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Friends of Israel Initiative

5:20 PM, Jun 18, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A very timely launch for the newly inaugurated Friends of Israel Initiative. The group, led by former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar, has the following goals:

a) To combat the deligitimization of the State of Israel at home, abroad and inside the institutions of the international community.  

b) To publicly show our solidarity with Israel’s democratic institutions – the legitimate expression of the Jewish people’s millennial aspiration to live in peace and freedom in its national homeland. 

c) To support Israel’s inalienable right to secure borders unmolested by terrorists or tyrannical regimes so that its citizens can continue living with the same guarantees that our own societies enjoy. 

d) To consistently and firmly oppose the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran. 

e) To work to ensure that Israel is fully accepted as a normal Western country, an essential and indivisible part of the Western world to which we belong. 

f) To reaffirm the value of the religious, moral, and cultural Judeo-Christian heritage as the main source of the liberal and democratic Western societies. 

Click here to read more about the group and sign on to its mission statement.

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