Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI and JCC Watch have announced plans for demonstrations to be held at the Center for Jewish History on September 27 and October 18 to protest the hiring of David Myers as President and CEO of the CJH. It is located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, NYC.
Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, Co-Executive Directors of AFSI, ask, “How was David Myers, former Professor at UCLA, selected to be President and CEO of such a prestigious institution as the Center for Jewish History? How does someone clearly aligned with Peace Now, the New Israel Fund, J Street, and BDS sympathizers, qualify for a position where five estimable institutions will be guided by his anti-Israel stance? Can a man who talks about the ‘deep wound of the Naqba‘ and ‘Israel’s role in the dispossession of Palestinians‘ properly teach the history of the Jewish people? As a member of If Not Now, Myers called for a ‘stop to the occupation of the West Bank.’ How is it possible for someone who doesn’t understand Israel’s entitlement to its biblical promised land to be placed in a position of control over the Center for Jewish History?”
Richard Allen, founder and leader of JCC Watch, has called for “full disclosure as to who was behind the selection of David Myers as President and CEO of CJH.” He states, “Hiring a clear foe of Israel and someone who distorts Jewish history, does the Jewish community a terrible disservice. Myers must be fired.”
The Wednesday, September 27 demonstration at the Center for Jewish History will take place from 6-7:30 PM. All those who are properly incensed by this betrayal of Jewish interests are invited to participate. Bring flags and signs.
The Wednesday, October 18 demonstration will also be at the Center for Jewish History, from 4:30-6:30 PM. Again, flags, signs, balloons, are all welcome. Most importantly, alert your family, friends, and neighbors.