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February 23, 2015 11:25 pm

UJA and JCRC Leaders Are Supporting Anti-Israel Activities

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Marchers in the Celebrate Israel parade. Photo: Celebrate Israel.

In recent days, I have written extensively urging the JCRC and UJA to ban the radical left-wing organization New Israel Fund (NIF) from marching at the annual Israel Day Parade.

The reason that NIF is allowed to participate in the parade is clear – JCRC and UJA have two leaders who are major supporters of the NIF’s radical agenda.

Alisa Robbins Doctoroff, President of the UJA-Federation of New York, is one of the most high-profile Jewish leaders in the United States. She is also a radical left-winger, who supports agendas that are well outside of the consensus of 99% of the Jewish community. Doctoroff is a donor to NIF. From funding anti-Israel reports at the United Nations to its recent advocacy for terrorists and their families who killed Jews in Jerusalem while praying, NIF is an organization about which 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.”

The New Israel Fund supports BDS, as one can see on their website, where they note: “NIF will thus not exclude support for organizations that discourage the purchase of goods or use of services from settlements.”

As for as Doctoroff, a recent profile said of a recent trip to Israel: “One of the most impactful expe­ri­ences on her Encounter trip was her home-stay with a Palestinian family.”

She and the family’s son talked late into the night, poring over maps and talking about non-violent activism, according to the profile. This “non-violent” Palestinian activism likely involves activities that are against the laws of Israel – and endanger soldiers in Israel.

Doctoroff – the wife of the former Deputy Mayor of New York – continues:

Seeing the common humanity speaks loudly to what needs to be done… Putting food on the table, taking kids to piano lessons, and providing for a better life are hard to do there—these are things that Palestinians in the West Bank struggle with daily and we take for granted.

The Encounters program, in which she is a partner, has an upcoming trip to Eastern Jerusalem planned – which will visit not one Jewish resident of the area, an agenda consistent with previous trips of the group, which have been described as legitimizing a one-state solution. As a participant of a trip noted: “…Jewish participants spent the entire time listening to Palestinian views… not one Palestinian, when discussing their long-term vision for the region, advocated a two-state solution, nor expressed any empathy for Jewish aspirations.” Further, one Palestinian presenter said “in the absence of a one-state solution, there is going to be a bloodbath. In response to this, most participants clapped.”

Doctoroff’s extremist involvement continues via her board member position of “The Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab equality & Shared Society” – an organization that details the need for “job placement and integration of Arab teachers into Jewish schools.” There are surely many issues for Israeli and American Jews to tackle, but the President of the largest Jewish organization in North America should have more important concerns than placing Arab teachers in Jewish schools. Tellingly, she has not been an advocate for landing roles for Jewish teachers in Arab schools to end the rampant anti-Israel sentiment amongst Israeli Arabs, or eliminating the books and courses that teach anti-Semitism to Palestinian children.

The other key player ensuring NIF participates in the parade is JCRC leader Karen R. Adler, who is also a donor to New Israel Fund. While she served as President of the Jewish Communal Fund, she also signed an open letter to New York’s Mayor saying that “the needs and concerns of many of your constituents-U.S. Jews like us among them-are not aligned with those of AIPAC, and that no, your job is not to do AIPAC’s bidding when they call you to do so. AIPAC speaks for Israel’s hard-line government and its right-wing supporters, and for them alone; it does not speak for us.”

Adler is also a board member of the Israel Policy Forum, a radical organization, that “…helped convince President Obama to adopt its Middle East Roadmap, basically the Saudi Initiative (Israel’s return to the 1949 Armistice lines, evacuation of all settlements, and the incorporation of Arab refugees and their descendents into Israel – in return for “normal relations).”  While time has passed and the road-map is behind us, Adler is co-opting an organization that represents Jewish interests across a broad spectrum with her personal viewpoints.

These viewpoints are well outside of the mainstream viewpoints of American Jewry. Thankfully, these radical ideas have been rejected en masse by American Jewry.

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.”

Lenin said that people who work against their people’s own best interests in support of their enemies are “useful idiots.” There is no spin that the UJA-Federation and JCRC can provide for the fact that their leaders financially support these organizations that harm Israel. And they must be fired.

If the UJA-Federation and JCRC think Scarlett Johansson was right, if they support the Israel Defense Forces, and if they care about Israel’s security, they must reject the New Israel Fund, Alisa Doctoroff and Karen R. Adler.

Ronn Torossian is a Public Relations executive and author of “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.” He is a proud Jew who supports numerous charities.

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  • They have replaced their Jewish values with leftist values thinking that they are Jewish values, which allows them to help destroy Israel.

  • Larry A. Singleton

    Is it too much trouble to have a decent print function?

