“At the rate the radical left is taking over major Jewish organizations, we can assume that within five years there will be a steep rise in the number of American Jewish groups that advocate on behalf of BDS”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
American Jewry’s Organizational Crack-Up
by Caroline Glick
April 24, 2020

…Lob’s selection came as a complete surprise to Conference insiders. She beat out two candidates with far more organizational experience and centrist credentials. But in truth, her selection is of a piece with recent developments in other key organizations. Her rise doesn’t reflect a major radicalization of American Jews. Rather, it is the product of a long-term effort by a small cohort of deeply radical hard leftists within the American Jewish organizational world. They are anti-Zionist and pro-anti-Semitic. They are sympathetically inclined towards the BDS campaign. They are often hostile towards traditional Judaism and Orthodox Jews. READ MORE

JNS Alex Traiman: Nomination for new Conference of Presidents chair roils longtime members and donors Alexander Smukler, president of the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry, told JNS that “I am surprised that the Conference, which has always been a strong supporter of Israel, would choose someone from an organization that has such a clear record of partnering with anti-Israel organizations like J Street, IfNotNow, CAIR and others.”

ISRAEL HAYOM Jonathan Tobin: Do the Jews really need a Conference of Presidents? A dispute over the choice of a new leader for the umbrella group of “major” Jewish organizations calls into question whether even the pretense of a unified voice is still possible.

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