone Report as “biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy” is appalling. Judge Richard Goldstone serves as a trustee of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a self-proclaimed Zionist. His report concluded both Israel and Hamas committed grave breaches of international law. Therefore, claims of bias are baseless, showing how far the House of Representatives will go to whitewash Israeli war crimes.

If you define democracy as a state with an elected government, then Israel may qualify. In the broader sense–the one where democratic ideals include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people, regardless of race or religion–then Israel falls painfully short.

Israel is currently holding over 10,000 Palestinian prisoners in its jails, including women and minors. Ha’aretz, a leading Israeli newspaper, published the report of a European fact-finding mission to the prisons. It was discovered that 88 percent of the inmates were being held without formal charges, trial or hearing. Is this your idea of a democracy?

In a true democracy, freedom of religion is extended to all citizens. Israel has often denied Christian and Muslim pilgrims alike from worshipping in their respective holy sites. Muslim boys and men aged 15-40 have at times been barred from Friday prayers by Israeli authorities arbitrarily.

Moreover, it is historical fallacy to cite Arab countries as the aggressors in Israel’s wars. Prior to 1948, the Irgun and Stern gangs waged a terror campaign against British forces in Palestine, as well as targeting Palestinian civilians. The King David Hotel bombing killed 91 British personnel, injuring 45. These same gangs, led by Menachem Begin (who would later serve as Israel’s Prime Minister) massacred over 100 Palestinian men, women and children in the village of Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948. Small wonder that when Israel was established the following month, Arab neighbors attempted to thwart the total depopulation and subsequent obliteration of some 500 Palestinian villages, courtesy of the new Israeli army.

In October 1956, Moshe Dayan launched combined air and land assaults into Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

In 1967, Israel launched a pre-emptive strike into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. It was during the six-day course of this war that Israel also attacked the USS Liberty, an American ship. Thirty-four American sailors died and an additional 172 were wounded. Israel claimed the Liberty was mistaken for the Egyptian El Quseir, a ludicrous excuse as El Quseir was 180 feet shorter and very differently configured. The Liberty had her name clearly written in English, while the Egyptian ship would have displayed Arabic script. Surviving sailors testified that it was a deliberate attack, unless you wish to doubt the words of the American servicemen you claim to so vehemently support. As an intelligence gathering vessel, Liberty was likely to intercept real time evidence of the massacres committed by Israel in the Golan Heights, enough motive to destroy the American ship.

The Yom Kippur War in 1973 stemmed from Egypt’s desire to regain the Sinai Peninsula lost in the 1967 conflict, as Syria tried to recapture the Golan Heights.

Israel launched a full-scale invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

It is apparent the only thing you are monitoring is the flow of money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) into your coffer. Your position itself is not surprising; however, I was shocked by your audacity to spend 42 taxpayer cents on mailing me pro-Israel propaganda. Let me make it clear that I am not buying. 

Sincerely,

Tammy

© 2010 Tammy Obeidallah

tammyewatts@hotmail.com

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  1. #1 by Amerikagulag on January 13, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    The eternally self-hating, persecuted, good-guy people decide they need another WALL.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aBhy8GgDutr8

  2. #2 by Amerikagulag on January 13, 2010 - 6:17 pm

  3. #3 by Shoko O. on January 13, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Well said.

    Hope to know if you receive next response from Mr. Boehner.

  4. #4 by Arabia-Felix on January 14, 2010 - 1:36 am

    For crying out loud, why can’t you believe him that Israel is his Israel when he says it out loud?!!.

    These people are Israelis, they have all the world in their hands,like it or not.

    Here is a Jewess admitting to an Israeli TV that her Grandfather and Moamer Khadifi’s grandmother are siblings.

    A barber Young Libyan-Barber man told me this fact 6-7 years ago, the young man was in Khadif’s jails and was driven insane, once out insane,no one belived what the “mad man” said.

    But before that young Baber man told me what this lady is admitting, Khadafi himself told us that he was a jew in so many ways. Man hates Islam ,oh btw, his son’s name is Sayful-islam,
    and enjoys hunting with the Rotchilds and Mrs Blair at times.

