I Will Never Forget This

Oct 12, 2023

Many nations are supporting Israel and condemning Hamas after the brutal ISIS-like terrorism against innocent civilians — men, women, children, babies, and the elderly. Sadly, there are also organizations (like Black Lives Matter) and foreign governments (like Russia, Turkey, and, of course, Iran) that are celebrating this unspeakable slaughter. Here in America, pro-Palestinian members of Congress are refusing to condemn the butchering of women, children, and babies in their cribs.

And at least one sitting congresswoman refuses to remove the Palestinian flag from outside her Capitol office door.

The world has seen this level of evil antisemitism before when Adolf Hitler set out on his quest for Jewish genocide. America remained silent for far too long then, resulting in the wholesale massacre of millions. We must not make that mistake again.

Congress must act NOW to send a clear message to the entire world: We stand with Israel, condemn Hamas and Hezbollah, and demand that Iran be sanctioned. Read on. — Mat

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Stand with Israel.

Just days ago, on October 7, 50 years and one day since the Yom Kippur War started, the terror group Hamas committed the biggest slaughter of Jews on a single day since the Holocaust.

The butchers paraglided into an outdoor Israeli concert promoting peace, raining death from above on the unsuspecting concert goers before traveling house to house, shooting down doors and slaughtering everyone inside.

Houses that couldn’t be breached were burned to the ground with Jewish families screaming inside as they were burned alive.

Hamas butchered toddlers in their beds, beheaded 40 babies in one kibbutz alone, and even attacked a children’s hospital, killing the ailing patients inside.

“How the terrorists killed them is not a war. … It’s a massacre … ,” said Israeli Defense Forces Major General Itay Veruv, commenting on the gruesome manner these women and children had been killed. “It’s something I never saw in my life.”

Social media videos posted by Hamas terrorists claim that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps planned, armed, and trained Hamas for this massacre.

In England, Germany, and Bangladesh, pro-Palestine rallies are being held to celebrate Israel’s tragedy. In Sydney, Australia, thousands at a massive pro-Palestine rally chanted, “Gas the Jews!”

The Qatari government, which is holding the 6 billion dollars of funds Joe Biden recently released from Iran sanctions, blamed Israel for the attacks.

But the evil isn’t just abroad. Organizations at America’s top universities are holding rallies openly celebrating Hamas’ massacre. Black Lives Matter is posting graphics of paragliders carrying machine guns, declaring their support for Palestine. Members of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad” are refusing to condemn Hamas’ actions. And Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) still has a Palestinian flag outside her Capitol office door.

Demand Congress make it clear that pro-Hamas supporters in Congress and around the country do NOT speak for America. Tell them to Stand with Israel and Condemn Terrorism.

Over the past several days, the world has witnessed the single largest massacre of Jews since the Nazi purges of World War II. Back then, America stayed silent too long, allowing Jew-haters to develop their poisonous plan to eradicate the Jewish race.

Hamas’ stated purpose is to kill Jews and eradicate Israel.

Congress MUST ACT NOW to send a clear message to the entire world, as well as to misguided Americans and antisemitic members of Congress that America stands with Israel and condemns terrorism.

Congress MUST now do 5 things:

  1. Issue a joint resolution to send a message around the world that America stands with Israel.

  2. Issue a joint resolution CONDEMNING Iran as well as the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists they trained and armed for this massacre.

  3. Sanction Iran to the fullest extent possible.

  4. Make it clear to any regime that if they attack Israel, they will become OUR enemy, as well.

  5. Fully investigate the Iranian spy ring that has been discovered working within the highest levels of the U.S. government — including at our State Department and Department of Defense.

Please fax Congress now and sign our petition. Tell Congress to STAND WITH ISRAEL AND AGAINST IRAN-SPONSORED TERRORISM.

Anita and I have traveled to Israel many times, leading thousands through the Holy Land on our Covenant Journey tours. We were scheduled to lead two groups, including Christian lawmakers, at the end of this month.

We have many friends in Israel. Our hearts are sickened by what we have seen. I don’t know if I will ever get the image out of my head of a toddler’s bedroom and toy blocks riddled with bullet holes, his crib soaked with blood. Or images of decapitated babies. Or people burned alive.

Please pray for Israel and her people. Demand that Congress take action NOW, so that the horrors of Holocaust never happen again.

Meanwhile, we just filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of pro-life sidewalk counselors. And later this month, we will hear from the Court about our case defending health care workers in Maine.

On November 3, we return to court defending Sandra Merritt in her criminal trial involving the undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood and their “baby body parts for sale” scheme. Please support our critical work. In thanks for your gift, we’ll send you a copy of Why Israel Matters to You and Your Family.

“Lord, deliver us; may the King answer us on the day we call” (Psalm 20:9).

Mat Staver

Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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“‘It’s a Massacre’: IDF Troops Clear Kfar Azza Kibbutz.” NBC News, October 11, 2023. Nbcnews.com/video/israel-defense-forces-clear-bodies-from-kfar-azza-kibbutz-194843205806.