Dear Fellow Pro-Israel Activists From Mort Klein

On Wednesday April 30th (next week!), the 50 member organizations of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (the “Conference”) will vote whether the extremist, virulent anti-Israel group J-Street will become a member of the Conference.

The 18 bullet points below demonstrate why the anti-Israel J-Street lobby must not be permitted to join the Conference of Presidents.   Also here is a link to the J-Street Exposed website:  The website spells out J-Street’s shocking anti-Israel activities, positions, funding and associations, and includes the “follow the money” video clip from a new movie about J-Street (produced by Charles Jacob’s organization), a video of Professor Alan Dershowitz condemning J-Street, and other helpful resources and information.  In addition, here is the link to the Zionist Organization of America’s report on how J-Street repeatedly sides with Israel’s enemies:

We need your help!  Here is a link listing the 50 member organizations of the conference:  A list of the member groups and their top executives is also below (after the bullet points).  Please look at the list of member organizations of the Conference.  If you are a member of any of these groups, or a contributor, friend or acquaintance of anyone in these member organizations or a related organization (for instanceif you are a member of a Conservative Synagogue, please contact the Conservative movement groups listed below), please call and write to those groups immediately, and ask them to vote against J-Street becoming a member of the Conference of Presidents.   If you reach anyone at these member organizations, please let Liz know the outcome.

Please let us know if you need any further information.

Many thanks for your help!

Best regards,

Morton Klein
National President, The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)


Elizabeth (Liz) Berney, Esq.
Director, ZOA’s Exposing J-Street Project
cell: 917 687-8233

Why J-Street Must Not Be Permitted to Join The Conference of Presidents Of Major Jewish Organizations

