by Ronn Torossian
Who is responsible for murdering the Henkin parents, Rabbi Lavi, Rabbi Benito and today's murdered Jews? Just ask NIF.
Leave it to the extremist American Jewish organization, The New Israel Fund (NIF) to issue a statement in response to terror attacks, which essentially blames Jewish Israelis for the attacks Israel is facing.
Witness a statement issued tonight from NIF which reads: “We are witnessing a grave escalation of violence in Israel and in the occupied territories, starting with individual attacks and now progressing to acts of revenge and confrontation.”
“Let us not bury our heads in the sand. When Palestinians have no hope for an end to forty-eight years of occupation, the waves of individual and collective violence will most likely continue. Therefore, despite the pain of the past few weeks, the Israeli government’s most urgent task is to work towards promoting a diplomatic solution of the core issues of the conflict. Neither repression of protest nor boycotts of Israel’s Arab minority nor collective punishment will result in greater peace and safety. Expanding the building of settlements in the occupied territories cannot be the answer to violence, and indeed will only spur more terrorist activity.”
The people to blame for violence against the State of Israel is Palestinian Arab terrorists. To claim that this is “revenge” or that the government’s most urgent task is a “diplomatic solution” is completely out of the mainstream Israeli consensus. The government’s most urgent task is protecting Israelis – and allowing Jews to live in the Jewish State.
These attacks have taken place in recent days in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and all parts of the nation. The New Israel Fund openly boycotts Israel, defends the families of terrorists in court, and works against the Israel Defense Forces nationwide. To now blame Israel for the attacks is consistent with the record of this horrific organization.
Tonight’s press release is a continuation of what Amiram Goldblum, a member of the board of the International council of The New Israel Fund declared on Facebook as a response to the murder of Eitam and Na’ama Heinkin:
“Would someone brave propose a law that forbids raising children in settlements? All settlements are acts of terror, all adult settlers are soldiers of this terrorism, and the heart aches because children are being raised into this world of terrorism, with intent and bloodlust.
…Jewish religion destroys us all – just like it helped Hitler to destroy the Jews of Europe.”
Saying that violence will continue as the Arabs have no other choice, and that the “…Jewish religion destroys us all – just like it helped Hitler to destroy the Jews of Europe..” is tantamount to supporting terror. These actions are a continuation of the criticism of Noah Pollak, who recently wrote that “…the New Israel Fund, are the major enemy, not only of Israel but of the free world and human rights.” It cannot be any clearer.
American Jews donate $30 Million annually to the New Israel Fund – and that must end. Standing with the New Israel Fund is blaming Israel for terror attacks upon her. This shameful organization must be ostracized by the American Jewish community.
We continue to call upon all donors to NIF – including Alisa Doctoroff, The Jewish Communal Fund, The Leichtag Foundation, The Lopatin Family Foundation – and all others to immediately stop funding this organization.
Authors: George Birnbaum is an international political consultant, who formerly served as chief of staff for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hank Sheinkopf, CEO of Sheinkopf Communications is a leading political strategist who has worked on campaigns in four continents. His clients have included former President Bill Clinton. Ronn Torossian is CEO of a top 20 US PR Agency, and author of “For Immediate Release.”
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