Skip to comments.JDC Chief: Young Jews Less Willing to Give to Israel
Posted on 05/28/2014 12:59:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
When Arnon Mantver was a boy, somewhere back in the 1950s, his parents owned a fruit juice factory in Petah Tikva. This status earned him quite a lot of insults. We employed 10 workers, and barely made a living, recalls Mantver, who has been director of JDC-Israel, the local arm of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, since 1995. But people in the youth movement called me a capitalist. Free enterprise was not considered the right thing at that time.
The young capitalist, who is leaving his job this month, did not live a life of luxury. When he wasnt at school he helped his father distribute juice (We worked, we didnt talk), and when his friends went to see the fireworks on Independence Day he washed bottles in the factory.
His parents were sure he would stay with the business, but Mantver rebelled: Another family experience actually forged his professional career. Back in Ukraine, his parents, who owned a large plant for making wine, had been hidden from the Nazis by loyal workers. His father lived with his family in a hole in the ground for 22 months; his mother and her family were hidden somewhere else. They came to Israel with 5-year-old Arnon in 1950, and he already knew from a very young age what he wanted to do: to work in the absorption of new immigrants.
After the his army service as an education officer, Mantver went to work for the Immigrant Absorption Ministry as a caseworker dealing with immigrant families. He climbed the ladder to the most senior ranks, but nothing he did prepared him for what happened in 1989, only six months after being appointed head of the Jewish Agency's Aliyah and Absorption Department.
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It is largely up to the good Christians of the world to protect and support Israel in light of all the Satanic forces arrayed against her keeping her little Promised Land. Some Jews support her but alas they are not enough.
The Lord will see to it that what’s needed will be there when it’s needed.
Christian fundies generally will remain friends of Israel due to their theological view of the confluence of Old Testament and New Testament prophesied events. (I think this is a correct view.) Jews themselves are going to be dragged along screaming, as it were, to their salvations. I think God chose those people in order to prove that if He could save them, He could save anybody.
If the silly socialists had not been socialist, Israel would be more successful and wealthy.
Ironically, the excess regulation & taxation which is the heart and soul of socialism made Israel the only place in the world where Jews would go broke without outside help.
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