Sunday, March 23, 2014

J Street should be called "P Street" or "I Street"

From Washington Free Beacon 

J Street Endorses Palestinian Refusal to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Jeremy Ben-Ami
Activist for Palestinian & Iranian positions, Jeremy Ben-Ami /
... the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” advocacy group J Street has declared its support for the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. 
In a statement posted on the group’s website, executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami says that to “keep moving forward, both [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] now need to give a little.”
Netanyahu, he says, must drop his insistence that Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish State because “it is simply unrealistic and unreasonable to expect any Palestinian leader to consent” to such a demand.
Ben-Ami never goes on to say what Abbas “needs to give.”
J Street’s advocacy for the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state follows a nearly unbroken period of advocacy for Palestinian and Iranian interests since the group’s founding in 2008. 
  • J Street took the Hamas position on Israel during Operation Cast Lead later that year, accusing the IDF of war crimes and promoting the discredited Goldstone Report. 
  • It lobbied for the Iranian regime’s position against Iran sanctions. 
  • It defended the terrorists who attacked IDF soldiers on the 2010 Gaza flotilla. 
  • J Street also took the Palestinian and Arab League position on a UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in 2011.
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