J-Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, in an interview with Moment magazine last March, was direct in his denial of Soros funding: â€œWe got tagged as having his support without the benefit of actually getting funded!â€
Well we all know that was a lie ever since the story broke that Soros and his family have provided over a quarter of a million dollars to JStreet. From Wikipedia based on the Washington Times story: Confidential IRS documents obtained by The Washington Times in 2010 showed that George Soros had been a donor to J Street since 2008. The approximately $750,000 from Soros and his family, together with donations from Hong Kong-based businesswoman Ms. Consolacion Esdicul, amounted to about 15% of J Street’s funding since establishment.
But I held my tongue.
I received and email this week from JStreet’s so-called “Rabbinic Cabinet” which continues the same mantra of denial that there was anything wrong with Ben-Ami denying funding from Soros, and playing with semantics.
Now that he has Rabbis covering for him, it gets personal.
Soros is not the main issue – Soros’s is a known entity, without Zionist leanings etc., and he is known to support openly AND covertly those issues he feels strongly about. [Like Prop. 19 in Cali legalizing pot.]
At issue are the immense hubris of Jeremy Ben-Ami and his use of disingenuous practices which harm the Jewish people and Israel.
First he lies about where the money comes from. Then he denies it was a lie. Then he cries foul, and complains that he and JStreet are the target of a smear campaign. I mean you should read the stuff that they publish, as if they are in a totalitarian country being maligned, mistreated, and marginalized, in an attempt to silence them forever. It’s pathetic.
Ben Ami lied to us about Soros’s money, has not fully apologized for it, and is committed to an ongoing game of dodgeball and semantics.
What else is he not telling us the truth about? Remember J Street creates polls that show support for their mission, and these polls are churned out by a company run by their own vice-president. They even paid him and his company 100k for that polling info.
That was last year’s lie. What’s next?