Progressive Jews and Anti-Semitism

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Progressive Jews and Anti-Semitism
Today in America, Leibler writes, Jews and Israel’s biggest supporters are Evangelicals. American Jewish leaders are betraying the trust of their community, putting their liberal agenda ahead of protecting Jews at home and Israel abroad.

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My father was a combat photographer in World War II, who filmed our frontline troops in Europe from Omaha Beach through the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge to Berlin in ruins.  He also filmed the liberation of Dachau, an experience so painful he never spoke about it to me until the last year of his life, at age ninety-eight.  He could hardly speak.  He was crying so hard his frail body was shaking, as he gasped out, “I’m sorry to be so weak.” 

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Battle of the Bulge

In my father’s his last years, many things fell away, but he always gave charity to one group, the Anti-Defamation League, the voice of conscience of American Jews fighting to purge our society of the scourge of anti-Semitism.

No more.  Now the ADL is just one more left-wing group, “a radical extension of the Democratic Party,” according to  Isi Leibler, a prominent worldwide Jewish leader writing in the Jerusalem Post.  The only anti-Semitism that it will fight is that of the tiny fringe group of white supremacists.  The greater danger of the radical left and Muslim activists gets a pass.  The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, declared anti-Semitic by the American government, is supported by Democratic politicians and so ADL won’t fight it.  ADL actively supports the Marxist anti-Semitic group Black Lives Matter, which “incorporates anti-Israel passages in its platform and campaigns against anti-boycott legislation.”

ADL’s moral collapse is even greater than Leibler had space to enumerate.  ADL won’t fight anti-Semitism, even violence against Jewish youngsters on campus, organized by Muslim Brotherhood front groups, because progressive multiculturism privileges Muslims over Jews.  And it utterly refuses to confront the Democrat party mainstreaming anti-Semitism from three out of its four main voting blocs – blacks, new Hispanics, and leftists. 

Today in America, Leibler writes, Jews and Israel’s biggest supporters are Evangelicals.  American Jewish leaders are betraying the trust of their community, putting their liberal agenda ahead of protecting Jews at home and Israel abroad.

Jewish identity has become submerged by progressivism. Indeed, left-wing Jews wishing to be regarded as “progressive” are discovering that a prerequisite to their acceptance requires a hostile attitude to Israel.

It all began with Obama, says Leibler. Before Obama, Jewish leaders were not intimidated.  Their job was to speak out in defense of Israel.  No more. 

Obama had pro-Israel congressmen spied on by our intelligence services for opposing his pro-Iran policies.  In a favorite Obama technique for suppression, pro-Israel groups were harassed and suppressed by the IRS.

Barack Obama treated Israel “as a rogue state.”  He groveled before the Iranians and treated Israeli defenders and Arab terrorists as moral equivalents.  “The response by the majority of the American Jewish establishment, who were previously never reticent about raising their voices, was a deafening silence,” writes Liebler. 

Jewish leadership caved to Obama’s bullying.  They knew that criticizing Obama would be punished severely by liberal activists, jeopardize their funding, and bring down even more hostile attacks from President Obama.

Many Jewish liberals are “so ignorant of their heritage that they regarded social justice and their Democratic political affiliation as the foremost factors in their Jewish identity.”

This past decade has been one of unprecedented passivity and cowardice by the Jewish establishment. It failed to speak out against Obama’s anti-Israel bias and remained silent when the ADL, J Street, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women, progressive rabbis and other Jews engaged in the primitive defamation of Trump from Jewish platforms.

Jewish groups have always been scrupulously bipartisan as a bedrock principle.  Fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish American interests was never partisan.  But after Obama radicalized the party, that went out the window.  Leibler calls out the hysteria sweeping through the Jewish community, as progressive rabbis and their lay leaders call Trump racist, an anti-Semite, and even a Nazi sympathizer. 

This, despite the fact that to date, Trump has unquestionably been the most positive president toward Israel and has a converted Jewish daughter who is religiously observant. He introduced significant beneficial policies, such as ceasing financial aid to Palestinian terrorists, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and promoting the case for Israel at the UN and international forums.