  • Larry A. Singleton

    Martin Kramer:
    Gaza is a place with no Israeli settlements, from which Israel has totally withdrawn to the 1967 lines, and which nonetheless has become a Hamas terror state. That’s what happens in conditions of Gazafication. So when people say that in a two-state solution, Palestinians would have a “right of return” to the West Bank and not Israel, I do not find that particularly reassuring either. Any influx of Palestinians across the Jordan poses a problem for Israel, and it is naive to dismiss it. I would like to hear how, in a two-state scenario, Gazafication of the West Bank can be prevented. I haven’t heard it yet.

    Neither have I.

    Read The Haj by Leon Uris. And ask these questions:

    What year did the nation of Palestine come into existance?
    What were its national borders and what year did it cease to exist?
    What currency did the nation of Palestine use and why is there no history of it?
    Name one leader to the “nation of Palestine” prior to Yasser Arafat.

    The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline B. Glick. READ THIS BOOK!!!

    The Haj by Leon Uris (A Primer on the “right to return” scam)
    Lessons from ‘The Haj’ A book review by Joseph Puder


    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel (These three books should be sold as a gift set.)

    The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz

    Amb. Prosor addresses UNGA debate on the Question of Palestine (You Tube)–Os_apR0

    BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel (You Tube)

  • Thomas Aj

    I reviewed Jewish Communal Fund tax returns, and yes New Israel Fund is given a lot of money. But remember Jewish communal fund is an umbrella group.

  • Mrs. Alisa Doctoroff is married to Mr. Daniel Doctoroff, CEO at Bloomberg L.P.. This information is available from Wikipedia.

  • z

    I would advise ALL Jews and ALL people everywhere to stop ALL funding to ALL so-called “advocacy” groups. ALL of these groups are fronts for the Vatican/CIA gov mafia, and that’s really where their source of funding and direction comes from. It’s all elaborate theater, and you’ll all be better off keeping your money. DO NOT rely on any government or group to represent your interests. They are ALL false fronts for other interests and hidden agendas. The way to voice your dissatisfaction is to vote with your feet. Don’t participate. Let their institutions decay into irrelevance and nonexistence.

  • Tony A has all the answers.

    • I was surprised to learn in this website that Mrs. Doctoroff is not just one of these pathological self hating Jews. She has also relatives in Israel and relations with Judaism.

      Therefore I understand that this person a true quisling, a traitor, a mosseret. She is actively acting against Israel, its government, our IDF and the Jewish people. This is shameful and she must be outlawed.

      I recommend the book from Edwin Black, It contains a lot of information, namely the obscure financing of the NIF with Arab and Christian funds.

  • Since some years I am fighting the NIF and its AgitProp arm, the organization “Shatil”, namely in Switzerland. As for Israel I have in meantime certain evidence, that Shatil is undemocratic NGO and an unfair employer.

    To the board of the NIF in Switzerland I mailed brochures from my friends at Im Tirtzu. None of them replied but I know that they tried to charge me for libel. Board members of NIF Switzerland are lawyers and other important persons from the Swiss and Jewish “upper class”. I believe that none of them has personal contacts with Israel or any other interest in Israel or with Judaism. But they oppose Israel politically and support the BDS-Movement. They are self hating Jews. My actions against them are noted in my website rememberamalek.blogspot in German and in English.

    For more information about the NIF please revert to and .
    One last word, from Caroline Glick:

    Zionism is the Jewish national liberation movement, and Israel is the national home of the Jewish people. To be an anti-Zionist is to reject the right of the Jewish people to freedom. To be anti-Israel is to be anti-Jewish. And a Jewish group cannot support an anti-Jewish group without losing its meaning, and betraying the Jewish people. Caroline Glick,

  • Barry

    There are some extremely wealthy Jews giving sizeable donations to a variety of groups hostile to Israel. In Canada where I live, this is also true. Some of the biggest names in the community are donating money to anti-Israel groups.

    I would like to see these people exposed, their names brought forth so everyone can see the duplicity they are involved in.

    Montreal has this problem, Toronto to a lesser degree I believe.

    I won’t be the one to do it but I hope someone does. Big famous names, with grand reputations are undermining Israel at a time when it can be least afforded. It goes beyond Doctorof and Adler.

    • Tony A

      Barry: Your wishes have been answered by Pamela Geller. She has outed some of the rats.

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  • judorebbe

    Google the term “Judenrat”.

  • Meir Levy

    New Israel Fund is an organization of traitors. Doctoroff must go home. She can join New Israel but she must

  • Rachel Hacohen

    New Israel Fund is traitors. ISrael hating Jews. Say it aint so Alissa Doctoroff

  • Meir Levy

    Doctoroff must go.
    If the UJA-Federation and JCRC think Scarlett Johansson was right, if they support the Israel Defense Forces, and if they care about Israel’s security, they must reject the New Israel Fund, Alisa Doctoroff and Karen R. Adler.

  • Yossi A

    Alisa Doctoroff must respond to these charges if they are untrue. If Doctoroff is a donor to New Israel Fund she cannot stay employed by UJA. Period. How can UJA allow someone who is linked to BDS to be their President.

  • Doctoroff and Adler care as much about the Jewish people as Gertrude Stein did.