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Dershowitz – ‘Why J Street Attacked Sarah Palin’

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

The solution to the “Palestinian” curse on Israel

From Dershowitz – ‘Why J Street Attacked Sarah Palin’

Alan M. Dershowitz

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Shortly after Sarah Palin provoked a barrage of criticism for her use of the term “blood libel,” a Democratic Congressman named Steve Cohen compared Republican statements about the Obama health care reform to “the big lie” told by Joseph Goebbels, saying it’s “like [a] blood libel. The same kind of thing.” Cohen further posited, “the Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust.” For the most part the left excoriated Palin for being insensitive to Jewish suffering, while the right has either defended her use of that historical term or has given her a pass on it. I am one of the few liberal Democrats who, while criticizing her use of crosshairs in indentifying contested congressional seats, found nothing objectionable in her use of “blood libel” as a metaphor to describe what she regarded as a false accusation of complicity in the bloodletting in Tucson. I have heard little from the left regarding Congressman Cohen’s more extreme statements.

The irony, of course, is that many of the same people on the left who criticized Palin for insensitively to Jewish suffering, have themselves contributed to Jewish suffering by unfairly demonizing the Jewish state and trivializing the increase in global anti-Semitism. They have also given a pass to those on the hard left who have used Holocaust and Nazi references in mischaracterizing Israeli self defense actions.

Consider the case of Norman Finkelstein, a hero of the hard left. Finkelstein regularly uses Nazi references in his attacks on Israel. He has said the following about the Israeli Defense Forces: “[I] can’t imagine why Israel’s apologists would be offended by a comparison with the Gestapo.” (This same formulation has been used by Finkelstein’s British clone, Gilad Atzmon and by others on the hard left.) Most recently, Finkelstein, who regularly refers to the Holocaust as a “circus,” responded to a critic with the words “Heil Hitler,” and to Israeli President Shimon Peres’ Christmas greeting to the Christian world with the words, “And a ‘Heil Hitler!’ to you too.”

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Yet, although J Street, which claims to be a pro-Israel lobby, went out of its way to criticize Palin’s remarks, it has not leveled comparable criticism against Finkelstein and other prominent leftists who abuse the language of Jewish suffering. The reason is obvious: Many J Street supporters adore Finkelstein, cheer him at his lectures and echo his demonization of Israel. J Street does not go after Finkelstein for the same reason it refused to go after Richard Goldstone: If it did, it would lose support from many on the hard left, which it is trying to cultivate. (One of J Street’s leading activist and supporters, Letty Pogrebin, has praised Goldstone as a modern day prophet and supported the most egregious statements made in his report.)

It has not leveled comparable criticism

against prominent leftists who abuse

the language of Jewish suffering

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Liberal Democrat Jewish Congressman slams Jewish organization for backing anti-Israel UN resolution

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

J Street hit a new low. Ackerman exposes them for their anti Israel and anti Jew stance and now they there best to get other jew haters to condemn Israel

Previously Posted Ackerman exposed the J Street for there anti-Israel and anti-Jew stance From http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/liberal-democrat-jewish-congressman-slams-jewish-organization-for-backing-anti-israel-un-resolution/

We all know J-STREET, that anti-Israel, pro-Obama, George Soros-funded self-hating Jewish organization that Barack Obama uses as a beard to make people think he isn’t a Jew-hater.


FOX NEWS– -A liberal Jewish congressman tore into the liberal Jewish lobbying firm J Street this week, saying the organization’s “brains have fallen out” after it urged the Obama administration not to veto a proposed U.N. resolution condemning Israel.
Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., effectively cut ties with J Street, a group that raised campaign money for him last year, in a searing press release Tuesday. The tipping point was the group’s call for the administration to clear the way for a Palestinian-backed proposal at the U.N. Security Council condemning Israel’s settlement expansion.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that J-Street is not an organization with which I wish to be associated,” Ackerman said. (What took you so long, Gary?)

J Street bills itself as the voice for “pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” and is often critical of Israel’s policies in the process. That hasn’t stopped Ackerman from associating with the group before, but the organization’s stance on the resolution triggered a harsh response.

“The decision to endorse the Palestinian and Arab effort to condemn Israel in the U.N. Security Council is not the choice of a concerned friend trying to help. It is rather the befuddled choice of an organization so open-minded about what constitutes support for Israel that its brains have fallen out,” he said. “America really does need a smart, credible, politically active organization that is as aggressively pro-peace as it is pro-Israel. Unfortunately, J-Street ain’t it.”

