Protestors Demand Ouster of New CEO from NY’s Center for Jewish History
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, outside the Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, NYC, Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI and JCC Watch.org, led a protest against David Myers, the new President and CEO of the CJH.
Over 200 people assembled in front of the stage set up on W. 16th Street to hear speeches from AFSI's Co-Executive Directors, Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, JCCWatch.org President Richard Allen, ZOA's Liz Berney, AFSI's Charlie Bernhaut, Concerned Citizen Stewart Cahn, Yom HaShoah Committee Chair Lynn Bursky-Tammam, along with rocking music by the trio of brothers, Pey Dalid.
In a voice reverberating with righteous indignation, Helen Freedman said: “We, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH. Enough of the lies and falsehoods. Enough of the revisionist history. The time is NOW, as we stand before the Center of Jewish History - the home of five esteemed institutions - that has allowed itself to be trapped in a quagmire. With David Myers as CEO and President of the Center, it becomes the Center of Revised Jewish History, with the Jewish story, the Jewish entitlement - biblical, historic, and legal, lost in the fi tions and distortions that he brings with him.”
The conglomeration of Jewish groups has said that Myers has preached the "inevitable demise of Israel". Th y also assert that Myers has denied the 4000-yearold history of the Jewish people and the land of Israel.
According to a statement issued by the groups to the media, they reiterated the position of the right of Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel.
“There is no other people that has always made Jerusalem its central core. In the midst of the joy of the Jewish wedding, the glass is shattered, reminding us of our connection to Yerushalayim.
Has David Myers been to the "settlements" in Judea and Samaria? Has he ever been on a trip such as an AFSI Chizuk mission, where we climb the hills of Itamar, Yitzhar, Kedumim, Elon Moreh, Shilo, Eli, and on and on? Has he met the people and seen their homes, schools, work places? If he has, then he knows there is no "occupation" and these are the biblical holy places, and NOT the West Bank. If not, then he must visit them before he condemns them.
How dare Myers excuse the evil terrorism of the Arabs which has been going on since the early 1900's and continues on a daily basis today. He says that it is "frustration" driven. What drivel is that? What humanity is that? Do we excuse mass murderers because they are "frustrated?"
How dare Myers rewrite Jewish history so that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 is questioned, the Israel victories of 1948 and 1967 are declared disasters, and a case of Israel "conquering" its own land, rather than re-claiming it?”
“We, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH
Concerned citizen Stewart Cahn speaking at the rally against the appointment of David Myers as the new president and CEO of the Center of Jewish History