  1. J-Street’s activities since its inception directly conflict with and undermine the Conference of Presidents’ stated missions of “mobilizing support to halt Iran’s nuclear program,” “counter[ing] the global campaign to delegitimize Israel and the Jewish people,” “bolster[ing] Israel’s security” and combatting terrorism and anti-Semitism.
  2. J-Street lobbies against sanctions and against military action to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  J-Street works closely with NIAC (National Iranian American Council), an apparent agent of the Iranian regime.  A NIAC board member is a significant J-Street donor.  J-Street conference speakers include NIAC head and leading Iran apologist Trita Parsi, and Hillary Mann Leverett, who condemned as “fundamentally racist” anyone who did not “trust” the Iranian regime.  J-Street likewise urges U.S. Congresspersons to simply “believe in Iran.”
  3. J-Street U (J-Street’s campus arm) sponsors anti-Israel events on American campuses throughout the country that demonize, defame and delegitimize Israel and the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).   Prof. Alan Dershowitz states that J-Street has “made a generation of Jews ashamed to be pro-Israel.”  J-Street U brings to campuses speakers and events by the anti-Israel NGO “Breaking the Silence” (BtS), which falsely accuses the IDF of war crimes and brutal treatment of Palestinian Arabs.  (At these one-sided J-Street U sponsored BtS events, students who served in the IDF and experienced the IDF’s humane treatment of Palestinian Arabs are forbidden from speaking out to correct the false BtS presentation.)  J Street U also arranged talks by former Gaza UNRWA director John Ging, who promotes political warfare against Israel and supports pro-Hamas flotillas.  J Street U also promotes the NIF-funded Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement (“SJSM”), which opposes the idea of Israel as a Jewish homeland, collaborates with the anti-Israel global BDS movement, defames Israel as a “fascist state,” and talks about victories over “cowardly Zionists who are perpetrating an apartheid state and ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem,” and urges liquidation of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Fund. At a J Street U sponsored campus event, the Sheikh Jarrah’s founder declared “Jerusalem is a symbol of evil.”  J Street U also presents the NIF-funded B’Tselem, which provided false information defaming Israel in the Goldstone report, whose chair Oren Yiftachel, calls for “effective sanctions” against Israel, and supported the Palestinian “right of return” (which means the destruction of the Jewish state), and whose CEO Jessica Montell promotes calling Israel an “apartheid state.”
  4. J-Street promoted and disseminated the Goldstone Report, which falsely accused Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza.  J-Street also introduced members of Congress to Mr. Goldstone, to further propagate these false accusations against Israel.  A J-Street official ghost-wrote Goldstone’s letter criticizing a Congressional resolution that condemned the Goldstone report.  J-Street took no corrective action when Goldstone recanted much of his report.  Instead, J-Street continues to make false accusations regarding Israel’s actions in Gaza, further undermining and delegitimizing Israel and the Jewish people.
  5. J-Street lobbied to have President Obama vote for an anti-Israel U.N. resolution.
  6. J-Street portrays Israel as the “oppressor” and the Palestinians as the “oppressed,” and likens the IDF to Hamas.  (See J-Street’s 2011 Conference “Giving Voices to our Values” video, reproduced at “J Street and the Jewish War Against Israel,” by Caroline Glick)
  7. J-Street is part of an interconnected web of extremist organizations working to delegitimize Israel.  J-Street pays tens of thousands of dollars (including $56K in one 6-month period) to Ben Or Consulting, a PR and strategy company founded by and still co-owned by J-Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami.  Ben Or created, consults for and coordinates the activities of extreme anti-Israel NGOs operating in Israel, which invent and disseminate false accusations against Israel and the IDF.
  8. J-Street conferences promote BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel, with speeches by top BDS promoters Mustafa Barghouti and Rebecca Vilkomerson, and other leading BDS speakers.  J Street U likewise brings BDS promoters to speak at American college campuses throughout the country.  BDS’s goal is to destroy Israel by dividing, delegitimizing and economically suffocating Jews and Israel.
  9. J-Street-PAC works for and raises millions of dollars to elect anti-Israel U.S. Congresspersons.  J-Street-PAC also works for and raises millions of dollars to defeat Israel’s best friends in the U.S. Congress.  Egregiously, J-Street sent out direct mail against Israel’s best friends in the U.S. Congress, and accused Israel’s best friends in government of harming Israel’s security.  J-Street’s funding and campaigns have in fact unseated prominent Congresspersons who were Israel’s staunchest supporters.
  10. J-Street supports and promotes placing U.S. pressure on Israel to retreat to the indefensible 1949 Armistice lines (the pre-1967 “borders,” which Abba Eban called “Auschwitz lines”), divide Jerusalem, and overrun and destroy Israel with a Palestinian Arab “right or return.”
  11. J-Street conferences support worldwide “Lawfare” and “Courtroom Intifada” against Israel (bringing legal actions against Israel and Israeli officials).  J-Street conference speakers include the legal representative of virulent anti-Israel NGOs, and of a Canadian lawsuit seeking a judicial declaration that Israel is guilty of committing “war crimes” and that Israel’s security barrier is illegal.
  12. For years, J-Street lied that it was not supported by viciously anti-Israel billionaire George Soros (who wrote about himself “I am not a Zionist”).  It was not until a newspaper obtained J-Street’s 2008 tax return, that J-Street was forced to admit that anti-Israel Soros donated $750,000 to J-Street in 2008-2010.  In addition, a substantial portion of J-Street’s funding comes from Muslim and Arab individuals and leaders who are hostile to Israel, and a mystery foreign donor living in Hong Kong who gave over $800,000.  Would such individuals give to J-Street if J-Street was truly pro-Israel?
  13.  J-Street falsely accuses Israel of killing Palestinian civilians.  For instance, in March 2012, J-Street lied that “Israel Defense Forces… have killed over a dozen Palestinian civilians.”   After it became clear that J-Street’s statement was false, J-Street then stated that it “misstated the number of civilian casualties,” still leaving the false impression that Israel caused some unspecified number of civilian casualties. In fact, no civilians were killed in the Israeli operation, which took place in the Gaza strip controlled by the terrorist group Hamas. The 16 “Palestinians” killed were all anti-Israel terrorists (10 from Islamic Jihad, 6 from “Popular Resistance Committees”).
  14. J-Street officials and conference speakers condemn the very creation of Israel as “wrong” and “unjust.”
  15. J-Street’s extreme anti-Israel activities have caused noted liberal Congresspersons to publicly disassociate themselves from J-Street, including former liberal Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman.  Numerous liberal U.S. Senators and Congresspersons have asked J-Street to remove their names from J-Street’s host committee, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).  Likewise, prominent Israeli left-wing Knesset members such as MK Shneller (Kadima party) condemn J-Street.
  16. J-Street never praises Israel.  None of J-Street’s press releases since J-Street’s inception praise Israel, and virtually all of J-Street’s press releases criticize Israel (confirmed by Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz’s analysis).  J-Street does not support Israel regarding the Iran threat or on any other issue.  J-Street virtually never condemns the Palestinian Authority for inciting terror and its other anti-Israel activities.
  17. J-Street is a pro-Palestinian group that deceptively masquerades as pro-Israel.  Alan Dershowitz says that J-Street’s pro-Israel claims constitute “fraud in advertising.” Admitting J-Street to the Conference of Presidents would give credibility and legitimacy to J-Street’s deception and egregious anti-Israel pro-Palestinian activities.
  18.  Even if one supports a large tent, we all agree that not every group belongs in a large tent.  J-Street’s extreme anti-Israel actions clearly place J-Street outside a “large tent.”   Alan Dershowitz sums it up:  “J Street has harmed Israel more than any American organization.”


