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Rapaport Statement in Support of Israel 

October 9, 2023  |  Martin Rapaport

The Rapaport Group is with Israel. We support the right of Israel to defend itself and pray for the thousands of innocent people attacked by Hamas and for the innocent Palestinians who will suffer because of Hamas’s savage attacks.  

We call on all ethical members of the diamond and jewelry trade to boycott Iran and all other supporters of the Hamas terrorist organization.  

And so said G-d to Abraham, the father of the Jewish and Arab people: 

“I will bless those who bless you, and curse the ones who curse you;  

and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you.” 

The problem is not Jews and Arabs — we are cousins who can and should live together in peace and prosperity. When we bless each other, we both have the blessing of G-d. 

The problem is the Amalek leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Iran. As Moses said to the Jewish People (Deuteronomy 25:19): “When your G-d grants you safety from all your enemies around you, in the land that your G-d has given you as a hereditary portion, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget.” 

In the words of G-d (Exodus 17:14): “I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 

May the words of G-d be done, here and now. 

Let us destroy the Amalek leaders, and may our people — Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians — enjoy the shared blessings of our heritage.  

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