JCC Watch: Stop Giving Jewish Money to Fund Anti-Israel Activities

Pro-Israel groups are now turning to the UJA-Federation and asking that it stop providing funds to organizations which use those funds to promote virulently anti-Israel activists. If not, a “Close Your Wallet” campaign will begin this summer.

JCC Watch and other pro-Israel organizations are now asking that entities which use Jewish communal dollars to support anti-Israel activists no longer receive Jewish communal funding

Pro-Israel New Yorkers continue to seek ways to prevent Jewish charitable dollars from supporting anti-Israel activities and speakers.

Because the UJA-Federation is the source of funding for so many Jewish organizations, an organized effort is about to get underway to ensure that this funding source – all of which comes from Jewish donors – is being used to fund programming that is infused with Jewish values and which is supportive of Israel. This effort is in response to several years during which UJA-Federation-supported entities use some of those donors’ dollars to support efforts to cripple the Jewish state.

One of the most active efforts to stop this suicidal movement is led by Richard Allen who began JCC Watch several years ago when he was no longer able to abide the many anti-Israel events taking place at New York City’s Jewish Community Center.

Allen decided that one way to fight the battle was to inform as many people as possible about the problem. He created a huge database of email addresses and periodically sends out emails with detailed information about anti-Israel events and suggestions for action. He is judicious about the frequency of his mailings and is careful to include accurate information. And he just keeps adding to the roll of email addresses.

Allen and his colleagues found that the NYC JCC was partnering with groups that blatantly promote economic and political warfare against Israel known as the BDS movement (Boycott of, Divestment from and Sanctions against Israel).


  http://unitedpatriotsworldwide.com/vinienco/2013/06/14/stakelbeck-terror-agricultural-jihad-israel-full-video/ Stakelbeck on Terror: Agricultural Jihad Against Israel (full video) Stakelbeck on Terror: Agricultural Jihad Against Israel (full video): This week’s edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show provided an up-close look at the “agricultural jihad” that local Muslims are waging against Israeli communities in the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. The popular CBN broadcaster spoke to Israeli leaders on the […]


http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2013/06/oil-brings-us-to-a-better-plac.php?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Oil+will+take+us+to+a+better+place&utm_campaign=20130614 By all accounts, Shai Agassi, the founder and original CEO of Better Place, Israel’s bankrupt electric car company, is an extremely charismatic man. His charm had politicians, venture capitalists, celebrities and non-automotive industry reporters slobbering over him. Everyone wanted to get their picture taken with the man who would transform Israel’s auto industry into […]


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/350931/whats-happening-turkey-interview Barry Rubin is a commentator National Review Online often checks in with when there are eruptions around the world, particularly in and around the Middle East. He is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center in Israel, and author of, among others, The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist […]


Among the discontents of summer is the necessity to buy bathing suits. The other day I was in a department store trying on 21 suits in a variety of colors and sizes…scooting in and out…..since one is only allowed to have 5 in the room at a time.

As I stared disconsolately at the three sided mirror I saw a small sign warning that the rooms can be monitored. Yikes! I threw on my clothes. Finally I realized they were after me and now know that I have been lying about my size and my weight for ten years. I even tried a faulty scale once but the darned thing kept correcting upward instead of downward.

But now my secret is no longer safe, and cutting off the size tapes will not work. Big government is after big bodies. Will they give my secrets to Nanny Bloomberg who will then monitor what I eat and what I drink?

The consequences are staggering. I sulked and slipped out of the store and went for a 24 ounce ice cream milk shake.

They will not break my appetite! I will buy a hijab for the beach and they will leave me alone.

They will not stop me!!!

EPA Climatism: Dictating our Lives, Living Standards and Life Spans by PAUL DRIESSEN

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/epa-climatism-dictating-our-lives-living-standards-and-life-spans?f=puball Numerous articles document how European climate policies have been disastrous for affordable energy, economic growth, entire industries, people’s jobs and welfare, wildlife habitats and human lives. Even the IPCC, BBC and Economist have finally recognized that average global temperatures have not budged since 1997. The EU economy is teetering at the precipice, people are […]

Secrecy, Surveillance and Privacy: Momus and Moral Ambiguity by NORMAN SIMMS


After each of the major terrorist attacks in the last few years, the various so-called Intelligence Services in the United States, Britain and elsewhere have disclosed two important things: first, the perpetrators of these horrendous deeds have been known to the officials and often for many years been “on the radar”; and second, the various security and anti-terrorist organizations claim that they did not have sufficient information or resources to keep these people-usually young men-under proper surveillance. In the light of what the media perceives as scandalous misuse of eaves-dropping technology-tracking all sorts of telephone, internet and other electronic and digital communications-do these two mitigating factors stand up to scrutiny? In other words, are governments engaged in too much secret intelligence work or not enough, or is it a matter of the actual quality of the intelligence deployed to make sense of the information gathered?

Moreover, should we worry about spying on citizens as in itself a justifiable cause of the current outrage, or is it just the sheer numbers of individual men and women and private organizations caught up in the compass or prism of the official spy-networks? Perhaps a lot of the anger and shock actually stems from the paradox of our new kind of world, a world wherein, on the one hand, millions of people link themselves into social networks, keep in touch with other millions of people frequently, and, in the process, willingly or not, expose sensitive information about themselves and their activities, things that were best left unstated, at least in the sense of not revealing them in a permanent way and into an uncontrollable system of electronic-digital form; whereas, on the other hand, the dangerous and explosive world we live in requires that different nations’ security agencies use this vast amount of information to try to protect the lives and well-being of their citizens.



There is nothing wrong with law enforcement monitoring Muslim terrorists or potential Muslim terrorists. But unfortunately, as I wrote in the Dumb Police State, that’s not really the system we have.

Instead our system “spreads the pain” and specifically excludes Muslims from some of the same experiences to avoid “alienating” them and to win their cooperation.

And the results can often be schizophrenic.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.

Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown jihadists — inside mosques — and disrupted dozens of plots against the homeland.

If only they were allowed to continue, perhaps the many victims of the Boston Marathon bombings would not have lost their lives and limbs. The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks, and it did not check out the radical Boston mosque where the Muslim bombers worshipped.

This is particularly disturbing in light of recent independent surveys of American mosques, which reveal some 80% of them preach violent jihad or distribute violent literature to worshippers.

We need enforcement and surveillance, but it needs to be smart and targeted surveillance. And that can only happen under leaders who stop apologizing for singling out members of an ideology responsible for our long war because of their beliefs.

We’re at war with an ideology. Singling out members of that ideology is the only rational way to fight that war.


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-bawer/islamic-science/ For years now, as we all know, newspapers, magazines, and book publishers around the Western world have shrunk from publishing texts that touch on some of the more uncomfortable truths about Islam, preferring instead to give us all but idyllic accounts of Muslim history and belief and hagiographies of its prophet. Similarly, film, TV, […]

NYU Throws Out Blind Chinese Human Rights Activist By Arnold Ahlert

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/nyu-throws-out-blind-chinese-human-rights-activist/ The leftist-indoctrination centers that many of America’s college campuses have become added another despicable blot to their legacies yesterday. New York University (NYU) announced that blind, Chinese political dissident Chen Guangcheng has been tossed off campus. According to the NY Post, the Communist government of China is applying the pressure, using NYU’s expansion of its campus to a […]