The bombshell news that President Trump passed on sensitive Israeli intelligence to the Russians has been met by almost absolute silence from pro-Israel groups.
None of the leading Jewish or pro-Israel groups have put out statements about the disclosure, first revealed by the New York Times. Israeli media is reporting that intelligence officials there are now reconsidering their intelligence-sharing relationship with the U.S.
On Wednesday morning, Twitter feeds of Jewish pro-Israel groups were a string of non-sequiturs. AIPAC’s latest tweet is a video about its campus outreach.
#TuesdayMotivation ???? pic.twitter.com/ySmj5bDlsZ— AIPAC (@AIPAC) May 16, 2017
The Republican Jewish Coalition has been tweeting about the Taylor Force Act. The Zionist Organization of America’s last tweet is a historical photo. The Jewish Federations of North America’s last tweet congratulated a local federation on its hundredth birthday.
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations tweeted about administration statements on the status of Jerusalem. The Anti-Defamation League is tweeting links to an op-ed on Trump’s upcoming Israel trip.
The center-left group J Street was the only one of the bunch to mention the intelligence story in its feed, but the group simply retweeted the New York Times’s piece.
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.
Pro-Israel Groups Silent On Trump’s Israeli Intel Flub