Josh Block of The Israel Project reportedly made derogatory comments about Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal in an email exchange with a Voice of America producer that was laced with sexist overtones. The Intercept obtained the emails through a FOIA request made by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.
Josh Block brings an in-your-face style to his new job as head of The Israel Project. He is also leading sweeping changes at the fast-growing advocacy group.
The Israel Project, known for advocacy with a velvet glove, is set to name ex-AIPAC’er Josh Block as CEO, presaging big changes in style and substance.
Eric Alterman blasts back at Josh Block, a self-appointed guardian of pro-Israel policy. Alterman says there’s nothing ‘anti-Semitic’ about taking on Israel’s right-wing.
Josh Block has set off alarm bells by harshly criticizing liberal groups that take on Israel. The feud exposes lines between legitimate debate over Israel and anti-Semitism.
We have all been taught to fight anti-Semitism wherever it exists. That’s why it is so shameful when the label ‘anti-Semitism’ is tossed around for political gain.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee spokesman Josh Block is stepping down from his post at the pro-Israel lobby and setting up shop as a consultant for Democrats. Block, who has been AIPAC’s spokesman for the past 9 years, will be starting a new Washington media consulting firm with former Clinton White House aide Lanny Davis.
It happens even to a powerful media-savvy organization.