While much of the Jewish world has mourned the loss of Malahi Rosenfeld, Danny Gonen and Eitam and Naama Henkin, Israelis who have been killed in recent days by Palestinian Arab terrorists, there are amongst American Jews a sub-community which stands with the families of the terrorists. Those people are The New Israel Fund, and their donors including The Jewish Communal Fund, The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Leichtag Foundation, Lopatin Foundation and others.
A grantee of The New Israel Fund, Hamoked, today successfully petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court topostpone the demolition of terrorists’ homes who have recently carried out attacks against Israelis. Strengthening the enemy, this group who received $720,301 from NIF in the past six years filed petitions for the families of Hamas terrorists that killed Israelis.
Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett today said that The New Israel Fund had “reached a new peak of Israel-hatred with yet another one of its organizations, which filed the motion to the High Court.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted “Look, we destroyed the home of a terrorist three days ago. Now, we have a policy of creating a price for suicide terrorists, because the suicide terrorist commits suicide after all, it is reasonable to assume he realizes he is committing suicide, but we know that this is one of the effective tools. Our problem is the gap between the deed and the result of the deed. That is why we are really asking cut down the time, and I hope that the High Court decides whatever it decides quickly, and better that it decide fast and not slowly. If they decide – and usually they do decide to demolish – better to do it close to the deed, in a matter of a few days and not weeks or months.”
Deterrence of terror matters greatly. These fools strengthen the enemies of the Jewish people. The New Israel Fund must be stopped – and their donors must be shunned.
How can the President of UJA-Federation, Alisa Doctoroff remain in her position when she openly funds NIF – and stands with the families of terrorists? How can Temple Israel of White Plains stand in silence while their Rabbi, Gordon Tucker proudly finances an organization that defends the families of those who killed Israelis? Have we no shame?