Conference of Presidents 50 Member Organizations:




AMEINU (formerly Labor Zionist Alliance), (212) 366-1194,, Pres. Kenneth Bob, CEO Gideon Aronoff




AMERICA-ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE, (212), Chair Kenneth Bialkin, Acting Executive Director Daniella Rilov,




AIPAC (AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE), (202) 639-5200,, Pres. Robert Cohen, Exec. Dir. Howard Kohr, also local AIPAC office – 212 750-411-


AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE, (212), Pres. Stanley Bergman, Exec. VP  David Harris


AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS, (212), Pres. Jack Rosen Exec. Dir. Robert Kesten


AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, (212) 687-6200,, Pres. Penny Blumenstein, CEO Alan H. Gill


AMERICAN SEPHARDI FEDERATION, (212), Pres. David E.R. Dangoor, Exec. Dir. Lynne Winters –


AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT, (212), Pres. Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Exec. Dir. Karen Rubinstein


AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW, (202), Chair James Klutznick, CEO Debra DeLee


AMIT, (212), Pres. Deborah Isaac, Exec. VP Andrew Goldsmith


ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL), (212), National Chair Barry Curtiss-Lusher, National Director Abraham Foxman


ARZA, (212), Chair Rabbi Bennett Miller, Pres. Joshua Weinberg


B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL, (202), Pres. Allan Jacobs, Exec. VP Daniel S. Mariaschin


BNAI ZION, (212), Pres. David Eisenberg, EVP Jack Grunspan


CAMERA, (617)


CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS, (212) 972-3636,, Pres. Rabbi Richard A. Block, President, Exec. VP Rabbi Stephen A. Fox,




EMUNAH OF AMERICA, (212), National Pres. Fran Hirmes, Exec. Dir. Carol Sufian


FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES, (212), Arthur Stark, Nily Falic, Nat’l President, Mjr. Gen. Rsv. Yitzhak J. Gershon, Nat’l Director


HADASSAH, WOMEN’S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, (212) 355-7900,, Pres. Marcie Natan, Exec. Dir. Janice Weinman


HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY, (212), Chair Dale Schwartz, Pres. & CEO Mark Hetfield


JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ASSOCIATION, (212) 532-4949,, Chair Stephen P. Seiden, Pres. & CEO Allan Finkelstein


JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, (212), Chair Susan Turnbull, Exec. Dir. Rabbi Steve Gutow


JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA, (212) 284-6500,, Chair Michael Siegal, Pres. & CEO Jerry Silverman


JEWISH INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS, (202) 667-3900,, Chair Michael Nachman, Exec. Dir. Michael Makovsky


JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE, (212), Pres. Stuart Appelbaum, Exec. Dir. Rita Freedman


JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, (212), Pres.  Jeffrey Levine, President, EVP Russell F. Robinson


JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, (202), Chair Kim Oster-Holstein, Exec. Dir. Loribeth Weinstein




NA’AMAT USA, (212), Pres. Liz Raider, Exec. Dir. Susan Schwartz


NCSJ: ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF JEWS IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE, THE BALTIC STATES & EURASIA, (202), Chair Stephen M. Greenberg, Pres. Aleksander Smukler, Exec. Dir. Mark Levin


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN,  (212), Pres. Debbie Hoffman, Exec. Dir. Nancy K. Kaufman


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL, (212), Pres. Farley I. Weiss, Exec. Dir. Rabbi Perry Tirschwell


ORT AMERICA, INC., (212), Pres. Linda Kirschbaum, Exec. Dir. Alan Klugman


RABBINICAL ASSEMBLY, (212), Pres. Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, EVP Rabbi Julie Schonfeld


RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA, (212), Pres. Rabbi Leonard Matanky, Exec. VP Rabbi Mark Dratch


RELIGIOUS ZIONISTS OF AMERICA, (212), Pres. Rabbi Yosef Blau, Chair Martin Oliner


UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM, (212), Chair Stephen Sacks, Pres. Rabbi Rick Jacobs


