J Street's Ben Ami Worked For Firm That Helped Set Up Anti-Israel Campus Campaign

....According to former Israeli diplomat and communications consultant Lenny Ben-David, writing in Pajamas Media, Ben Ami served as senior vice-president of Fenton Communications which signed contracts with a Qatari foundation to lead an 18-month long anti-Israel campaign in the United States with focus on university campuses. The text of the contract called for “An international public opinion awareness campaign that advocates for the accountability of those who participated in attacks against schools in Gaza.”

.....Ben-David also poses the question whether J Street’s refusal to condemn the U.N. Goldstone Report on Gaza, had anything to do with Fenton; or whether Fenton had anything to do with J Street’s support for Rep. Donna Edwards, who refused to sign a congressional resolution supporting Israeli actions in Gaza. Importantly, Ben-David also reveals that Ben-Ami has falsely claimed that J Street has only about five Arab and Muslim donors, when in fact the U.S. Federal Election Commission shows more than 30 such contributors, many with ties to Arab-American organizations.

.....J Street has also produced a YouTube video which purports to show prominent Israelis speaking in support of J Street when in fact, of the eleven interviewed, only three mention J Street at all, one of whom – Colette Avital – is a J Street employee (Lenny Ben-David, ‘Showdown on J Street,’ Pajamas Media, October 20, 2009).

Recently, J Street invited as a keynote speaker for its upcoming conference Salam Al-Marayati, someone who has called for Israel’s destruction, stating that ‘the establishment by force, violence and terrorism of a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948’ was ‘unjust’ and ‘a crime,’ and who has vowed to ‘work to overturn the injustice.’

Read the full ZOA press release



Copyright © Jewish Internet Defense Force
All Rights Reserved

LEGAL:
The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the JIDF. The content is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company or individual. This site's intention is to do no harm, to not injure others, defame, or libel. All data and information provided on this site is for informational, educational, and/or entertainment purposes only. The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) makes no representations as to accuracy, currentness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use, or access to this site. We are not responsible for translation or interpretation of content. We are not responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious or other laws from the reader’s country of origin. All information is provided on an as-is basis with no warranties, and confers no rights. We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services or for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such information on the Jewish Internet Defense Force site. This site includes links to other sites and blogs operated by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to you and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein. We have not reviewed all of the information on other sites and are not responsible for the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through other sites. The inclusion of these links in no way indicates their endorsement, support or approval of the contents of this site or the policies or positions of the JIDF. We have the right to edit, remove or deny access to content that is determined to be, in our sole discretion, unacceptable. These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use this blog and the Website. The JIDF is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Related Posts with Thumbnails