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Israel and West Germany (1981)
RCA Calls Upon West Germany To Repudiate Any Intention of Dealing With the PLO
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Jun 1, 1981 -- The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled,

SADLY NOTES that Mr. Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany, has recently made overtures to the terrorist P.L.O. and called for the creation of a “Palestinian” State;

AND in the same interview, spoke of the moral responsibility of Germany to the Palestinians (without mentioning any moral responsibility to Israel or o the Jewish people), in a tenor calculated to erase the memories of the Holocaust;

RECALLS that tragic period of history when Germany’s relations with Palestinians were represented in the bonds of friendship between Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin el-Husseini, the infamous Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, spiritual forebear of Yassir Arafat, (may the names of the wicked be blotted from memory!)

ASSERTS that the State of Israel was and is the refuge of the great majority of survivors of the Holocaust which was begun in Germany;

NOTES that West Germany security officials have confirmed links between German terrorists of the left and the right, with the PLO;

NOW THEREFORE CALLS on the government of the German Federal Republic to repudiate these statements by Mr. Schmidt and to repudiate any intention of dealing with the PLO which fosters international terrorism; and to reaffirm its moral responsibility to Israel and to the Jewish People;

AT THE SAME TIME, we call upon the West German Government and other countries of the European Economic Community to abandon their “European Initiative” vis-à-vis the Middle East, and instead to offer their support to the Camp David peace process.

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