- that when Michael Siegal accepted the White House invitation to a December Party at the White House on our behalf, CEO Jerry had a visible temper tantrum at 25 Broadway because he believed that he should have gone? After all, his "peers," like ADL's one-man show, Foxman, went, so why not CEO Jerry?
- that the head of JFNA-Israel identified herself as JFNA's "CEO" in a wasteful, ridiculous communique to "...a limited list of influential Israelis...?" And that wasn't the worst of it...for this lengthy (characterized as a "short") "update" was one of the most patronizing documents yet produced by an organization that seems to exist for only this purpose. For example, I know of no group other than the most involved Jews in our federations that is more knowledgeable of the nuances in American politics than are Israelis -- the "update" presumes that "Israeli influentials" know nothing. Just another waste of precious staff time for the Seinfeldian "nothing."
- that the JFNA Israel Office staff includes...a Director General, an Assistant Director, a Special Assistant to the Director General, an Executive Assistant and a Program Coordinator -- all in the "Executive Office?" What would you guess the personnel total is in the JFNA Israel Office: 10, 17, 22, 27, 35....higher? (For the answer, see below) And what do these folks do? What are their goals, accomplishments? What is their accountability?
The answer: 27 (not including 10 federation Israel representatives)