Good news for the Uri L’Tzedek gang which staged a phony non-boycott of Agriprocessors Kosher Meat based on 5 news stories they read online, and are now cashing in to the tune of 60 big boys for their phony organization. Phony social activism sounds like a good business to be in. Doesn’t it?
As reported on the useless wankers own site, Bikkurim will be turning over office space, access to professional networks and services and funding worth 60 grand. Which amounts to Bikkurim telling Ari Hart, Shmuly Yanklowitz that they did good and now it’s time for them to earn their stripes by going after more Jewish groups.
Now you probably never heard of Bikkurim and if you go to their site, you’ll read a whole bunch of vague do-gooder crap. But when you take a look at what they fund, it gets real interesting. Here’s some highlights.
Footsteps provides social, emotional, health awareness, educational, and vocational resources to individuals who are growing beyond their ultra-orthodox and Chasidic Jewish communities and who choose to enter mainstream America.
Now that’s a really fancy way of saying that Footsteps is an Ex-Orthodox group encouraging teens and adults to leave Judaism. Bikkurim doesn’t just fund Footsteps but serves as their mailing address. Sultan Knish claimed to have found evidence that Footsteps.org was a scam. But whether that’s true or not, it’s pretty obvious what their goal is.
Next Bikkurim funds
Canfei Nesharim, 2004
Canfei Nesharim (“the wings of eagles”) is an organization of Orthodox Jews who are dedicated to educating the Orthodox community about the importance of protecting the environment from the perspective of Jewish tradition and Halacha (Jewish law).
Basically the environmentalist equivalent of Uri L’Tzedek. Left wing activists trying to repackage a left wing agenda under Orthodox colors. So if you can’t knock the religion out of ‘em with Footsteps, bring em on board with Canfei Nesharim and Uri L’Tzedek. But it gets even better with,
ENCOUNTER is an educational organization dedicated to providing emerging Jewish leaders from across the religious and political spectrum with exposure to Palestinian narratives and realities.
Wow sure sounds great Biff. But what is all that really about?
Motivated by the impassioned Jewish commitment to hokhma (wisdom) and binah (understanding), ENCOUNTER cultivates informed Jewish leadership on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by bringing participants on journeys to Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
So in other words Encounters funds Jewish tours to enemy territory in order to hear enemy propaganda. Here’s how it works
I recently spent a few days in the West Bank town of Bethlehem with a group of future rabbis, Jewish educators and Dorot Fellows on a trip called Encounter, which takes future Jewish leaders from North America who are studying in Israel into the West Bank to meet with Palestinian activists and stay in Palestinian homes.
We met with representatives of Open Bethlehem, a group attempting to garner worldwide support against Israel’s construction of the separation barrier around Bethlehem, which has effectively ruined its tourist-based economy.
We walked in the shadow of the separation barrier, which separates the West Bank from Israel and the Jewish settlements. We listened to the personal stories of a professor from Al-Quds University, a Christian Bible teacher, and a mother who was forced to divorce her multimillionaire husband because Israel wouldn’t let him live with her in the West Bank and she wasn’t allowed to leave with her son. And we met with representatives of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization who had spent the preceding days prepping their colleagues for their trip to the Annapolis conference.
Throughout the trip a sense of hopelessness hung over our heads. My host for the night, Osama, a news anchor for the Palestine News Network, spoke about his wishes to travel in the future.
Yeah I bet Osama would love to travel. And hopefully Encounters can fulfill his dreams. Oh but it gets way better than that.
“Would you like to see two independent states, living side by side?” I asked them both at dinner on our first day.
“No,” Osama replied with conviction. “Even if we had our own state, Israel would still control us. We have no airport, and all of our borders are with Israel. They give us our food, our water, our electricity. If we do something they don’t like, they would strangle us and cut us off from the rest of the world like they have done in Gaza. Two states could never work.”
I have to admit, she made a convincing argument. One country with everyone living in harmony? It sounds fantastic to me. I’d love to see a place where ethnicity and religion have little impact on society, but of course there’s reality to deal with. We decided to change the subject.
Yes most convincing. Death to Israel. All Hail Osama. Funded by Bikkurim. Listed on the Bikkurim website.
That’s the august company that Uri L’Tzedek joins. A left wing incubator funded by a prominent left wing family which promotes an agenda of undermining Israel and Judaism. I could follow the chain of front groups that fund places like Bikkurim through other front groups and it would stretch a long way. Suffice it their goal is to fund left wing Jewish groups for agendas like this. That’s the graduating class Uri L’Tzedek joined through its blackmail of Kosher meat. Now they have their payday and their devil’s bargain. Hope they enjoy it. I’m sure we’ll see them around shaking down more Jewish organizations and businesses and trying to intimidate them into following their backers’ left wing agenda.