American Support

Letter to The Jerusalem Post International - Week ending June 15, 1996

Sir, - The effectiveness of President Clinton's exhortations on behalf of Mr. Peres in the recent elections was undermined by many of the American Administration's own actions in recent months, such as:

  1. opposing Congressional efforts to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem;
  2. instructing Ambassador Indyk to boycott the opening of the "Jerusalem 3000" celebrations;
  3. joining with Mr. Peres in an attempt to whitewash the PLO's failure to amend its covenant, and
  4. refusing to commute the prison sentence of Jonathan Pollard.

Many Israelis no doubt appreciate President Clinton's supportive rhetoric, but actions speak louder than words.

Stanley Haar