The City Council of Sacramento, California, is scheduled to vote on adopting Ashkelon, Israel as a Sister City on August 14th.
Two years ago, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to adopt its ninth Sister City: Bethlehem, Palestine. At the time the resolution was passed the Council also unanimously agreed to adopt a Sister City in Israel sometime in the future. Area leaders have nominated Ashkelon, just north of the Gaza strip, for this honor.
Ashkelon was a wise choice. As a city under constant missile attack from Islamic terrorists in Gaza, Ashkelon symbolizes the challenges currently facing the Jewish state and the pressing need for America to stand with our embattled ally. As the home of the largest regional hospital -- which helps both Israelis injured by Gaza's terrorists and Palestinians from Gaza -- this city symbolizes the heart of the Israeli people who are constantly searching for peace and coexistence
Members of the Sacramento City Council are now being inundated with e-mails from across the country asking them to vote against recognizing Ashkelon as a Sister City. This effort appears to be a disturbing new front in the effort to delegitimize Israel in America. If Israel's enemies succeed in Sacramento, they will no doubt be emboldened to oppose other such resolutions across the country.
We need to stop this new anti-Israel campaign in its tracks. We need to send a strong message right now that we stand with Israel and that we believe that Sacramento and every other city in America should be proud to do so!
Please click here now to tell the Sacramento City Council that as an American you want to see California's state capital stand with Israel.
Please act now to ensure that we deny Israel's opponents a victory in their ongoing efforts to delegitmize the Jewish state.
Blessings to you and those you love.
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