by Daniel Greenfield
In 2019, Rina Shnerb, a 17-year-old girl who had been hiking in Israel with her father and brother, was blown up by a bomb. Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, who ran a charity that handed out clothes and food to the poor, had enough time to kiss Rina on the forehead, before she died.
“I will say of the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,” the Rabbi at her gravesite chanted the words of Psalm 91. “Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the recompense of the wicked.”
Abdel Razeq Farraj, who was indicted for authorizing the attack, had been named as a career PFLP terrorist who had served 6 years in prison and had been arrested six times. The year that Rina was murdered, Farraj took part in an Adalah youth event in partnership with a PFLP affiliate.
Adalah is one of the anti-Israel hate groups funded by the New Israel Fund (NIF).
According to an NGO Monitor report, the NIF has directed $720,481 to Adalah. George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, who has also funded J Street, is another major donor.
Last fall, Beth Badik, a J Street supporter who serves on the regional committee for the anti-Israel NIF, and Barbara Penzner, a Reconstructionist cleric who had signed a J Street petition opposing a ban on BDS and another calling for engagement with a terrorist government, demanded that the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston kick out the ZOA.
The Zionist Organization of America is the country’s leading pro-Israel group so Badik and Penzner’s animosity toward it and to Morton Klein, its unapologetically pro-Israel leader, was understandable. The anti-Israel Left had spent generations trying to seize control of the organizational establishment of the Jewish community in order to cut off support to Israel.
And they didn’t have far to go.
Badik, who is a supporter of one anti-Israel group and affiliated with another, also sits on the JCRC of Boston’s Israel & Global Jewry Committee.
What was bizarre was the accusation in Badik and Penzner’s op-ed, “We’re Calling for ZOA to Be Kicked out of Boston’s JCRC”, the petition backed by J Street, the NIF, and a number of other anti-Israel groups, and the JCRC’s final response affirming the bizarre accusation that Morton Klein, the son of Holocaust survivors, was supporting white supremacists.
Their evidence was that Klein (pictured above) has called Black Lives Matter “a Jew hating, White hating, Israel hating, conservative Black hating, violence promoting, dangerous Soros funded extremist group of haters” and correctly noted that its ranks are “filled with hatred against Jewish people.”
Not only had the Boston JCRC and Jewish organizations failed to condemn the BLM riots which had vandalized synagogues and assaulted Jews, especially in the Fairfax Pogrom in Los Angeles, but they had decided to treat criticism of the black supremacist hate group as racist.
If the Boston JCRC had any standards, it’s the anti-Israel organizations calling for ZOA’s removal which should have been condemned and kicked out of any Jewish community alliance.
Beginning with J Street.
Rep. Ilhan Omar had attended J Street’s gala dinner and praised an exhibit smearing Israel. It’s chosen to honor Jimmy Carter who had falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state.
While the anti-Israel groups were attacking the ZOA for opposing BLM, neither they nor the Boston JCRC seemed particularly interested in actually defending Jews against antisemitism.
The anti-ZOA petition was obsessed with social justice, election integrity, and the other shibboleths of a leftist establishment that is incapable of actually talking about Jewish issues as an end, not a means.
J Street, which was behind the petition, had defended Rep. Ilhan Omar, even as ZOA and Klein had condemned her antisemitic tweets. Just as J Street has called for making a deal with Hamas. The J Street campaign to oust the ZOA attacked it for condemning George Soros while neglecting to mention that Soros had been a major funder of the anti-Israel organization.
If JCRC Boston and J Street consider Klein’s statements provocative, what of Soros’ belief that the “resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe” is caused by Israel and that the “attitudes toward the Jewish community are influenced by the pro-Israel lobby’s success in suppressing divergent views.” What are these except typical antisemitic tropes and defenses of antisemitism?
Has J Street ever been asked to condemn these statements by its own backer?
And if “rhetoric that has been associated with antisemitic tropes” is a cause for expulsion, then how can the Boston JCRC justify letting any Soros-funded group remain in its umbrella group?
And it gets worse.
Racists declare it’s racist to criticize their anti-Semitism. That’s the left today.
Soros is utter scum.
have you ever heard of Mohammed Amin al-Husseini?? probably no. he was a radical muslin radical who in 1936 formed an alliance with Hitler and spear headed the process for the elimination of all Jews in Europe. he was a key player in the formation of the Final Solution which culminated in the Holocaust, and saw the killing of 90% of Polish Jews and two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. read the book “Mufti of Jerusalem”.to understand the above review. pee brain, pathological liar, and pedophile biden is no different. the commicrats would love to see the extermination of all whites and Jews in America, thus ending the racist problem. the elitist class would be untouchable.
History is a revolving door. the idiots repeat it on a regular basis. the domestic terrorist groups in this country will suffer the same fate as did Hitler’s followers in the Night of the Long Knives.. again, history is a revolving door.