UJA-Federation President Alisa Doctoroff has been outed as supporter of the jihad against Israel.
Last week, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf noted that America would not win the war on terror without finding jobs for the Islamic jihadists who make up ISIS. As she said, “We cannot win the War on Terror, nor can we win the war on ISIS by killing them. We need to find them jobs. We need to get to the root cause of terrorism, and that is poverty and lack of opportunity in the terrorist community.”
Yeah, sure – if only Wall Street had a position for the Brooklyn Islamic State wannabe who was apparently, according to the NY Post, “a lettuce-chopping ‘loner’ at a Brooklyn gyro shop.”
Maybe Muslims without jobs in this country should call Dan Doctoroff, Alissa Doctoroff’s husband on Wall Street.
For when Alisa Doctoroff is not devoting time and money to the New Israel Fund, she is focusing upon the “Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality & Shared Society” of the Jewish Federation, which claims that “…the inequalities between Arabs and Jews in Israel are staggering, with Arab Israelis experiencing significantly higher rates of poverty and unemployment than their Jewish neighbors.”
This UJA-Federation project Doctoroff is co-chair of claims that “in the face of longstanding inequality, many Israeli Arabs have lost faith in the ability and willingness of the government to address their needs, and even in the possibility of coexistence. Recent research has shown that there is great potential in the Arab sector that is waiting to be tapped and given the opportunity to thrive. The potential benefits of a more effective economic integration of the Arab community are immense and will one day ultimately lead to a secure and just society in Israel. This is a time of great urgency and opportunity for the future of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, and the North American Jewish community can play a critical role in addressing the challenges that lay ahead.”
As this special project of Doctoroff notes, the mission of the organization is to “build mutual respect and understanding” between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel; Increase opportunities for Israel’s Arab citizens to share equally in the social, educational, and economic life of the country; and Promote structural and institutional reforms that support the vision of Israel as a shared society that benefits all of its citizens.”
Note: There is no mention of Israel remaining a Jewish state – in line with the goals and vision of the New Israel Fund, which seeks to create a new Middle East. Of course, as we know, Doctoroff has gushed about Palestinian so-called “non-violent activism.” The values she has are extreme left-wing positions that are out of line with the needs and desires of even liberal American Jewry. In Israel, the Labor Party would not even campaign on such a platform.
The reality is that life for Muslims in Israel is safer and better than nearly any other country in the Middle East. As PM Netanyahu noted in a 2011 speech to Congress, “Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens enjoy real democratic rights. I want you to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs, less than one-half of one-percent are truly free, and they’re all citizens of Israel!”
For many years Alisa Doctoroff – a Jew who funds BDS – has believed that getting Muslims jobs is the answer. As this 2009 JTA article said, “Alisa Doctoroff of the Doctoroff Family Foundation said she was inspired by the progress being made by those involved with the initiatives the fund is helping support. ‘You see people who have been energized, been utilized, that their value is being fulfilled,’ she said. ‘They are participating in making Israel a better place, whether they are Arab or Jewish. Their examples show us there are things that one can do.'”
Then there is the left-wing Jewish Daily Forward, which recently named Michael Sarid the chief development officer at the Forward Association, the parent company of the Jewish Daily Forward. Sarid has posted on Facebook urging Israeli Muslims, including Bedouins, to apply for permits to fight to build all over Israel, saying “I support NIF, so that organizations like ACRI can bring lawsuits to enforce civil rights.” Civil rights for Muslims – as Jews are being killed daily.
Birthright Israel will no longer work with New Israel Fund, as they are anti-Israel.
All Jewish organizations, including The Forward, UJA-Federation and Jewish Communal Fund must do the same. The New Israel Fund and Alisa Doctoroff are out of touch with reality.
After weeks of her BDS-support being exposed, Ms. Doctoroff has not responded to countless emails, calls or requests for comment from UJA-Federation donors. We understand there are forces in the UJA calling for her resignation due to her support for the New Israel Fund.
Those who support the New Israel Fund must be removed from all aspects of Jewish life. They do not represent Jewish interests. Period.
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