WASHINGTON (JTA) — A new initiative that aims to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on campuses named as its leader the director of a Christian Zionist group.
David Brog, who directs Christians United for Israel, will assume the leadership of Campus Maccabees, the Forward reported this week.
Campus Maccabees is an initiative of the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and the Israeli-American entertainment mogul Haim Saban. Adelson is a major supporter of Republican candidates and Saban backs Democrats, both are prominent pro-Israel donors and have cooperated in the past.
Brog, who is Jewish, is expected to resign as CUFI’s director but remain involved with the organization, the Forward reported.
CUFI’s annual Washington conference takes place next week.