We have commenced this conference because we realize that our civilization
has reached a turning point. While its basic security and fundamental
humanistic values are challenged by a new form of totalitarianism
called Radical Islam, our resolve to fight it is simultaneously
undermined by the false philosophy of Moral Relativism.
We hold the struggle against totalitarianism, previously manifested
by Communism and Fascism, to be the contemporary history's greatest
test and challenge. Radical Islam is the third such attempt in 100
years to strangle the Free World-a very lethal attempt whose perpetrators
cynically exploit the very openness of the democratic society that
they seek to destroy.
Our opponents have hijacked issues like human rights and national
self-determination and use them to falsely mask the ideology of
Jihad. Existing international organizations provide virtually no
effective moral compass. We must find a new basis for uniting the
nations and use it to develop an effective moral, military and political
strategy for defending our civilization.
We believe that the principles of this Declaration will help define
this strategy and serve as a cornerstone upon which all the forces
resisting totalitarianism and moral corrosion can unite.
I. COUNCIL OF CIVILIZATIONS
The United Nations Organization has betrayed its democratic principles,
turning into a tribalized confederation hijacked by Third World
dictatorships, eager to aid and abet radical Islam in any way possible.
While the West is the founder and the financial sponsor of the UN,
this agency in its present form cannot guarantee the survival of
The radical disparity in the political maturity of member countries
has resulted in the abuse of democratic rule by simple majority.
Since the Jihad impulse of radical Islam inevitably leads to a clash
of civilizations, it is the principal civilizations (Europe, United
States, Latin America, etc.) that should be represented in a new
kind of Council, with each grouping given one vote. This will facilitate
common policies against radical Islam, which will not enjoy a majority
as it musters automatically in other global forums.
The principal duty of this new Council will be to reach an agreement
on common moral values and adhere to them in promoting brotherly
co-existence of different nations on earth. It will support international
laws, foster security and advocate equitable economic and environmental
The emergence of the Civilizations Council will not render the
UN obsolete; the latter can still perform a number of useful functions,
including humanitarian tasks, though power should not be used to
prop up totalitarian regimes whose very existence contradicts the
UN charter and the laws of humanity.
II. ISRAEL AS THE KEY TO THE HARMONY OF
Billions of people believe that Jerusalem's spiritual and historical
importance endows it with a special authority to become a center
of world's unity.
Israel's unique geographic and historic position at the crossroads
of civilizations enables it to reconcile their conflicts. Israel's
unique spiritual experience enables it to find a golden mean between
the fault lines dividing civilizations: between tradition and modernity,
religion and science, authority and democracy.
We call upon all nations to choose Jerusalem, the eternal and indivisible
capital of Israel, as a center for this evolving new unity. We believe
that one of the objectives of Israel's divinely-inspired rebirth
is to make it the center of the new unity of the nations, which
will lead to an era of peace and prosperity, foretold by the Prophets.
Most Islamic countries, regrettably, have sworn to destroy Israel.
We call on the countries of the Free World to realize the following:
if the people of Israel can live in peace in their Promised Land,
peace will have a chance to reign in the whole world. If radical
Islam succeeds in destroying Israel, there will never be peace,
and Western civilization will fall to Jihad as well.
For the sake of the entire world and therein, the land of Israel
must belong to the people of Israel.
III. PLO STATE AS A THREAT TO PEACE
Supporting the creation of a PLO state in Judea and Samaria is
a historical injustice of colossal proportion.
A tiny democracy is urged to concede the only thing it lacks -
territory - to totalitarian regimes in exchange for the promises
of the only thing they cannot provide - peace.