Meanwhile, they support rabid black and Muslim anti-semites wherever they may be – on campus, in Congress, leading the pussy-hat Women’s March, Farrakhan supporters in Congress, in the social justice movement.

Jewish silence has already sowed the wind.

What must have shocked and sent shivers down the spines of Jews even remotely supportive of Israel was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s appointment of (Ilan Omar) this antisemitic newly elected congresswoman to the prestigious and powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, which oversees foreign aid and such national security issues as terrorism and the proliferation of nonconventional weapons.

Isi Leibler was born before the Holocaust.  He has seen it happen before.  He is calling out American Jewish leadership for their cowardice and collusion with the forces of left-wing hate.  He says the appointment of Ilan Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee is a wakeup call.

In truth, it is a wakeup call to all of us.  Pelosi’s folly has given Congresswoman Omar the keys to America’s national security secrets.

When anti-Semitism rules, none of us are safe.

  

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Keep America Great!
1  seeder  Keep America Great!    one week ago

“It all began with Obama, says Leibler. Before Obama, Jewish leaders were not intimidated.  Their job was to speak out in defense of Israel.  No more. 

Obama had pro-Israel congressmen spied on by our intelligence services for opposing his pro-Iran policies.  In a favorite Obama technique for suppression, pro-Israel groups were harassed and suppressed by the IRS.

Barack Obama treated Israel “as a rogue state.”  He groveled before the Iranians and treated Israeli defenders and Arab terrorists as moral equivalents.  “The response by the majority of the American Jewish establishment, who were previously never reticent about raising their voices, was a deafening silence,” writes Liebler. 

Jewish leadership caved to Obama’s bullying.  They knew that criticizing Obama would be punished severely by liberal activists, jeopardize their funding, and bring down even more hostile attacks from President Obama.

Many Jewish liberals are “so ignorant of their heritage that they regarded social justice and their Democratic political affiliation as the foremost factors in their Jewish identity.”


This past decade has been one of unprecedented passivity and cowardice by the Jewish establishment. It failed to speak out against Obama’s anti-Israel bias and remained silent when the ADL, J Street, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women, progressive rabbis and other Jews engaged in the primitive defamation of Trump from Jewish platforms.

Jewish groups have always been scrupulously bipartisan as a bedrock principle.  Fighting anti-Semitism and promoting Jewish American interests was never partisan.  But after Obama radicalized the party, that went out the window.  Leibler calls out the hysteria sweeping through the Jewish community, as progressive rabbis and their lay leaders call Trump racist, an anti-Semite, and even a Nazi sympathizer. 


This, despite the fact that to date, Trump has unquestionably been the most positive president toward Israel and has a converted Jewish daughter who is religiously observant. He introduced significant beneficial policies, such as ceasing financial aid to Palestinian terrorists, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and promoting the case for Israel at the UN and international forums.”
 
 
 
Keep America Great!
2  seeder  Keep America Great!    one week ago

It seems that there is a widening chasm between the governing conservative Jews in Israel 🇮🇱 and progressive secular Jews in America.  The same split exists between American Jews living in Israel and many American Jews living here. The split also seems to follow religious lines between secular and liberal observant and conservative and Orthodox observant.  The article implies that secular progressive American Jews are more comfortable dealing with other secular progressive domestic groups than with more religious and more conservative Jews in Israel and here, even if several of the progressive groups have anti Semitic positions in relationship to Israel and BDS.  I agree with Mr. Leibler in the seeded article.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Keep America Great! @2    one week ago
It seems that there is a widening chasm between the governing conservative Jews in Israel 🇮🇱 and progressive secular Jews in America.

Wrong. There is a problem with Jews both in Israel and in the US with Netanyahu and his government. It is an issue you would not understand since it has to do with the denominations of Judaism. He is actually making more secular Jews by backing the ultra orthodox. 

The split also seems to follow religious lines between secular and liberal observant and conservative and Orthodox observant.

Again, something you would not understand since you couldn't even tell me the difference between any of these sects. 

