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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

J Street Shows Its Hand

I've stayed out of the controversy over J Street, the supposedly "pro-Israel, pro-Peace" group founded by out-of-popularity Israeli peaceniks and left-wing Americans.

With all my coverage of Democratic attempts to destroy the American health care system, I haven't had the time to cover J-Street's attempt to weaken Israel by delegitimizing Israel's right to self-defense and self-determination.

J-Street is a ruse. We've seen this before. Only Israel is wrong. Only Israel is brought up on charges when it defends itself. Only the Jewish people's millennial history in the Holy Land is illegitimate, while the Palestinians' 40-year old national identity is sacrosanct.

J-Street is just the latest in a long line of attempts to weaken Israel one cut at a time. "Zionism is racism" may not be the official line any more at the UN, but everything groups like J Street do is part of the same meme.

Which is why J-Street felt the need to use the slogan, "pro-Israel, pro-Peace" even though its agenda was neither. It was a slight of hand.

Now J-Street has shown its cards. As reported by the Jerusalem Post:
J Street's university arm has dropped the "pro-Israel" part of the left-wing US lobby's "pro-Israel, pro-peace" slogan to avoid alienating students.
Of course we would not want to alienate anti-Israel students on campus. That would be so politically incorrect. Pro-Palestinian groups feel no such compunction or embarrassment.

What does it tell you that J-Street has backed away so quickly from its "pro-Israel" slogan with its student arm? Let me guess; they really don't mean it.

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  1. I've never heard of J Street until now. It pays to know the enemy, doesn't it!? My husband and I are Christians and pray for Israel all the time to be kept safe. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Just a little nit to pick...
    There is not now, nor has there ever been, a nation called Palestine. Palestine is an area, which has encompassed many nations, but never one called Palestine.
    How can one form a national identity when one has no nation?
    I get the point of the post. This is just a fingernails-on-chalkboard reaction.