Resignation from the JNF Board

Editor’s Note: Seth Morrison resigned from the JNF board in 2011. The following articles explaining his resignation were originally published in the Forward (December 23, 2011) and +972 Blog (October 24, 2014).

By Seth Morrision

JNF Board Member Quits Over Evictions
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Some of my earliest Jewish memories involve dropping spare change in the Jewish National Fund’s iconic little blue boxes. I was proud that my money would help plant trees in Israel. The JNF, I knew, was making the desert bloom.
As an adult, I became a member of the organization’s Washington, D.C., board and moved from donating extra nickels to raising thousands of dollars for JNF.
Now, I regret to announce that this week I have resigned my board position and am severing all ties with the organization.

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