I have been asked to post a copy of this letter, which requests the Jewish Federation of Orange County to sign the Fogel Pledge. This pledge, named in honor of the Fogel family, who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, says that no Jewish philanthropic funds will be used to support groups or ventures that are linked to the deligitimization or boycotts of Israel.
Sounds sensible enough for me.
Here is the request.
The Jewish Federation of Orange County has been forwarded this Pledge to sign. We encourage you to write/ contact them,and ask that, they join with other Federations across the USA and sign, for the future of our community and Israel.
You can find a sample letter in " how you can help" section of www.ha-Emet.com
Subject: Fwd: Pledge in memory of the Fogel family on behalf of the OC Jewish Federation
From: Ha-Emet Support
Date: April 4, 2011 12:16:10 PM PDT
To: Orange County Jewish Federation
Subject: re: Pledge in memory of the Fogel family on behalf of the OC Jewish Federation
Dear Mr Elcott,
We are writing to request that you sign this Pledge in memory of the Fogel family on behalf of the OC Jewish Federation. This is a necessary first step, to ensure that Jewish philanthropic funds are never used to support or endorse organizations, activities or events that, directly or indirectly, are involved in BDS or delegitimization of Israel.
Signing the Pledge will show your local community, that its leaders are committed to the defence of Israel, and that you are taking strong steps to recognize and resist what is becoming institutionalized anti-Semitism.
Please Click Here to sign the Pledge on behalf of your Jewish Federation
This Petition is Endorsed by:
The Sarasota-Manatee Florida
Jewish Federation.- who have
Signed the Pledge.
The National Council of Young
Orange County Independent Taskforce on anti-Semitism
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Children of the Jewish Holocaust Survivors
EMET - Endowment for Middle East Truth
American Freedom Alliance-AFA
Americans for a Safe Israel- AFSI