Deafening Silence as @UJAfedNY President Doctoroff and JCRC Donate/Endorse BDS


Jews in key leadership positions in American Jewish institutions are funding and supporting the most vicious Jew-hatred campaigns; BDS (Boycott, Divest Sanction — 21st century Kristallnacht) is one of them.

21st century kapos, but worse. These silver spoon dilettantes don’t have a gun to their heads; it’s voluntary, and they mean to take us all down.

They’ll talk about plurality and diversity of thought, but they don’t welcome me or Caroline Glick or any other fiercely proud Jews. They leftists aligned with the jihad force. Glick wrote back in April 2014:

More and more, every day we see American Jews embracing intellectual bondage. We see American Jewish leaders embracing the intolerant, who seek to constrain freedom, and shunning those who fight for freedom and the rights of Jews and other threatened peoples and groups.
To a large degree, this rejection of the lessons of the Exodus among the American Jewish community reflects the growing intolerance and tyranny of the political Left, to which most American Jews pledge their allegiance.
With increasing frequency, leftist groups and leaders in the US are openly acting to deny freedom of expression to their political and ideological foes, and to destroy the lives of people who oppose their dogma.


Sadly, many parts of the organized American Jewish community have embraced leftist tyranny and discrimination.
In 2008, the New York UJA-Federation teamed up with the Jewish Council on Public Affairs and forced the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations to disinvite then-US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin from addressing a rally opposing then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he addressed the UN General Assembly.

To ensure that Palin would be denied the right to speak, the New York UJA-Federation and the JCPA threatened that her appearance would jeopardize the tax exempt status of the Conference of Presidents and other major Jewish organizations.
It may very well be that this threat was the first instance of leftists threatening prejudicial IRS investigations against their political foes as a means of ensuring obedience to their agenda.

The Palin affair was a rarity in the community. This isn’t because voices of staunch Zionists are usually accepted. Rather it is because such voices are ignored and shunned as a general practice by the major American Jewish organizations, in New York and elsewhere.
Palin’s invitation was an oversight.
While fervent Zionists are silenced, post-Zionists and anti-Zionists are legitimized and staunchly defended.
Six years after Palin was brutally disinvited, in the name of cultivating a “wide tent,” the same New York UJA-Federation and JCPA invited anti-Israel organizations that support the boycott of Jewish Israeli businesses to take part in the annual pro-Israel parade.
Three such organizations, Partners for a Progressive Israel, the New Israel Fund and B’Tselem all call for a boycott of Jewish businesses operating beyond the 1949 armistice lines. All three groups have played roles in mainstreaming the BDS movement.
In Israel, the public understands that boycotts are about mainstreaming hatred and bigotry just as much as they are about economic strangulation. That is why in 2011 the Knesset passed the anti-boycott law which allows all Israeli entities to sue groups calling for boycotts against them for civil damages, and bars such groups from participating in state tenders.
But in the American Jewish community, these groups are defended and legitimized.

Where are the donors? They have the  power to throw these self-loathing Jewish leaders out. Those who stand with BDS – like UJA’s President and the JCRC – must be shamed.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 12.09.24 AM


Jews who sympathize with Israel’s enemies represent a tiny portion of world Jewry – but they an oversized prominence in the media, and in the Jewish establishment. As Kenneth Levin, a Harvard psychiatrist, says this Jewish self-hatred is in part a result of Stockholm syndrome, where “population segments under chronic siege commonly embrace the indictments of their besiegers however bigoted and outrageous.”

The deafening silence of two of the largest American Jewish organizations about the fact that their organizational leaders financially support BDS has been met with silence.  No outrage – just silence.

The President of the UJA-Federation – the largest Jewish organization in the world – donates major money personally to an organization that boycotts Israel, The New Israel Fund (NIF).  Alisa Doctoroff, President of the UJA Federation of New York, has donated at least 5 figures to the organization 3 years in a row.  The JCRC will allow that same organization which endorses BDS to march in the Israel Day Parade, and the JCRC partners (in Boston) with this group of bigots.

The New Israel Fund supports BDS, as seen on their website: “NIF will thus not exclude support for organizations that discourage the purchase of goods or use of services from settlements.”  New Israel Fund endorses BDS – what more needs to be said about how despicable they are?

More on The New Israel Fund: They recently went to Israel’s Supreme Court to advocate for terrorists and their families who killed Jews in Jerusalem while praying, a lawyer funded largely by New Israel Fund this month testified for the PLO in a New York court case.  There’s so much they do – as the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Yoni Chetboun said, “The main goal of the NIF is to undermine the Israeli Army, by knowingly financing left-wing Israeli groups that try to get young Israeli soldiers prosecuted for war crimes.”

Plain and simple this organization harms Israel.

At the 2014 AIPAC conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised actress Scarlett Johansson for her decision to continue representing Israeli carbonated beverage company SodaStream, which is located across the Green line.

As Netanyahu said: “Everyone should know what the letters B-D-S really stand for: bigotry, dishonesty, and shame. And those who oppose BDS, like Scarlett Johansson, they should be applauded.”

Those who stand with BDS – like UJA’s President and the JCRC – must be shamed.

Harvard professor Ruth Wisse says, “the rapid demoralization of Jews in the face of anti-Zionism… shows the depth of the influence of the past, for many have yet to achieve the simple self-respect that has been eluding the Jews collectively since the dawn of modernity.”

Those who support the UJA & JCRC – until they renounce the New Israel Fund – are standing by and tacitly supporting BDS. 

Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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