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In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Rabbi Jonathan Greenberg joins host Mike Siegel to discuss the American Jewish community’s relationship with leftism and Israel, as well as Black Lives Matter’s support of the BDS Movement. Rabbi Greenberg is the Vice President of the Hyam Salomon Center and well respected on issues of foreign policy.
This podcast seeks to bring greater exposure to the danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement’s fight against the state of Israel. After listening to this podcast, you will have a greater understanding of the opposition to Israel within the United States today.
In this episode, topics discussed include:
- The reason many American reformed Jews are not supportive of the state of Israel
- The concept of intersectionality and how it affects support within the United States for Palestine
- George Soros’ funding of Black Lives Matter and how that connects to the state of Israel today
- The United States’ foreign aid to Israel and how it really benefits the United States’ economy
- The anti-Zionist position’s switch to contain anti-Semitics instead of just people who oppose the state of Israel
Jonathan Greenberg currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Haym Salomon Center. Jonathan is a respected voice on foreign policy whose work has been carried in The Jerusalem Post, New York Daily News, New York Post, The Washington Times, The Hill, The New York Observer, The Daily Caller, and numerous other publications.
Prior to joining the Haym Salomon Center, Jonathan spent two years as a Vice President at the Illinois Policy Institute, one of the country’s premier free-market think tanks. Jonathan spent more than five years at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, first in the Washington office and, later, as Midwest Political Director where he was responsible for 95 Congressional districts across nine states.
Jonathan was ordained a rabbi by Hebrew Union College in 2006. He has a masters degree in Public Affairs and a bachelors in Political Science, both from Indiana University.