Organizers of the annual Jewish Leadership Conference were forced to scramble to find a venue in New York City this week when the executives at Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage gave them an ultimatum: either Florida Governor Ron DeSantis must not be on the guest speaker list, or the event would need to find another place to gather.
Tikvah Fund leaders Elliott Abrams and Eric Cohen told The Post Friday that museum brass advised them to either disinvite DeSantis or take the annual Jewish Leadership Conference elsewhere.
Cohen said they were shocked by the ultimatum.
“Never before did the museum share their opinions about or seek to assert oversight over our guest speakers,” he said Friday.
Tikvah leaders refused to cancel DeSantis and instead moved the entire event to Pier 60.
The museum leadership claims that political speakers of all stripes are not welcome there, but recent history belies that claim.
“In disbelief, I spoke directly to the museum CEO, Jack Kliger,” Cohen said. “He said that the museum does not host political figures, whether from the left or the right.”
But Cohen noted that the museum had hosted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former Mayor Bill de Blasio, and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo without incident in years past.
All of whom just happen to be Democrats and liberals to boot.
“Mr. Kliger called me the next day and said their decision was final and that Gov. DeSantis would not be allowed to speak,” Cohen said. “He never sent me a written explanation. We have heard nothing since then.”
Perhaps the issue is Governor DeSantis’s address itself.
DeSantis’ speech is titled “The Florida Model — And Why it’s Good for the Jews,” the site states.
That probably would not go over well with New York residents.
The conference will go on, just at another, far more tolerant venue.
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Don’t these NYC Jews realize that the Left hates them!? LOL! Come on, buy a clue! Anyway, aren’t DemComs supposed to be the party of inclusiveness? Why are they always banning and canceling and silencing? Vexing…
The jews are their own worst enemies. They keep voting democrat time and time again, and get the same treatment again and again. When will they learn?
What’s even more perplexing is why DeSantis would want to go to a cesspool like NY in the first place? They should have that annual conference in Florida next year, show them first hand why Florida is better!
A couple of questions here….. Why is Gov. De Santis wasting his time in the veritable center of liberal scum, NYC? How can anyone of sane mind exspect any other reaction from the liberal scum besides banning a well-respected state governor such as Gov. De Santis, who happens to be conservative? Also, why would the Jewish community back a liberal organization, given that liberals are doing their best to minimize Jews and to cause Jews as many problems as possible? Oh, and FJB.
They have never learned any lessons from the decades and are guilty of discrimination and segregation themselves.
Boy I’ll bet the Governor is broke up over this.
Crimes against Jews are up across NYC, I bet every offender was a Biden supporter, what a bunch of cowards and fools run that museum.