The Celebrate Parade and the ‘Boycott Israel Fund’
By: Matan Peleg
Published: April 29th, 2014
The hallmark of the parade has always been an unabashed pride and love of Israel, both from its hundreds of participating organizations and its hundreds of thousands of viewers.
Strange then that this year, there will also be a participating organization which is perceived by millions of Jews around the world as not only a complete stranger to the essence of Zionism, but also as one of its most significant opponents – the New Israel Fund (NIF).
In truth the NIF is like the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Despite exhausting public relations contortions to convince Jews that they are Zionistic supporters of Israel, their actions consistently demonstrate the exact opposite posture.
Whether it has been their past relationship with the notoriously anti-Semitic Ford Foundation, or their close involvement of the organizations which filled the infamous Goldstone Report with accusations of IDF war crimes, or the statement by their former Vice-CEO, Hedva Radovanitz, that “If Israel were to disappear, it wouldn’t be a tragedy” it is inescapable that the NIF is out to undermine Israel as a strong Jewish State.
Of course, this is not how they present themselves in their frequent well-funded marketing campaigns.......
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