The article implies that secular progressive American Jews are more comfortable dealing with other secular progressive domestic groups than with more religious and more conservative Jews in Israel and here, even if several of the progressive groups have anti Semitic positions in relationship to Israel and BDS.

No, what the article tried to do was discredit the ADL with a pile of lies, and then tie it into other Jewish sects to discredit them. It was all BS He has never fought for Israel. He is just another American Jew with a POV.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

What a pile of lies. My brother in law was the face of the ADL for over 10 years and never does the ADL not support Israel or Jewish and human rights. 

But let's start with the first lie in this article: 

The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, declared anti-Semitic by the American government, is supported by Democratic politicians and so ADL won’t fight it. 

Here right from the ADL's page:

The campaign to delegitimize Israel is being waged across the globe:The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which rejects Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, is the most prominent effort to undermine Israel’s existence. The BDS campaign is rampant with misinformation and distortion. ADL responds to BDS threats through advocacy and education, and we recently partnered with Reut Institute to develop in-depth analysis and strategic initiatives to marginalize and expose the illegitimacy of the BDS movement.

Advocates of BDS target multinational companies, college communities and well-known institutions, meaning it touches almost everyone. College and university campuses have become battlegrounds.

https://www.adl.org/what-we-do/israel/anti-israel-activity-bds

Here is another lie:

ADL won’t fight anti-Semitism, even violence against Jewish youngsters on campus, organized by Muslim Brotherhood front groups, because progressive multiculturism privileges Muslims over Jews. 

Again from the ADL's pages:

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a network of pro-Palestinian student groups across the US which disseminate anti-Israel propaganda often laced with inflammatory and at times combative rhetoric. They are a leading campus organizer of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel, and specialize in using confrontational tactics such as disrupting student-run pro-Israel events, and constructing mock “apartheid walls” and distributing fake “eviction notices” to dramatize what they consider Israeli abuses of Palestinians.

As proponents of “anti-normalization” between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel advocates, they make it more difficult for groups with diverging views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to work together and achieve mutual understanding.

Although many SJP chapters state that they reject anti-Semitism, they also regularly demonize Jewish students who identify as Zionists or proud supporters of the State of Israel, despite the fact that a more nuanced understanding of Zionism shows that a connection to the state of Israel is an important part of many Jews’ religious or cultural identities. SJP’s insistence that one cannot be a good Jew while still being a Zionist is a blatant effort to constrain the Jewish identities of their fellow students and can turn campuses into hostile places for Jewish students. 

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/profiles/students-justice-palestine

Oh, wait.. did you say they don't care about Muslim activities that are anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish? What is this?:

https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/israel-international/Top-10-Anti-Israel-Groups-in-America.pdf

And yet your article has another lie:

Meanwhile, they support rabid black and Muslim anti-semites wherever they may be – on campus, in Congress, leading the pussy-hat Women’s March, Farrakhan supporters in Congress, in the social justice movement.

On Black Lives Matter:

To the Editor:

We need to set the record straight on several points raised in a recent letter taking issue with the Anti-Defamation League’s efforts to advocate for the fair treatment of African-Americans at the hands of police (“Critical Of #BlackLivesMatter,” Letters, July 22).

First of all, ADL has not endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement. We do not have an official relationship with the body of activists who claim membership in this effort. And we are well aware that a small minority of leaders within the Black Lives Matter movement have supported anti-Israel — and at times anti-Semitic — positions. We have repeatedly made clear that we take offense at those positions and have strongly condemned statements made by those who have expressed support for efforts to boycott and divest from the State of Israel. We will continue to call out such statements because they often are rooted in bigotry and do nothing to advance a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Rather, they only perpetuate hostility and hate.

At the same time, we also know that many of the concerns raised by participants in the Black Lives Matter movement are critical civil rights issues that merit attention. Police brutality, mass incarceration, racial profiling and the school-to-prison pipeline are legitimate topics of discussion both in an educational setting and in the larger community. That is why we have developed educational materials that encourage critical thinking skills among students tied to these and other current events. And it is why we continue to collaborate with other civil rights groups, law enforcement and government officials to address these societal issues.

