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Write to Israeli Ambassador Oren

Below is sample text for a letter to Israel's ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. Use this text or write a letter of your own. Email all letters here, and we will collect and send them to the embassy.

Dear Ambassador Oren:

Over the weekend a terrorist called in a bomb threat to Peace Now's Jerusalem office and left "Price Tag" graffiti at the site.  On Monday night, terrorists sprayed-painted death threats on Hagit Ofran's Jerusalem home, writing:  "Hagit Ofran, Rabin awaits you" and "Hagit Ofran, z'l".

As an American who supports Israel, I am writing to express my outrage over these threats.  For too long the Israeli government has allowed Jewish extremism, including what increasingly can only be called Jewish terrorism, to go unchecked.  Attacks on the IDF are denounced, but little action is taken against the perpetrators.  The burning of a mosque inside Israel is condemned and two youth are arrested, but the real instigators - those inspiring and leading this "Price Tag" campaign - rarely face consequences.  And today we have death threats against other Jews, including Peace Now's Hagit Ofran.

All of this comes in the context of non-stop attacks from inside the Knesset, largely supported by your government, against Israeli civil society organizations like Peace Now - organizations that, by speaking truth to power, are part and parcel of any healthy democracy.

This is not about right or left, it is about right or wrong.  

Mr. Ambassador, this week is the 16th anniversary of a devastating political assassination, the murder of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.  I write to you and ask you to let your government know that American supporters of Israel - who hold democratic values like free speech, tolerance, and pluralism dear - are today watching with outrage and dismay at what is happening inside Israel.  Many of us fear that if Israel does not change course soon and re-commit to these same democratic values, it will soon be too late.