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  • Hebrew Union College president sits on boards with BDS/Hamas endorsers

    George Birnbaum Hank Sheinkopf and Ronn Torossian|Dec 18, 2015

    There are many issues one can debate in the Jewish community—endorsing a boycott of Israel is completely out of bounds. Yet, there remain strong voices who are simply opposed to Israel. Founded in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund claims to be a “private, family foundation helping to advance social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable and peaceful world.” This organization who wants “peace” gave $140,000 in June to the Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that openly endorses BDS and suppo...

  • UJA Federation president donates to pro BDS organization, and has extremist positions on Israel

    Ronn Torossian|Mar 6, 2015

    Alisa Robbins Doctoroff, president of the UJA-Federation of New York, the largest local philanthropy in the world leads an organization whose mission is to “care for people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities in New York, in Israel, and around the world.” She was appointed to this position on July 1, 2013—and until today no one has researched her background. Unfortunately for her, that time is over. Research reveals that Doctoroff is a donor to New Israel Fund (NIF) as revealed in their ann...

  • Defending Alan Dershowitz is not a Jewish issue

    Ronn Torossian|Jan 16, 2015

    Well known rights advocate, celebrated criminal attorney and Harvard law Professor Alan Dershowitz is under attack. An under-age girl claimed in court proceedings that she had sexual relations with him while she was a “sex slave” by businessman Jeffrey Epstein. Dershowitz, who is truly a master of media, knows all too well that the the court of public opinion works much quicker than the court of law; and he is not wasting any time firing back at his accuser. Time will tell whether or not he is guilty—but his character will be hurt regar...

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