UNION OF ORTHODOX JEWISH CONGREGATIONS OF AMERICA, (212) 563-4000,, Pres. Martin Nachimson, Exec. Dir. Rabbi Steven Weil,


UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, (212) 533-7800,, Pres. Richard Skolnik, EVP & CEO Rabbi Steven Wernick


WIZO, (212) 751-6461,, Founding Pres. Evelyn Sommer, Co-President Gail Perl, Co-President Jana Falic


WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM, (212) 650-4050,, Pres. Blair Marks, Exec. Dir. Rabbi Marla Feldman


WOMEN’S LEAGUE FOR CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, (212) 870-1260; 1-800-628-5083,, Pres. Rita Wertlieb,, Exec. Dir. Sarrae Crane


WORKMEN’S CIRCLE, (212) 889-6800,, Pres. Robert A. Kaplan, Exec. Dir. Ann B. Toback


WORLD ORT USA,, Pres. Dr. Jean de Gunzburg


WORLD ZIONIST EXECUTIVE USA, (212) 339-6000,, Chair Kalman Sultanik, Representative of the World Zionist Organization Executive in North America Dr. Simcha Leibovich


ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, (212) 481-1500,, Pres. Mort Klein, Exec. Dir. David Drimer

See also  Alan Dershowitz speech about J Street – his intro to the Miami
Premiere of the new film exposing J-Street:

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  1. @ ArnoldHarris:

    “Before it is too late, work to get a firm economic and military relationship with… any… country that has reason to stand clear of the collapse of the modern Roman Empire.”

    USA may or may not be approaching ‘collapse’ — that is a matter capable of question — but America is not, in ANY case, “the modern Roman Empire.”

  2. You don’t need the American Jews. You can grow an entirely new Jewish nation yourselves, right here on the soil of Eretz-Yisrael.

    This was intended as: “You can grow an entirely new Jewish nation resolves, right there on the soil of Eretz-Yisrael.”

    Which obviously is not here in southern Wisconsin.

    But my fingers were typing faster than my editor’s eye was working.

    In any case, you all know exactly what I was driving at. Ignore the Jewish traitors in the USA and concentrate on building up our Jewish nation in our one true homeland.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI

  3. The leaders and supporters of these liberal Jewish organizations who are now working avidly to poison the Jewish nation and the State of Israel never listen to any Jew outside their own circle. So all this is just a wasted and therefore useless effort.

    The only action that has any merit is for the Jewish nationalist right to coalesce with the religious Jews, for a Knesset majority, and annex Shomrom and Yehuda.

    Israel has sovereign power backed up by a significant armed force, the core of which, if ever needed, are an estimated 200-450 nuclear and thermonuclear weapons.

    In the face of that, all these vile leftists and other self-hating Jews who infest this country and most of western civilization represent nothing whatsoever.

    In any case, none of those swine ever will emigrate to Israel, and for those who do, you wouldn’t want them in any case.

    Concentrate your efforts on what you can do to make Israel strong, safe and with a firmly-developed sense of national purpose.

    America and all it ever has represented is headed for national shipwreck. Not because Obama is president and Kerry is secretary of state. They are the result of the national degradation that has infected the USA, not the cause of it.

    Before it is too late, work to get a firm economic and military relationship with Russia, China, India and any other country that has reason to stand clear of the collapse of the modern Roman Empire.

    You don’t need the American Jews. You can grow an entirely new Jewish nation yourselves, right here on the soil of Eretz-Yisrael.

    Will this all take a while to accomplish? Of course. But that’s one more reason to undertake the national shift as soon as possible.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI

  4. Its a sign of the times support for Israel is declining among liberal Jews. As if they would ever be persuaded to drop their liberal credentials to support Zionism and the Jewish State.

    Dude – like that would ever happen. Dream on.

  5. It is a sign of big trouble that the Conference of Presidents would even consider the anti Jewish J Street. Except for a few organizations like the ZOA the bulk of organized Jewry in America is lacking an authentic Jewish spirit. It is organizations OUTSIDE mainstream Jewry that are the true supporters of Israel. They include Stand With Us, Americas for a Safe Israel and our 1.6 million good friends in Christians United for Israel.
    If J Street is allowed to infiltrate the President’s Conference they will undermine any remaining support for Israel and increase the distance between Israel and a declining American Jewry.

  6. I would like to point out that Livni attended in person the last “J” street assembly. Does anyone in the commenting group know who else from Israel attended representing their parties as well?