The below is a fundraising email from AFFI. A similar fundraising appeal appeared in the July 2011 the Messianic Jewish News
Subject: Pro-Israel Rally Event at UN September 20 and 21
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:17:30 -0400
Israel is facing a "DIPLOMATIC TSUNAMI" this coming September. Over 140 nations will descend upon New York City to vote on the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State in the General Assembly of the UN.
On September 21st, 2011, the "United Nations Durban III World Conference against Racism" will be convened at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. UNHRC will use this opening day of the UN General Assembly session, as NYC is filled with diplomats and Heads of State, to condemn Israel as a racist, apartheid state; and attempt to de-legitimize its very existence.
Nothing could have prepared us for the turn of events that would lead us to where we are today. In the past few months alone, we have seen the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan; a formal partnership being formed between The Hamas and Fatah; the opening of the Egyptian-Gaza border crossing; UN member states pushing for the establishment of an independent Palestinian State with a divided Jerusalem as its capital; and waves of massive protests and unrest sweeping across the middle east from Tripoli to Damascus. Israel is now facing what is being called by Israel's Defense Minister, "a diplomatic tsunami [that will hit] Israel this fall," the likes of which have not been seen since Israel’s independence 63 years ago.
These dark times for Israel create a very unique opportunity for organizations such as The Alliance For The Future Of Israel/AFFI to partner with other like-minded individuals like yourselves to become a beacon of light in a sea of darkness! Collectively we can STAND UP and LET OUR VOICES be heard! In an unprecedented move, the Government of Israel has called on a coalition of organizations to facilitate this special event. Spearheaded by Israel's Minister For Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein, the coalition includes: The New York City Board of Rabbis; The Jewish Agency; The World Zionist Organization; Eagles Wings; the European Coalition for Israel; and The Alliance For The Future Of Israel/AFFI. Each of the coalition's organizations have been asked to mobilize our partners to STAND UP in opposition to Durban III. Our message to the UNHRC is simple: "Stop obsessively condemning the only viable democracy in the Middle East! Do your job by tackling the real human rights abuses in the Middle East and around the world."
We need your help! Each of you know my heart and life passion for Israel and Her Eternal Covenant Children. Now is the time for us to STAND FOR HER. We cannot be silent! We must not sit down! We cannot fail! Facing G-d at the end of our lives and having to answer "I did nothing to help your Land and Children" is not an option I wish to consider!
Between now and September, AFFI has been asked to raise $50,000 in donations for this project from the United States and around the world. The Israeli Government will send a personal letter of thanks for all donations of $1,000 or more. For donations of $10,000 or more, the Israeli Government will send a personal letter of thanks, along with a "Best Friend of Israel" Commemorative Certificate.
AFFI has developed a "Grass Roots" Development Plan to raise funds for this series of events. As such, I am asking you to contribute $1000 toward this goal. The monies can be either a personal gift or a series of gifts that make up the $1000. Building "ownership" of the project by having multiple contributors will greatly expand our awareness and support base!
We are calling on you and all friends of the nation of Israel to invest in this historical event, and help meet our $50,000 goal.
There are several ways you can make your contribution:
1) Directly to AFFI, please make your check payable to AFFI; earmarked as: DURBAN III NYC and mail to:
The Alliance For The Future Of Israel
Susan Board Lhota
838 Cambridge Court
Worthington, Ohio 43085
AFFI is a IRS registered 501.C3; and is fully accredited.
Your investment today will help cover:
Here is a LINK for the YouTube that has been crafted for these September Events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRLZcao-tQE&feature=youtu.be
Above all else, PRAY FOR ISRAEL! This is Her Hour of Need! We who love Her are the "Watchmen on the Walls of Jerusalem!" Let our voices be loud and clear!
Blessings and Shalom!
Susan Board Lhota
Executive Director/The Alliance For The Future Of Israel/AFFI