Apparently the J in J Street stands for anything but Jewish. J Street, a left-wing lobby that is hostile to the Jewish State, likes to claim that it’s Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace.
The reality is that it’s just Anti-Israel. And Anti-Jewish.
In a development that is not sending shockwaves through the pro-Israel community, 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.”
Israel has done nothing but give, infinitely and endlessly. Just to get Abbas to negotiate, Israel had to release terrorists with blood on their hands.
This latest move by the anti-Israel group is a reminder of why The J Street Challenge remains important and relevant.