Who is the Emergency Committee for Israel



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ECI: Playing Politics with National Security since 2010

"ECI is a decidedly right-wing affair. ECI board members include William Kristol, editor and founder of the Weekly Standard and cofounder of the Foreign Policy Initiative; Rachel Abrams, wife of notorious Iran-Contra veteran Elliott Abrams; and Gary Bauer, a well-know Christian Zionist who leads the lobby groups American Values and Keep Israel Safe and serves on the executive board of John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel." -- Right Web

ECI's rhetoric is not pro-Israel

Bill Kristol: Inconceivable!

Did you know?

  • POLITICO wonders how relevant groups like ECI can claim to be (spoiler alert: not very)

  • Just a month after Bill Kristol publicly declared that on Israel he is “happy to agree with Obama to a considerable degree,” ECI did a complete about-face in an ad attacking the President. The intent, said Executive Director Noah Pollack, was “to remind people of what a truly terrible President he’s been when it’s come to Israel.” [1]
    Forward June 14, 2012: http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/157810/bomb-iran-says-bill-kristols-eci/#ixzz1zxf4Gl2u

  • Even the people that the Emergency Committee of Israel cites have criticized ECI's ads! Writer Spencer Ackerman, Anti-Defamation League Executive Director Abe Foxman1, and lawyer/professor Alan Dershowitz2 have all distanced themselves from ads quoting them.
    The Emergency Committee for Israel Cries Wolf: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/03/the-emergency-committee-for-israel-cries-wolf.html
    My Name Was on an Advertisement I Do Not Support: Alan Dershowitz. http://forward.com/articles/152472/eci-should-distinguish-friend-from-foe/#ixzz208TWSsXB