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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-03-26

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them? There is no alternative to direct

In Israel,

Sara and. Miriam have lived,
the Negev desert all their liv

But without water,
their children may not be so lucky,

For Sara and Miriam, Israel is home. Their parents
settled in the Negev over 30 years ago. Sara and Miriam
know everything there is about this region. Except for one
thing. How can they continue living here without water?
A 12-year drought has ravaged Israel, especially the Negev.
Unless water is provided soon, Sara, Miriam and young
people like them will not be able to call it home much longer.
Jewish National Fund has pledged to build 75 life-
sustaining reservoirs throughout Israel and the Negev,
so young families can continue calling Israel home for

generations to come. They are the future of Israel. And they
need your help now.
JNF has been the caretaker of the land of Israel on
behalf of Jewish people everywhere for over a century. JNF's
water 'projects have significantly increased Israel's water
resources through reservoir and dam construction, river
rehabilitation, water conservation and recycling. But much
more still needs to be done. We can do it. All we need is
for you to do your part. Please give generously. Together,
we can make the desert bloom and our people flourish.

To donate, call your local JNF office at 1-888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org .

Or mail your contribution to: JNF, Israel Forever Campaign, 42 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021

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action against such a safe haven.
Equally, international diplomacy gen-
erally assumes that any dispute is ulti-
mately resolvable through compromise
and negotiation. What does a country
do when the other side — Hamas, even
if one were to believe that Arafat might
ever make peace — openly expresses an
intention to destroy it and implements
that policy? Another international
assumption is that by targeting terrorist
leaders, Israel provokes them to attack.
But no such encouragement is needed.
The attacks will continue anyway and
they do so more effectively with a lead-
ership that enjoys immunity from pun-
ishment for its deeds.
Finally, it should not be forgotten that
Israel has tried the route recommended
to it by other countries and their various
politicians, experts and media. It spent
seven years trying to make a peaceful
compromise and negotiated agreement.
The result is the existence of the
Palestinian Authority as a safe haven that
incites, finances, organizes and permits
terrorist attacks against Israel. In an
attempt to moderate Hamas, Israel even
released Yassin himself, who then
became the leader of a more intensive
terrorist campaign against it.
Whether or not the killing of Yassin
was the right thing to do at this time, it
was a step legitimized by the situation
that he created. ❑

forever.

www.jnf. org

❑ Please designate my donation to JNF's critical water projects in Israel.

THE ISSUE

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Forestry ■ Water ■ Community Development ■ Security ■ Education ■ Research ■ Tourism & Recreation

Pro-Palestinian student activism on
American college campuses has been
met in the last two years by a tremen-
dous infusion of funds, training and
resources by national Jewish organiza-
tions in an effort to better equip
Jewish college students to defend
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Professor Jonathan Adelman of the
University of Denver recently stated
that faculty at American universities
favor the Palestinians by a 2 1 mar-
gin. There are efforts in Congress to
specifically address this issue with
regard to federal funding of campus-
based Middle East studies centers.
Jewish organizations are now reaching
out in new ways to professors who
are pro-Israel but not actively
involved in pro-Israel advocacy

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--Allan Gale, Jewish Community
Council of etropolitan .Detroit

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