The State of Israel’s Jewish-American support

Lozowick counters The Dish on it. And he comes across a good policy to prevent anti-Zionists from bending the mission of groups like J-Street.

Meanwhile, Goldberg gets an email that discusses the mission of groups like J-Street:

That said, I can understand the desire to snub the J Street-sponsored congressmen.  You write that J Street is “not anti-Israel, not by a long shot.”  Well, here is where one gets into the ‘I’m-doing-this-for-your-own-good game.’  As a political moderate (no delusions about peace, but a believer that reaching an arrangement is in Israel’s best interest) and as one the few of my friends who was not all up in arms at Obama’s (sadly-bumbling) attempt to nudge Israel back to the negotiating table, I still find J Street to be arrogant and belligerent.  There’s a fine line between pushing a friend to do something that you believe is in her best interest and taking pleasure in sticking your finger in the eye of someone who has the audacity not to see the correctness of your position.  I believe that J-Street crosses that line.  So while I couldn’t claim that they are anti-Israel – not like, say, Syria – I certainly don’t see them as friends of mine.  And especially now, with Israel’s precarious diplomatic position, we could use less “friends” causing us harm (like being the catalyst of the stir with the congressmen in the first place) in the name of friendship.

But according to the JPost, the “snubbing” of the Congressman seems to be a fiction J-Street is promoting for publicity, like from self-styled “anti-APAIC, anti-Likudnik,” hype-susceptible pundits.

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  1. […] has been undercut by the strong possibility that it’s J-Street hype, as I mentioned here. This blogger treats that possibility from another angle. If people cannot see how radical and a […]

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