ADL is committed to fighting anti-Semitism and resisting bigotry in all forms as we seek to build the kind of society we all want to see for our children. And through this work we have collaborated with leaders in other communities to extend our reach, increase our impact and advance a shared agenda of pluralism and respect. ADL will continue to support those in any movement when they call for a more just society free of racism, prejudice and bigotry. If we can make this happen, we all win.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt
CEO and National Director
Anti-Defamation League

https://www.adl.org/news/media-watch/adl-on-black-lives-matter?referrer=https%3A/www.google.com/

Supprot of Louis Farrakhan because they are afraid to speak out against Democrats? Seriously? 

In recent times, there has been one constant in anti-Semitism in America: Louis Farrakhan. His lacerating speeches over more than three decades and more from his pulpit and perch at the Nation of Islam have repeatedly placed Jews at the center of conspiracy theories blaming them for everything from controlling the banks and media to engineering the slave trade.

The longtime leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan’s name has become virtually synonymous with anti-Semitism. He’s the pied-piper of hate. His obsessive harping on about the “evil, satanic” Jews and their supposed efforts to keep down African-American people, ironically, puts him in a similar category to white supremacists and others who traffic in some of the worst anti-Semitic stereotypes.

And yet Farrakhan is not entirely a fringe figure. He is a leader of a religious movement who draws thousands of attendees to his speeches and fills auditoriums for his sermonizing. His popularity gives him the dubious distinction of being, quite possibly, the most popular anti-Semite in America today.

This all becomes timely because Farrakhan last weekend once again took center stage at the annual NOI Saviours’ Day convention in Chicago, where, in front of thousands of his most devoted followers gathered in the 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena, he launched into yet another withering and slanderous attack on Jews.

After insisting that he’s not an anti-Semite but a “truth teller,” Farrakhan suggested, among other things, that Jews are part of “the Synagogue of Satan;” that the white people running Mexico are Mexican-Jews; that Jews control various countries including Ukraine, France, Poland and Germany where they take advantage of the money, the culture and the business; that Jesus called Jews “the children of the devil”; and “when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.” He also claimed that Jews control the government and the FBI and use marijuana to feminize black men.

And the problem is larger than his speeches. The Nation of Islam organization has virtually institutionalized his brand of bigotry by publishing blatantly anti-Semitic tracts and promoting a larger anti-Jewish propaganda campaign. The NOI uses its programs, institutions, publications, and social media to disseminate its message of hate. At last weekend’s convention they were heavily promoting, “The Secret History Between Blacks and Jews,” a multivolume tract that blames Jews for orchestrating the transatlantic slave trade. It deserves a place on the shelf of every bigot alongside “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” another work of libelous fiction used to foment little more than intolerance.

Beyond his anti-Semitism, Farrakhan also targets the LGBT community– “do you think Allah is pleased with you bringing the evils of Sodom and Gomorrah to the entire world?” and white people in general — “the greatest thing that is happening is the natural death of the White race.”

Farrakhan’s brand of hatred is retrograde during a time when Jews have found broad acceptance in society and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories no longer hold sway among the vast majority of Americans,according to ADL’s polling. After all, we are no longer in the days ofFather Charles Coughlin, whose anti-Semitic speeches in the 1930s and 1940s filled large auditoriums and found an audience among the masses in his nationwide radio broadcasts.

But here’s the problem: Farrakhan does have an audience and still has widespread popularity among his devoted followers. Because of Farrakhan’s reach and influence and his broad name recognition and something like celebrity status, some public officials, politicians, and hip-hop entertainers are still willing to meet with him, still willing to have their pictures taken with him. They seemingly have a blind spot when it comes to his anti-Semitism.

For instance, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Illinois,recently praised Farrakhanas “an outstanding human being.” When ADL called him out for this remark, Davisinsisted he had been misquotedand asked us to share recent examples of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic rhetoric. He assured us he rejects anti-Semitism in all forms, but Congressman Davis still hasn’t publicly repudiated the NOI leader.

