by Scott Creighton
***UPDATE*** For the individuals who scanned through my site yesterday, looking at every Palestinian Rights article I have posted, I decided to make this one (the one you seem to be most interested in, Mr. Sisk) a little more prominent and therefore easier for you and your friends to find. So, with that in mind, I am pegging in to the front page for another day.
George Sisk recently wrote an OpEd, published in the State Journal Register of Springfield, Il., titled “In My View: Don’t Blame Israelis for Civilian Deaths“.
This article was sent to me by Scott Humphries with the express purpose that this kind of misinformation must not be allowed to go unchallenged. He is absolutely correct.
It is not surprising that Mr. Sisk would publicly take this point of view considering that he is listed as the chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the self proclaimed “public relations arm” of Springfield Jewish Federation (SJF), whose stated goal is to “…advocate on behalf of Israel...”.
“Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), is the public relations arm of SJF. The JCRC is comprised of members of the Jewish community who keep up to date on issues concerning and of interest to the Jewish community, advocate on behalf of Israel and speak out against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry.” SJF
The SJF is an organization that openly admits on their website mission statement to “... community-wide programming...” on behave of Israel and the Jewish people. All of this is public knowledge and available right on the SJF website that is linked to Mr. Sisk’s email address that he attached to his OpEd piece.
“The mission of the SJF is to serve the Jewish People locally, in Israel, and throughout the world through coordinated fund raising, community-wide programming, social services, and educational activities.” SJF
With so much disinformation and obvious bias in Mr. Sisk’s opinion piece, it is hard to get a grip on where to start.
Let’s begin with Mr. Sisk’s choice of reference material.