In pressuring to attain this suicidal arrangement, the "free
world" betrays the very principles on which it is based. Anti-Israel
and anti-Zionist attitudes, which disguise primordial anti-Semitism,
constitute one area where hypocrisy in international politics is
The genesis of a totalitarian PLO state would represent an act
of surrender to radical Islam's false rhetoric and a capitulation
The totalitarian PLO state would become a safe haven for international
terrorism, a new Taliban-esque refuge, replete with plots
to destroy both Israel and the West. Thus the future generations
of the Free World will pay in blood for their fathers' moral
We call on the government of Israel to provide moral leadership
to the world in the struggle against terror:
negotiating with terrorists and proffering mass releases of captured
the terror-sponsoring capabilities of the Palestinian Authority.
Arabs residing in Judea, Samaria and Gaza from the Jihad propaganda
machine, which has turned them into a morally depraved people who
worship murder and terror.
a viable humanistic alternative for just and secure peace instead
of creating a terrorist PLO state.
We call on all free nations to:
in order to remove from power despotic Islamic regimes and re-educate
an entire generation of Muslim children to embrace the democratic
traditions of normative Islam.
the PLO/ PA as the terrorist organization which it is.
forcing Israel to negotiate with terrorists.
Israel to establish full sovereignty throughout the land of Israel.
IY. UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN THE WAR ON
To wage a war against terror consistently and confidently, we must
underscore the following aspects:
We must reaffirm our faith in our values and the righteousness
of our cause.
Western civilization must assume the responsibility for the millions
of people who still live under despotic regimes and do their utmost
to liberate them. The regimes that refuse to fight terrorism actively
will be considered terrorist, and will risk removal through regime
All of their circle of influence -- government, clergy, media,
and the armed forces -- will be held accountable for the terror
acts committed with their support.
Terrorism should be regarded as a crime against humanity, and not
a criminal phenomenon that can be solved by political negotiations,
social benefits or economic improvement.
Finally, the ideology of Jihad must be declared a form of racism
We must reject the doctrine of "symmetrical response".
The war against terrorism must be total, with the objective being
its complete elimination.
Regimes that sponsor terror operations and allow terrorists to
hide among civilians will be held responsible for any collateral
damage stemming from military retaliation or liquidation of terrorists.
Terrorists should not be dealt with through ordinary judicial procedures.
Their cases require emergency legislation and trials by special
All nations should join the US in curbing "charities"
that serve as a facade for terrorism. Since Middle East oil profits
have become the means of sponsoring terrorism, we must seek to establish
an international trust over the regional oil reserves and using
them for the welfare and enlightenment of local people. These monies
will also be used towards dismantling the so-called "refugee"
camps, which are currently the hotbeds of terrorism, and the resettlement
of their residents. Alternative energy resources in, by and for
the democratic nations must be encouraged and developed as an urgent
We are appalled by media attempts to establish "moral equivalence"
between the blood of innocents murdered by terrorists and the casualties
among civilians used by terrorists as a protective shield. We must
draw a clear line between terrorist acts and counter-terrorist measures.
We must dismantle the slick propaganda machine of Jihad. This includes
denying publicity to terrorists and their apologists, and taking
harsh sanctions against media that persist in rationalizing terror.
We must find the way to tell the decent men and women of the Islamic
world the truth about the real state of corruption and tyranny in
Islamic countries in general and under the Palestinian Authority
in particular, encouraging them to overthrow their domineering dictatorships.
We must reject moral relativism and confront creeping "anti-Zionism"
on Western campuses.
We must actively sponsor those who suffered the persecution from
radical regimes to tour campuses and lecture students about the
real objectives of radical Islam and consequences of failure to
The front line in the war we are fighting rests in the birthplace
of Judeo-Christian civilization. The stakes are high: if Israel
and Jerusalem are fortified, they will become the center where mankind
will gather to usher in an era of peace and prosperity. But the
West's failure to save them may well spell doom for civilization
Just as in the past the Free World stood together against Fascism
and Communism, so it today must do to combat the third challenge:
radical Islam. We prevailed then, and we shall prevail now. United
around Jerusalem and armed with our eternal values, we cannot fail.
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