Or consider that in the audience at last weekend’s conference was Tamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Women’s March, who got a special shout-out from Farrakhan and who regularly posts laudatory pictures of him on her Instagram account — as does Carmen Perez, another leader of the March. Linda Sarsour, another March organizer, spoke and participated at a Nation of Islam event in 2015. Her most notable response to his incendiary remarks this year was a glowing post on Perez’s Facebook page to praise Farrakhan’s youthful demeanor.

When asked about her association with Farrakhan, Perez refused to denounce his anti-Semitism and instead retorted: “There are no perfect leaders.” It is impossible to imagine any other group being asked to tolerate seeing celebrities, public figures, and elected officials embrace a person who openly calls for their death.

At a time when anti-Semitism indisputably is on the rise and our society seems more divided, the inability of public figures to denounce the words and leadership of Farrakhan is a problem — not only for Jews, many of whom are and want to continue to be active partners in the fight against hate in this country — but also for all those who believe in equal justice and dignity for all.

It's a damn shame that a Jew would bad mouth the good that the ADL does over partisan politics. It is not shocking that evangelicals are making the most of this. They need Israel, and not Jews who don't fall in line with their master plan of Armegedon. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    one week ago

They think they need Israel, for a prophecy. 

They don't care a whit about any Jewish peoples, anywhere...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    one week ago

True enough!

 
 
 
Keep America Great!
3.1.2  seeder  Keep America Great!  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.1    one week ago

The battle of Armageddon has nothing to do with any present county.  It takes place after the second coming, after the final judgement and is the final battle between good and evil the universe will ever see.  There are Christians who believe that Armageddon happens before the 2nd coming and that current Israel plays a huge role in it.  I disagree and support what I said at the top.  I support Israel because it is the right thing to do, not because they have any role to play in the 2nd coming.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Keep America Great! @3.1.2    one week ago
Obama had pro-Israel congressmen spied on by our intelligence services for opposing his pro-Iran policies.  In a favorite Obama technique for suppression, pro-Israel groups were harassed and suppressed by the IRS. Barack Obama treated Israel “as a rogue state.”  He groveled before the Iranians and treated Israeli defenders and Arab terrorists as moral equivalents.  “The response by the majority of the American Jewish establishment, who were previously never reticent about raising their voices, was a deafening silence,” writes Liebler. 

Bullshit partisan rants of an 85 year old man who feared anyone one with a Muslim name.

I don't think I could expect anything less from a guy who was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1977. Really?

Shame on you for peddling this Bullshit.

 
 
 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Keep America Great! @3.1.2    one week ago
I support Israel because it is the right thing to do, not because they have any role to play in the 2nd coming.  

In your own words, why is it the right thing to do?

 
 
 
Keep America Great!
4  seeder  Keep America Great!    one week ago

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Isi Leibler

Honorary Vice-President

Isi Leibler is a veteran international Jewish leader with a distinguished record of contributions to the Jewish world and the cause of human rights.

Born in Antwerp Belgium in 1934, Leibler was brought to Australia by his parents as an infant just before the outbreak of World War II. He lived there until he immigrated to Israel in 1999.

Australian Jewry

Described in the Encyclopaedia Judaica as “unquestionably the dominant Jewish lay leader in Australia during the previous quarter century”, Leibler occupied the leadership of the Australian Jewish community (Executive Council of Australian Jewry) from 1978 and served four terms in this office, retiring in 1995.

Soviet Jewry

In 1962, Mr. Leibler engineered a public campaign which resulted in Australia becoming the first country in the world to raise the plight of Soviet Jewry at the United Nations. In 1965, he published a book Soviet Jewry and Human Rights which had significant international repercussions and created a schism amongst the hitherto pro Soviet left.

Before the collapse of the USSR, Leibler made numerous visits to the Soviet Union and developed close associations with the leading Jewish dissidents and refuseniks. The visits came to an end in 1980 with his arrest and expulsion from the Soviet Union.

