Wednesday, February 3, 2010

'Turning the Tide Against Im Tirtzu'

Soon after I published this post, Ben Murane of the New Israel Fund contacted me with some relevant info on the democracy-killing hatchet job that Im Tirtzu is trying to commit. Here's the e-mail in its entirety:
Thanks so much for your post about Im Tirtzu against my organization, the New Israel Fund. Here’s a round up of useful statements and links by mainstream (and surprisingly a few right-wing) voices against them.

The Knesset debate on opening an official parliamentary inquiry into NIF has been postponed until next Wednesday, February 10.

We’ve asked all supporters of NIF and democracy to email Prime Minister Netanyahu to stop this bill before then. Please share this link far and wide: LINK

Statements in defense of NIF:

ADL head Abe Foxman says in New York Jewish Week that Im Tirtzu campaign is an outrageous is absurd to blame Goldstone on NIF.” LINK

Rabbi David Saperstein of the Reform Action Center says “In their twisted attribution of blame for the Goldstone Report to the NIF, these attackers are trying to delegitimize the New Israel Fund in much the same way that the Goldstone Report is being used to delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the world.” LINK

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) spokesperson Ari Morgenstern distanced CUFI from Im Tirtzu’s ad campaign Although we are often demonized by our critics, CUFI never demonizes those with whom we disagree, and we object when anyone does.” LINK

Two Maariv reporters LINK

I’m also excited to share that we’re near to publicizing our analysis of the Im Tirtzu report. We need wide dissemination and your help to do so. Please stay tuned for more details.