OU Purim Advocacy Campaign Has Thousands Urging Biden to Support Israel


    NEW YORK (VINnews) -An advocacy effort launched by the Orthodox Union over Purim generated a significant response, with more than 8,000 people sending messages urging President Joe Biden to support Israel in its ongoing war against Hamas.

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    The OU kicked off its campaign on March 20th, taking advantage of the fact that people will be gathered in shuls together on Purim, and unlike on Shabbos and holidays, will likely have their cell phones on them. An email sent jointly by OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer and OU Advocacy Center Executive Director Nathan Diament asked Jewish community members to print out a PDF file containing a QR code that would give people the ability to send a pre-drafted email to the White House with minimal effort on their part, and to bring that file to shul with them on Purim.

    The email noted that Biden has been shifting away from his previous strong support for Israel. The attached letter to the president asked him to remain a staunch ally and to allow Israel to continue its efforts to defeat Hamas which is intent on the destruction of the Jewish state.

    Within 24 hours of its sending, the email had generated 3,300 responses sent to the White House. By the time Purim had ended that number had jumped to 8,300.

    A Purim post on X by the OU Advocacy Center featured a gif promoting the campaign that had a spinning dial showing the one letter difference between the names “Hamas” and “Haman” and read, “Purim reminds us of the power of our shared voices in bringing change. It is critical Biden receive multiple messages urging him to support Israel. Happy Purim from the OUA. May we witness a true Nahafachou, with the end of Hamas and all hostages home.”

    Click here to send a letter to the White House asking President Biden to support Israel.

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    29 days ago

    That went no where. Today Biden administration supported a demand for ceasefire with Hamas. A ceasefire that asks nothing of terrorists, just demands on Israel.

    27 days ago

    This is good but regardless, if Trump doesn’t win, come November, you can kiss this country GOODBYE !