Paradoxically, when Gorbachev liberalised the system with the introduction of perestroika, Leibler became the first international Jewish leader to be invited to the Soviet Union to evaluate the changes. He subsequently launched the first Jewish cultural centre in the Soviet Union – the Solomon Mykhoels Centre in Moscow – together with the first Hebrew Song Festivals in Moscow and Leningrad.

Leibler’s activities and campaign  on behalf of Soviet Jewry are documented  in the book: Let my People Go: The untold story of Australia and Soviet Jews 1969 – 1989, authored by Sam Lipski and Suzanne Rutland in 2015.

Asia Pacific

Following the liberation of Soviet Jewry, Mr Leibler focused his attention on the Asia-Pacific region. His meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen were recognised as major contributions towards accelerating the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and both countries. Leibler also convened a colloquium for leading Jewish and Chinese scholars in Beijing prior to the formalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and China.

Publications and Writings

Leibler writes prolifically and is a weekly columnist for the Jerusalem Post, enjoying a vast following throughout the world on the internet. He is also a regular columnist for Israel Hayom, the Israeli daily newspaper. He has also appeared in many other newspapers, including the New York Times and the Guardian and is frequently interviewed on both TV and radio.

Leibler was one of the first to warn of the dangers of religious extremism, in particular radical religious nationalism. He has written extensively on this subject and his works have been translated into Hebrew, Russian, French and Spanish.

He has also focused on the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora and his publication The Israel-Diaspora Identity Crisis: A Looming Disaster has been read and debated throughout the Jewish world. He now Chairs the Israel Diaspora Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a leading Israeli think tank.

Leibler also published a study on the threat post Zionism poses to the soul of Israel, titled Is the Dream Ending? The publication was translated into Hebrew and widely distributed.

Business

In Australia Leibler’s company, Jetset Tours, was the largest travel organization in the region with branches throughout the world. He was also a director of one of Australia’s three national television companies. In Israel he has invested and acts as a consultant to a number of high tech companies.

Awards

Mr Leibler was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1977, an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) in 1989 and an honorary Doctor of Letters from Deakin University in 1990. In 2015, Leibler was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bar Ilan University in recognition of “his tireless efforts to address the challenges facing the Jewish nation atevery historic crossroad”

Residence

Mr. Leibler lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naomi who served as World President of Emunah. Three of his children and their families also reside there. http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/bio/isi-leibler                                                                 

 
 
 
Split Personality
4.1  Split Personality  replied to  Keep America Great! @4    one week ago
In 2004 Leibler confronted the leadership of the WJC over the issue of governance, financial transparency, and financial irregularities. The conflict between Leibler and WJC Chairman Israel Singer revolved around the former's demand for an investigation into the transfer of $1.2 million from the organization's New York headquarters to a bank account in Geneva, and the subsequent transfer of the money by Singer into a trust account held by his frien. Leibler's calls for a comprehensive independent audit" brought him into conflict with Singer and Edgar Bronfman, the WJC's longtime "president, chief benefactor, and guiding force.".

In January 2005, Leibler resigned as WJC vice president, telling Haaretz that he "came to the conclusion that I cannot remain in an organization that requires me to give a stamp of approval to activities I deem inappropriate.. Elan Steinberg also left the WJC amidst the controversy, while two other top officials were fired.. Leibler wrote that his position had been "vindicated" but expressed "deep sadness" at the organization's disarray..

In 2004, the New York State Attorney General's Office began an investigation into the WJC. The AG's Office issued a report in 2006 that found "serious financial mismanagement" at WJC, including improper payments and loans to Singer. Under an agreement between the Attorney General's Office and WJC, Singer was barred from the organization's leadership roles and returned several loans and payments, and the WJC undertook reforms.The WJC subsequently filed a $6 million defamation suit against Leibler in the Israeli courts but were withdrew the action less than six months later, and were ordered by the court to pay Leibler's legal expenses. A PricewaterhouseCoopers audit in 2006 submitted by the WJC to the AG's Office found that the financial scancel was "significantly broader than has been publicly known," with some $3 million unaccounted for from 1994 to 2004.. Leibler, described by the Jewish Daily Forward as the "most persistent critic" of the WJC, said that these findings were not surprising.

