Israel Public Relations & Netanyahu Open Letter
n Cute shtick of an article – How can Netanyahu get a meeting with Obama –http://www.newsday.com/
n Kudos to Hasbara Fellowships for raising awareness about Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York. More information on the organization is available at: http://www.hasbarafellowships.
n A special prayer poem courtesy of the translation by Ze’ev Jabotinsky of Verlaine’s “Autumn,” which begins with: “When a sighing begins In the violins Of the autumn-song, My heart is drowned In the slow sound Languorous and long”
n As Jews worldwide commemorated Yom Kippur, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu took off to the U.N. as the holy day ended – and before leaving Netanyahu released a letter to the citizens of Israel (which follows):
“Dear Israeli citizens,”
“I am taking off tonight to New York, to represent the State of Israel on the UN podium. On the question of Iran, we are all united in the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”
“On the day that we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life, the podium was given to the dictatorial regime in Iran that takes every opportunity to sentence us to death.”
“On the eve of Yom Kippur, a day that the Jewish people holds sacred, the Iranian dictator chose to call for our disappearance in public, with the entire world watching. This is a black day for those who chose to remain in the hall and hear these hateful words. In my speech before the representatives of nations at the UN General Assembly, they will hear our response.
“As the prime minister of Israel, the state of the Jewish people, I am acting in every possible way so that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons. History proves that whoever wanted to erase us from the map – failed in his mission, while the Jewish nation overcame all obstacles.
“We’ve created a marvelous state, one of the most advanced in the world. Israel is a modern, strong state due to the strength and talent of its citizens and thanks to our belief in the justness of our path. I wish you a gmar chatima tova.”
About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn