Demand Groups Boycotting Israel Not March in the Israel Day Parade. Join the Largest Shofar Blowing Event in Jewish History
BLAST THE SHOFARS! (JCCWatch.org) April 29, 2014 Holding Jewish Communal Groups Accountable
Israel Government Coalition Knesset Chairman, MK Yariv Levin, wrote “I am deeply moved… by the courageous stance of friends of Israel involved in the parade, calling to delegitimize those who delegitimize Israel. It is not logical or reasonable for Israel supporters to condone, overlook, or indirectly cooperate with BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) groups…”
The UJA-Federation / JCRC is permitting the following anti-Israel groups to march in the June 1, 2014 Israel Day Parade in NYC:
1) Partners for Progressive Israel lists on its website Israeli companies that it wants you to boycott, including Ahava cosmetics, SodaStream and wine from nine Israeli vineyards.
2) The New Israel Fund finances Israeli NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that promote boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Five New Israel Fund grantees (Machsom Watch, Coalition of Women for Peace, Women Against Violence, Social TV, and Mossawa) signed a letter to the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, urging it to divest from Israel.
3) B’Tselem produced the anti-Israel video shown at the infamous “Israel Apartheid Week” events held at Universities worldwide. The chair of B’Tselem’s board, Oren Yiftachel, has publicly called for “effective sanctions” against Israel.B’Tselem is a major grantee of the New Israel Fund.
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Outrageous. There is no way those organizations should participate. Let them have a separate event with John Kerry as the Grand Marshall.