The AJC, founded in 1906 to combat pogroms against Russian Jews, has a long and honorable history of combatting anti-Semitism and discrimination in all its forms. On March 29, it will hold an event at the Ritz-Carlton to bestow a Human Relations Award on local creative genius Phil Romano. It sounds like a wonderful idea, until one considers how the AJC will use $3,000-$10,000 per table it will collect.
The modern AJC has turned itself into a propaganda arm of Israel’sÂ Likud Party, trying to push America into yet another Mideast pre-emptive debacle, this time against Iran.
Meanwhile, I do have to compliment AJC for developing a nice fundraising ploy to supplement its Jewish support. It regularly holds these events honoring popular non-Jewish business leaders in cities around the country so that friends and admirers feel compelled to write large checks to attend. And with Phil Romano, they picked a good one.
Phil, you deserve the honor. But the AJC does not deserve anybody’s contribution, unless you want to help ignite a humanitarian and financial disaster that will make Iraq and Afghanistan look like walks in the park.