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To the heads of the European Union States

Distinguished French President Francois Holland,
Distinguished Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel,
Distinguished Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron
Distinguished Heads of other EU states,

We, the undersigned, address you in connection to recent discriminative, assaulting, and unjustified decision of the European Commission to boycott Israel. We emphasize “Israel” instead of settlements since these were and are an integral part of Israel.

The main argument of the Commission’s decision is that the existence of Jewish settlements violates the international law and prevents the creation of the so-called “Palestinian state”, thus depriving Palestinian Arabs from their civil rights and prosperity.

We call you attention to the fact that both statements are completely false and the resolution of the EU commission presents in fact an outrageous anti-Semitic step irrespectively to the official claims and real intensions of its authors.

This resolution of EU commission is even more scandalous than the infamous UN resolution equaling Zionism and racism and without any doubt will have the same shameful fate. This resolution is an open help to terrorists and their ardent supporters, in this sense reminding infamous Munich agreements of 1938.

The rights of Jews to live in any part of former British Mandate Palestine is based on the League of Nation resolution dated back to 1922, validated by the UN resolution in 1944.

Nothing, except aggression of Arab states in 1948, 67 and 73 as well as corruption of Arafat and his followers who prefer to receive lavish help from your countries and to make personal fortune, prevented creating an Arab state in the former Palestine already long ago.

The juristic justification of the rights of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria to exist was presented by numerous world acclaimed lawyers, experts in international law.

The political obstacles to create a “Palestinian state”, in fact the 23rd Arab country, from 1948 till now are well known to everybody who wants to know. The life of Arabs in the autonomy has no traces whatsoever of “suffering from occupation” and is incomparably better than the life of citizens of e.g. Egypt and Syria.

We rule out ignorance of the members of the EU commission. Rather we see in their resolution a desire to calm the Arab nationalists and their supporters all over the world. However, it is naïve and false to assume that Muslim extremists’ riots in, e.g. Paris or Stockholm, or “armed defense” of Prophet Mohammed’s dignity are consequences of Israel “occupation” of Judea and Samaria.

It is naïve and counterproductive to assume that by “selling” Israel to terrorists the European Union will guarantee its own security and stability. Most European countries “sold” their Jews, descendants of founders of European religion and culture, in the middle of the XX century. One should not forget the lessons of this tragedy, which was terrible not only for Jews but non-Jews also.

Feeding a crocodile only increases its appetite. We urge you immediately to dismiss the resolution of the EU commission. This resolution is more than a crime, it is a mistake. If it will not be dismissed now, it is you who will be accused by history, since this resolution will bring suffering to many people. The first of them will be the Palestinian Arabs.

Sincerely yours, Miron Ya Amusia, professor, doctor of physics and mathematics, Fellow of American Physical Society, A. von Humboldt price recipient, veteran of WWII, Israel and Russia.

An introduction to MAOF
Haim Goldman

Dear Friends,

Would you believe that the undersigned has anything in common with

-- Professor Victor Davis Hanson (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University),
-- Dr Charles Krauthammer, (Washington Post, Time, The Weekly Standard),
-- Caroline Glick (Deputy Managing Editor of the Jerusalem Post),
-- Jonathan Tobin (Executive Editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent).

Amazingly, the editors of the MAOF website decided that the missives of the undersigned are worthy of translation and posting along the articles written by these distinguished authors.

The first letter was published without the consent of the undersigned.
However, after thorough examination of the laudable attitude of MAOF and of the excellent contents of the website, the undersigned had most graciously granted his permission for publication of his missives in both English and Russian.

“Analytical Group MAOF” [1] is an organisation founded about ten years ago by Russian-speaking Jewish intellectuals. The attitude of MAOF is definitely pro-Zionist -- unambiguously and unapologetically.

One of MAOF’s primary purposes is providing information and analysis about Middle-Eastern and world affairs as well as about Israel’s history, values and dilemmas. In addition to extensive publication activity in various media, MAOF also organises excursions and seminars. While the vast majority of the contents of the MAOF website is in Russian, texts originally written in English are provided in the original [2] as well as in Russian.

There are arguably about 250 millions of Russian-speakers worldwide and many of them do not read English. The indisputable motivation for the author’s permission was to grant those millions of disadvantaged people the grand benefit of reading the author’s ruminations. If the author is ever maliciously accused that his tacit motivation for authorising the publication was his craving to be listed along with the above-mentioned distinguished writers, his plea will definitely be “nolo contendere”.

The editors of MAOF expressed their gratitude by granting the undersigned a privilege that no other author got – the opportunity to review and correct the Russian translation before publication. The original letters of the undersigned are at [3] and their Russian version is at [4]. At of today, only two letters are posted but several other letters are pending translation.

You are kindly ENCOURAGED TO RECOMMEND the MAOF website to your friends and colleagues worldwide, particularly those who speak Russian. Those who do not enjoy the benefit of proficiency in the exquisite Russian language can find many thought-provoking and inspiring articles about Middle-Eastern and world affairs in the English section [2].


Haim Goldman


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