Temple Israel of Boston Hosting Anti-Israel Event


Sickening people masquerading as a synagogue. Temple Israel of Boston is hosting an event this week which features people who support a boycott of Israel, people who oppose the Jewish State – why would a synagogue let them speak?

On April 23, their guest speakers are Daniel Sokatch, New Israel Fund CEO, & Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street President: What Now? in a discussion moderated by Rebecca Polivy, Director of Programming at Encounter.  All three of them are Anti-Israel activists.

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Benny Yanay of an Israeli military organization called Consensus, representing some 3,000 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated, “The New Israel Fund acts against Israel — against the soldiers of our country. It is supported by foreign governments and organizations so that Israeli soldiers will be weakened.” Knesset Deputy Speaker Yoni Chetboun added that the NIF was bent on “erasing the Jewish identity from the Jewish State.” One can go on and on about how the NIF is Anti-Israel.

The “moderator” from Encounter is an organization which is also Anti-Israel – according to UK Media Watch during a recent trip to Israel:

  • The Jewish participants spent the entire time listening to Palestinian views. There was never an opportunity by Jewish participants to even briefly explain the Jewish/Israeli narrative. Indeed, such ‘counter narratives’ were explicitly forbidden by the program organizers.
  • Not one Palestinian, when discussing their long-term vision for the region, advocated a two-state solution, nor expressed any empathy for Jewish aspirations.
  • Several presenters (such as ‘Comment is Free’ contributor Sam Bahour) quite explicitly advocated a one-state solution.
  • One Palestinian presenter, named Shirin, told us that, in the absence of a one-state solution, there is going to be a bloodbath. In response to this, most participants clapped. 
  • The resentment towards us (Jews/Israelis) was really intense. They clearly hate Zionism, and Zionists, with a passion.

To put this “peaceful” encounter, organized by Americans who fancy themselves progressive, in some perspective, note that one of the featured speakers was ‘Comment is Free’ contributor, Sam Bahour Bahour is affiliated with ‘Al Shabaka’ (a group which opposes all Palestinian Authority negotiations with Israel), has signed the Stuttgart declaration calling for a one-state solution (a resolution signed by activists representing both Islamism and the radical left), and, in a previous CiF piece, sanitized the death and carnage of the 2nd intifada as a mere “civil uprising” which the Arab world would be wise to emulate.

Does it really need to be asked how anyone claiming the mantle of peace can legitimize the call for the end of the Jewish state? At the end of the day, what programs like ‘Encounter’ truly represent are efforts to tell morally vulnerable U.S. Jews that their spiritual salvation, their moral redemption for the original sin of the Jewish state’s creation, lie in Israel’s complete capitulation.”

 Beinart’s entire existence is dedicated to harming Israel every single day.

Birthright boycotts New Israel Fund, the government of Israel says they are “Anti-Zionist” – Those who care about Israel should urge Temple Israel of Boston to immediately cancel this extremist event.

Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf says shun New Israel Fund as they stand with terrorists – and the Jews of Temple Israel run to them. Shame on them.


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