Leibler has been accused of de-legitimizing liberal Jewish supporters of Israel Leibler responded that "I stand by my view that those whose primary goal is to delegitimize and demonize the Jewish state should be marginalized from the mainstream Jewish community. That is not fascism. It is common sense.

Leibler has called for a full external investigation and disclosure of massive misappropriations of funds at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), citing allegations of incompetence, impropriety and cover-ups, the absence of an independent review board, bureaucratization and a domination by a small clique, along with a failure to "prioritize the needs of survivors, who are now elderly and many of whom are living in dire poverty.In response Claims Conference Julius Berman has accused Leibler of engaging "in irresponsible invective and baseless charges against an organization that for nearly 60 years has been the leading international advocate for the rights of Holocaust victims.".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isi_Leibler

It is only fair to show both sides of a controversial figure......

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    one week ago

Well said Split!

 
 
 
Keep America Great!
4.1.2  seeder  Keep America Great!  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    one week ago

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Leibler was brought to Australia by his parents as an infant just before the outbreak of World War II. Leibler served as president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and Chairman of the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress. He was a leader in the global campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry and played a role in the lead-up to Israeli diplomatic relations between India and China.

Liebler and his wife moved to Israel in 1999, settling in Jerusalem. He writes weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post, the Hebrew daily Israel Hayom, and on his blog Candidly Speaking from Jerusalem.[1]

Liebler married Naomi Porush in 1958, and the couple had three sons and a daughter. All of his children and most of their families also live in Israel. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isi_Leibler

 
 
 
Keep America Great!
5  seeder  Keep America Great!    one week ago

A pro-Israel organization that found its nonprofit status subjected to undue scrutiny by the Obama administration's IRS as a result of its advocacy on the Jewish state's behalf reached a settlement Thursday with the Department of Justice that included a formal apology from the U.S. government for subjecting the group to unfair treatment, according to an announcement.

The Trump administration's DOJ announced Tuesday that it had reached a settlement with Z Street, a conservative pro-Israel advocacy group that sued the government over allegations the Obama administration subjected the organization to unfair scrutiny as a result of its pro-Israel views. Z Street was just one of several conservative organizations to sue the U.S. government.

The case had been locked in court since 2015, when judges rejected the Obama administration's claims that it did not act improperly.

"Z Street alleged that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) applied heightened scrutiny to applications for tax-exempt status received from organizations connected in any way to Israel, and applied this policy to Z Street's application, resulting in delay," the Justice Department announced in a press release. "The settlement agreement includes an apology from the IRS to Z Street for the delayed processing of the group's application for tax-exempt status." https://freebeacon.com/issues/irs-apologizes-pro-israel-group-biased-treatment/

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Keep America Great! @5    one week ago

This is not about Obama. This attack was on the ADL and was full of lies, and I clearly backed it up. Leibler at best is another partisan hack, making up BS so that people not in the know, will buy it. 

I have a question for you. How many Jews do you know? What denominations are they? What are their political leanings? I know you live in the Northern Cali, so I am guessing if you know any, it's a few and very superficially. Heck, not even Sacramento has enough to fill one synagogue. Just curious, since you love Israel, but Jews, only in the abstract.

 
 
 
Keep America Great!
5.1.1  seeder  Keep America Great!  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.1    one week ago

The seeded article was very clearly all about Obama and his impact on left of center groups.  Leibler isn’t even an American. His family fled pre holocaust Europe for Australia and he’s done a lot of great things for Russian Jews and many causes.  His article was from the Israeli perspective of our domestic situation.  As for whether I know Jews or not, I do.  My dads sister my aunt married a Jewish man and my two cousins were in that mixed family and all of his relatives are Jewish.  I have also met messianic Jews in my church around the country.  

 
 
 
 
JohnRussell
6  JohnRussell    one week ago

HA -

Perrie destroyed the premise of this seed with her long and detailed response near the top. Do the right thing and lock this article as a failed premise and move on. 

https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/44578/progressive-jews-and-anti-semitism#cm1010574

 
 
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