Exclusive: Jews For Sarah Website Has Foreign Private Domain Name Registration That Shields True Ownership
Here is the JewsforSarah.com domain registration:
The public head of Jews for Sarah is my old friend "Benyamin" Bertram "Buddy" Korn, Jr. a Chabad hasid from Philadelphia.
Korn appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC show tonight defending Palin's blood libel remark – minus his yarmulke and hat, perhaps to hide his ultra-Orthodox affiliation.
Korn was recently the assistant director of the David S. Wyman Center for Holocaust Studies. Years ago, he was the head of CAMERA's Philadelphia office, busy exposing things like, well, this. In between, he was the editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent.
Korn's father, Bertram Korn, Sr. was a Reform rabbi and a historian.
Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin is an independent group of academic, religious and political leaders, dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Sarah Palin’s political positions in the wider American Jewish community.
We find Ms. Palin’s policy positions on Israel, Iran, national security, fiscal responsibility, energy, and social policy – as well as her record on these issues as governor of Alaska and candidate for Vice President of the United States – to be serious, substantive and politically mainstream.
Though not at present a candidate for any political office, Gov. Palin’s track record in public office has been exemplary, and has withstood the test of the most demanding scrutiny of investigative news media. Gov. Palin’s ongoing contribution to the public discourse in America is welcome.
None of these leaders are named, and the website has private foreign registration, which raises questions about its transparency and about it's true ownership.
Update 7:00 pm 1-15-11 – JewsForSarah.com is registered through Register.com's private domain name / domain masking service:
This matches with what Benyamin Korn told me by email late Friday afternoon. Korn said he registered the domain on the telephone with Register.com and that he had "no clue" about the foreign registration.
I suspect Korn may have opted for private registration without realizing how the registration would display on the Internet.
I asked him who is on the board of JewsForSarah.com and its parent organization, but have not yet received an answer from him.