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Donor Fraud: Jewish Donor Dollars Support anti-Israel Speakers UPDATED

"Donor Fraud" is when money is raised from Jewish donors on the pretext that it will be used to support the Jewish community, and instead some of that money is used to actively promote those who viciously attack Israel, the Jewish state.


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Ronit Jacobs of New Jersey was one of dozens who showed up outside the 92nd Street Y Thursday evening, July 11, to protest the Y's use of Jewish communal dollars to promote anti-Israel speakers.

Ronit Jacobs of New Jersey was one of dozens who showed up outside the 92nd Street Y Thursday evening, July 11, to protest the Y's use of Jewish communal dollars to promote anti-Israel speakers.
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“The Y needs to provide some oversight, some planning in their programming, they need to know when people they are bringing in to speak are against Jews and Israel,” Kadish added.

Others pointed out that speakers recently scheduled to speak, such as Roger Waters and Alice Walker, are not merely supporters of BDS, but are global leaders of the movement.

Allen said he believes the goals the group set were accomplished Thursday night.

“They [92nd Street Y administration] are aware of our positions and they know we aren’t going away.  We’ll be back, the second Thursday of every month, educating the Jewish community about the dangers of BDS that the 92nd Street Y is using Jewish communal dollars to support it.”

UPDATE: An astute reader brought to the attention of The Jewish Press the dearth of  programming of “Jewish Interest” at the 92nd Street Y, as evidenced by their own website.  This is a screen capture:

What you see when you click on programming for "Jewish Interest" at the 92nd St Y

What you see when you click on programming for “Jewish Interest” at the 92nd St Y

 

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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