A member of the U.S. Jewish community’s foreign policy umbrella group slammed the withdrawal of an invitation to Sarah Palin to address an anti-Iran rally.
The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs says it was not consulted before the decision by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations was made and wants to know who is “responsible” for the withdrawal of the speaking invitation to the Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor.
Invitations to Palin and all other elected officials were withdrawn on Thursday afternoon, two days after Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) pulled out of the event claiming the Palin invitation made the rally partisan.
JINSA executive director Tom Neumann – In a strongly worded letter to the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents, Malcolm Hoenlein – called the decision “inappropriate and foohardy” and said those who disinvited Palin were imposing “their narrow partisan agenda on a very important undertaking.”
“I call for those who are responsible for this decision to step forward and speak in their own name and not hide behind the skirts of the Conference of Presidents. In disgracing themselves, they disgrace us all,” Neumann wrote.