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(Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) today called on President Obama to stop delaying the transfer of weapons to Israel – a move that the Obama Administration implemented because of the conflict with the terrorist group Hamas.

“The stalling of the release of weapons to Israel is misguided, sends the signal that the United States is an untrustworthy ally, and indirectly encourages Hamas to continue its lawless actions,” wrote Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel in a letter to President Obama. “It is vital that the United States support Israel – not punish our key ally for defending itself against unrelenting terrorism by Hamas. We respectfully urge President Obama and his administration to expedite delivery to Israel of the military weaponry it requests.”

In a letter to President Obama, the ACLJ notes that reports indicate the U.S. has slowed – and in some cases – halted weapons transfers to Israel – treating Israel as an adversary instead of an ally.

The letter, posted here, urges the Obama Administration to remove these impediments immediately:

“One simply cannot be neutral when one faces a choice between right and wrong. Israel was the victim in this conflict. Israel was attacked by Hamas and its terrorist allies in Gaza. Israel responded in self-defense. Israel sought in every reasonable way to minimize damage to property and injury to innocent civilians. Israel accepted and observed every ceasefire. In contrast, Hamas initiated hostilities by kidnapping and murdering students coming home from school. Hamas increased hostilities by firing rockets and mortars at Israeli communities. Hamas intentionally located its headquarters, arms caches, tunnel entrances, and firing sites in the midst of the civilian population. Hamas refused to accept and/or violated agreed-to ceasefires. The time for neutrality has long passed, and the time to do what is right is now. We urge your administration to support Israel and to send a clear message to Hamas that its terrorist tactics against innocent Israeli civilians will not be supported in any way, shape, or form by the United States of America.”

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law & Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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