    Why don’t we believe them?!!.

    Here is the lady expalining as to how she is related to Khadafi,
    he is even eligible to instant Israeli citizenship according to the Rabbis.

    And did i mention the Gigantic face once more, wasn’t that a tell-tale to identify one?!!.

  5. #5 by francie on January 14, 2010 - 5:58 am

    Arabia-felix, how about Mubarak and Hugo Chavez? Those three could be brothers.

  6. #6 by sezsue on January 14, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    Wow, Tammy! I don’t know what area you live in, but thank you for trying.

    I myself, sent a letter to John Boehner about this as well.
    Living in the Ohio, Cincinnati area, I am less than 150 miles from where he lives in this area.

    Here is the letter I sent him, and the reply comes after.

    Dear Mr. Boehner,

    I was very sorry to see that you voted yes for House Resolution 867 the other day.

    I’m sure you receive many e-mails every day, and you probably won’t even read this one, but I had to send you an e-mail about this.

    I just wanted to say, if you are indeed a Christian, as your Catholic faith would seem to indicate, I don’t see how you could have voted for the resolution.

    Surely, an intelligent, educated, high powered man such as yourself can see the real situation, but if you can’t, let me explain the situation in terms you may be able to relate to.

    Say one of your daughters was being bullied at school, being beaten up and having her property stolen from her.

    Let’s say when she complained to the principal about the beating and theft by the bullies, the principal sided with the bullies because he didn’t like her, and in fact, gave her punishment for trying to defend herself. Let’s say because she wasn’t getting any help from the principal, she defended herself by throwing rocks at the bullies, (which would be wrong, but she was desperate, and no one would help ) who then decided to get revenge on her by shooting at her. Get my drift?

    I have to respectfully say, I thought you might surprise me this time and do the right thing, but I guess I was wrong.

    At least Ohioans can be proud of the fact that we have Dennis Kucinich, representing some of us.

    Too bad more of our representatives in Ohio aren’t like him, willing to stand up and do the right thing, come what may.

    By the way, as a former Catholic, I have to ask, do you read the Bible at all?

    If you don’t, I recommend starting.

    If you do, maybe you should pray for guidance, and take another look.

    The response?

    “Thank you for contacting the Office of the House Republican Leader. Your thoughts are important to me and are appreciated. Due to the volume of E-mail I receive, it may not be possible to personally respond to your comments. However, please be assured that your comments are important to me and my colleagues.

    Sincerely,

    John A. Boehner
    Republican Leader

  7. #7 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on January 14, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    Tammy,you’re a real trooper!

    As an Ohioan too, I am surely glad you put “our” Ohio lawmaker,Congressman John Boehner in his place. He is certainly not “our” lawmaker, but “her” meaning Israeli lawmaker. His letter clearly spelled that out. Maybe he views Israel as “our” 51st. state. It is infuriating that those lawmaker would have the nerve to put the interest of Israel first and America second.

    Just remember, before Palestine is free, US lawmakers and other key officials in the US government have to be free from the leaches of the Israeli lobby tied around their necks.

    Your response letter to this bean-brain Congressman just the way to do it. You took him to task and exposed him for what he stands for. I have to admit, I received similar response from my senators and State rep in Washington, but felt less inclined to respond to their
    hogwash. Sometimes it feels like you are talking to rock, instead of human being or a respected lawmaker.
    Those people do not act upon principle, they are like hookers who goes for the highest better.

    As a matter of courtesy, and in fairness to this Congressman, I am forwarding him a copy of your article, with a note asking him to respond to this public forum. thispublicforum.

    Stay tuned!
    I am not holding my breath!

  8. #8 by sezsue on January 14, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    correction, less than 15 miles

  9. #9 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on January 14, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Tammy you’re a real trooper!

    As an Ohioan too, I am surely glad you put “our” Ohio lawmaker,Congressman John Boehner in his place. He is certainly not “our” lawmaker, but “her” meaning Israeli lawmaker. His letter clearly spelled that. May be he views Israel as “our” 51st. state. It is infuriating that those lawmaker would have the nerve to put the interest of Israel first and America second.

