Five heavyweight organizations have joined forces to correct what they consider the unfair treatment of Israel’s war in Gaza. The American Jewish Committee (AJC), The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish organizations have formed what they call the “10/7 Project.” Its executive director, Josh Isay, claims: “Having these five organizations work together in this fashion is unprecedented and shows how important American Jewry believes this moment is to the State of Israel to combatting Jewish hate in America and the world.” Isay cut his teeth in Washington as the full-time chief of staff for Sen. Charles Schumer, 1997-2000. He’s been the cofounder and CEO of SKDK, a public affairs and political consulting firm, specializing in Democratic Party politicians the last 20 years.
Unstated, of course, is the role of the mass killing of Palestinian civilians, carried out by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s War Cabinet, in fomenting hatred. Most Jews in Israel consider Netanyahu to be dangerous to their country, and it would be wrong to characterize these Israelis as showing “Jewish hate.” But clearly these organizations find it advantageous to conflate Netanyahu’s policies with Judaism.
The five, according to Axios, are funding a “centralized communications operation that aims to provide newsrooms and policymakers with fact-based information on the war. It will also engage in rapid response efforts to try to ensure media coverage is accurate and fair about the war in real-time.” In normal English, this translates to: We want media coverage that agrees with what we claim are facts and we will monitor and put pressure on media outlets that diverge from our line.