Who would have thought that openly supporting an event commemorating the 45th anniversary of the killing of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, would be such problem for several jewish organizations in a very jewish South Florida city.
Believe it, because it is happening.
The non-profit organization The Truth About Israel, which was founded in 2013 by Ambassador Danny Ayalon to educate individuals on all that is Israel, is also being honored by for its work at the upcoming The Truth About Israel Gala being held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Boca Raton businessman Steve Alembik, who is putting on the event, recently told the Shark Tank that only 3 of the area Temples and Jewish Community Centers are helping to promote the event to their congregations and supporters because of the nature of the event.
Alembik adds that his team of volunteers has only faced opposition from the jewish community and not from churches, who have all showed support and agreed to share the details of the gala with their congregations.
As my team has been seeking support from the Jewish Community here in Boca Raton for the Truth About Israel Gala, they have been rebuked by every Temple JCC & Federation Group as they have all but 3 refused to make their members aware of The Truth About Israel Gala. On the other hand – THE CHURCHES – have welcomed us with open arms.”-Steve Alembik
What is causing these jewish organizations to refuse supporting such a worthy effort?
Could this be politically motivated? You betcha!
Ambassador Ayalon, who is considered to be very conservative, joins Republican U.S. Representatives Brian Mast, Ron DeSantis, and Claudia Tenney.
The event’s key note speaker is Olympian Mark Spitz, who is also known to be Republican.
You still don’t believe this rebuke by jewish organizations is politically charged?
Why aren’t Democratic members of Congress like Reps. Lois Frankel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Ted Deutch attending the event?
I can understand Frankel and Wasserman Schultz, who represent districts north and south of Boca Raton, but why is Deutch not attending this important event in the very district he represents?
What many people need to understand is that within the jewish community of Boca Raton, a disconnect with the ongoing struggles in Israel exists.
The Truth About Israel Gala will take place on Aug. 30.
To learn more about the event by clicking here.