Alert! Boycott Israel Groups Marching in Celebrate Israel Parade
Boycott Israel Groups Marching in Celebrate Israel Parade
Groups that fund and support the boycott of Israel have been approved by the UJA-Federation to march in the Celebrate Israel Parade.
Now a growing number of groups are saying Enough!
The following groups will not be marching this year: EdmSafra. Safra Synagogue, Sephardic Academy of ManhMoise,Safrae Safra Community CentMagend Magen David of Manhattan and the organization, Stand with Us, will not be taking a float.
This is a indication of the failure of the Jewish Community Relations CoJCRCl (JCRC). A simple solution would have been to include a sentence in the Celebrate Israel Parade agreement, which every marching group signs, stating that they do not fund or support the boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israeli companies (BDS).
Why was this simple solution not enacted? Maybe because MrRuskay Ruskay, CEO of the UJA-Federation, worked with Noam Chomsky in the first anti-Israel group CONAME CONAME (Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East). This group called for an arms embargo of all military sales to the State of Israel. Think of what that means to the security of Israel.
If you believe that the UJA-Federation should not be allowed to invite groups that support BDS into our Tent….
If you believe that the UJA-Federation is no longer representing the entire Jewish community…
Join us in demanding that the UJA-Federation dismisRuskay Ruskay and explain why he received over $3,000,000 (3 Million Dollars) in compensation for 2011, as filed in their Tax Form 990. This is in addition to the retirement benefits awarded every employee at the UJA-Federation.
We call upon the UJA-Federation to divulge the names of it’s Board members who, along witRuskay Ruskay, are forcing these Boycott Israel Groups upon the Jewish community.
THESE ARE THE FACTS
These are the groups marching in the Israel Day Parade:
1) Partners for Progressive Israel prominently displays on its website, under the heading “boycott these Settlement products sold in the US, ” a list of Israeli companies that it wants Jews to boycott. These companies iAhavae Ahava cosmSodaStreamaStream and wine from nine Israeli vineyards.
2) The New Israel Fund (NIF) finances numerous Israeli NGOs (non-governmental organizations), some of which promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
Despite the New Israel Fund’s stated opposition to Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), their continued funding of these groups shows their actions are not in line with their statements.
We call on all groups, schools and participants in the Celebrate Israel Parade to voice your objections:
Call and write the leadership of the UJA-Federation of New York.
Call the UJA-Federation at 212-980-1000.
Email the UJA-Federation Leadership:
Email the Jewish Community Relations Council Board:
Rabbi Michael Miller: MillerMMJCRCNY@JCRCNY.org or call 212-983-4000
|April 21, 2014
MillerMMJCRCNY@JCRCNY.org or call 212-983-4000