New Israel Fund Hoodwinks Jewish Agency to Sponsor a Bash Israel Event at JCC in Manhattan
New York – According to the New Israel Fund website, a June 29th event at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, “Love, Hate and the Jewish State 4.0: Airing the Dirty Laundry?,” is sponsored not only by the New Israel Fund and the George Soros-funded organization J Street, but also Makom, the Jewish Agency for Israel. However, according to Rami Wernik, the North American Director of Makom, the organization is not sponsoring the event which, as its title suggests, carries a bash Israel agenda.
“The Jewish Agency was hoodwinked,” according to Richard Allen, founder of JCCWatch.org. “This is another instance of a radical group using the cloak of mainstream Jewish organizations to stage an anti-Israel event. Once again the JCC in Manhattan has been caught hosting, linking, and partnering with groups that call for or fund efforts to boycott, divest, and invoke sanctions against the Jewish State of Israel.”
Wernik was unable to confirm or deny whether the Jewish agency funded the event.
JCCWatch.org condemns the JCC in Manhattan for hosting the anti-Israel “Love, Hate and the Jewish State 4.0” on its facilities, and once again calls on the organization’s board of directors to establish firm and serious guidelines to prevent the JCC in Manhattan from becoming a hotbed of anti-Israel activities.
JCCWatch.org is a volunteer organization that earlier this year exposed that the JCC in Manhattan was actively hosting, partnering with, and linking to groups that work with organizations that advocate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is an organized campaign that was launched in 2005 by non-governmental organizations seeking to demonize, delegitimize, and ultimately destroy Israel by the spread of misinformation, by incitement, and by promoting every conceivable boycott imaginable: cultural, economic, union, religious, political, sports, academic, et al.