    Just remember, before Palestine is free, US lawmakers and other key officials in the US government have to be free from the leaches of the Israeli lobby tied around their necks.

    Your response letter to this bean-brain Congressman just the way to do it. You took him to task and exposed him for what he stands for. I have to admit, I received similar response from my senators and State rep in Wahsington, but felt less inclined to respond to their
    hogwash. Sometimes it feels like you are talking to rock, instead of humanbeing or a respected lawmaker.
    Those people do not act upon principle, they are like hookers who goes for the highest better.

    As a matter of courtesy, and in fairness to this Congressman, I am forwarding him a copy of your article, with a note asking him to respond to this public forum.

    Stay tuned!

    I am not holding my breath!

  10. #10 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on January 14, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt and a fair chance. Having read another compelling testimony on this thread from another Buckeye, and as promised, I did contact Congressman John Boehner office via his website and receive the below generic response. Here goes.

    Dear Congressman John Boehner,

    I have read this article [see below link]in the Ugly Truth website about an exchange between you and Tammy Obeidallah,who resides in your district. I thought would be of interest to you. Since one other constiuent of your district expressed the same displeasure about your views on foreign policy, I thought it would be a good idea for you to defend your record and to adress their concern in this public forum.
    Sincerey,
    Mahmoud El-Yousseph
    Retired USAF Veteran

    14 January, 2010
    ————————
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:34 PM
    From:
    “John Boehner”
    Add sender to Contacts

    elyousseph***@yahoo.com
    Thank you for contacting the Office of the House Republican Leader. Your thoughts are important to me and are appreciated. Due to the volume of E-mail I receive, it may not be possible to personally respond to your comments. However, please be assured that your comments are important to me and my colleagues.

    Sincerely,

    John A. Boehner

    Republican Leader

  11. #11 by Tammy Obeidallah on January 15, 2010 - 5:07 am

    Well, if it’s any comfort to sezsue and Mahmoud, I didn’t even get the generic response after submitting my letter (the one responding to his). I’m sure the reason he gave me such a detailed response in the first place was that I met with his staff member during an open door session, which happened to be the very same day that the vote was taken on HR 867. The staffer informed me that HR 867 had come in “under suspension,” meaning the normal rules of debate were suspended, as they were already SURE of a clear majority passage.

    I’d love it if some of us in the 8th District could organize and formally request for a meeting with him in person. I’m in the Troy, OH area. Realizing of course, this would do absolutely nothing to bring about a change of heart or policy, but the least we can do is be a thorn in someone’s side, making them pay attention.

  12. #12 by Tammy Obeidallah on January 16, 2010 - 4:23 am

    Ooops…I meant 44 cents of taxpayer’s money on a stamp. They raise it so often, who can keep track of it? Sorry.

  13. #13 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on January 16, 2010 - 5:02 am

    John Boehner chief of staff, Paula Nowakowski was found dead in her Alexandria, Va., home Sunday. The hard-charging aide to the House minority leader was just 46 — and the victim of an apparent heart attack.

    RIP

  14. #14 by Brian Akira on January 16, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Re:

    “If you define democracy as a state with an elected government, then Israel may qualify.”

    But in the US gerrymandering is considered to be anti-democratic manipulation.

    The ethnic cleansing of Arabs from “Israel Proper” is an extreme form of gerrymandering to achieve a majotity in one jurisdiction.

    And of course millions of Arabs (and a few others; Greeks, Armenians, Kurds, etc) living under Zionist rule in Gaza and the West Bank is no definition democracy.

  15. #15 by Brian Akira on January 16, 2010 - 10:15 am

    Which is worse — for Boner to believe his own ravings, or for him to just say it to please the Jews?

  16. #16 by Arabia Felix on January 18, 2010 - 1:00 am

    Francie,

    Some are FAINT HEARTED dear.

    They can’t take it in one go.

    Might as well wait, and only let them hear
    from the horses mouth, when and IF the horse decides to speak.

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