Ackerman accused the Palestinians of refusing to make “unilateral gestures of good faith” and sending Obama administration-led peace talks into a “dead end.” ”But astonishingly, it is Israel that J-Street would put in the stocks in the public square,” he said.
J Street outlined its original position in a Jan. 20 statement, reasoning that since U.S. policy holds that Israel should stop building settlements, the United States should not be opposed to a U.N. resolution condemning them.

“The resolution introduced in the United Nations Security Council this week condemns Israel’s ongoing settlement activity and calls on both parties to continue negotiating final status issues in an effort to resolve the conflict in the short term. These are sentiments that we share and that we believe a majority of Jewish Americans and friends of Israel share,” the group said.
“However, if the resolution does come to a vote, we urge the Obama administration to work to craft language, particularly around Jerusalem, that it can support condemning settlement activity and promoting a two-state solution,” the group said. “While we hope never to see the state of Israel publicly taken to task by the United Nations, we cannot support a U.S. veto of a resolution that closely tracks long-standing American policy and that appropriately condemns Israeli settlement policy.”

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Ackerman exposed the J Street for there anti-Israel and anti-Jew stance

Posted by avideditor on January 25, 2011

J Street hit a new low. Ackerman exposes them for their anti Israel and anti Jew stance

From Ackerman Lowers the Boom on J Street

My sense that J Street crossed a line by urging the Obama administration endorsement of a one-sided UN resolution condemning Israel is vindicated by this remarkable statement just issued by Rep. Gary Ackerman, the top Democrat on the House’s Middle East Subcommittee:

ACKERMAN BLASTS J-STREET SUPPORT FOR UN CONDEMNATION OF ISRAEL

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), the presumed Ranking Democratic member of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia issued the following statement today:

“After learning of J-Street’s current public call for the Obama Administration to not veto a prospective UN Security Council resolution that, under the rubric of concern about settlement activity, would effectively and unjustly place the whole responsibility for the current impasse in the peace process on Israel, and—critically—would give fresh and powerful impetus to the effort to internationally isolate and delegitimize Israel, I’ve come to the conclusion that J-Street is not an organization with which I wish to be associated.

It is not Israel that is refusing to enter final status negotiations. It is not Israel that has refused again and again to make unilateral gestures of good faith (recall the hundreds of West Bank security checkpoints and roadblocks removed, and the 10 month settlement freeze). It is not Israel that is now trying to force the peace process back in to the same dead-end from which the Obama Administration has spent the past month trying to extract itself. But astonishingly, it is Israel that J-Street would put in the stocks in the public square.

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Secret is Out: Pro-PA Billionaire George Soros Funds J Street

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 26, 2010

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I would have titled this article, “It’s Official: Pro-PA Billionaire George Soros Funds J Street” had anyone asked me. They didn’t. If this was a secret, it was one of the worst kept secrets in known history.. …. Ellie Katz.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Pro-Palestinian Authority billionaire George Soros, who once said Israeli and American policies fuel anti-Semitism, helps fund the J Street lobby that is sympathetic to Hamas, The Washington Times revealed Saturday. Soros never was a supporter of  Zionist activities, and a biography of him states that Judaism “did not express itself in a sense of tribal loyalty that would have led him to support Israel.”

He has long been rumored to be behind the left-wing political lobby, but J Street previously denied that he contributed money to the group until now.

“George Soros very publicly stated his decision not to be engaged in J Street when it was launched — precisely out of fear that his involvement would be used against the organization,” the J Street website stated before The Times questioned it about Soros. The site immediately was changed to read, “J Street has said it doesn’t receive money from George Soros, but now news reports indicate that he has in fact contributed.”

Times’ reporter Eli Lake said that the newspaper obtained tax forms revealing that Soros and his two children gave J Street nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Soros originally helped found J Street as an alternative lobby to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), whose pro-Israel polices angered him. He contributed heavily in an attempt to defeat President Bush when he ran for re-election in 2004, telling The New York Times that getting rid of Bush was  the “central focus of my life” and “a matter of life and death.”

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I have previously written 3 other posts on George Soros:

‘The Aktions of George Soros; Holocaust Survivor’ by Ellie Katz

A Visit from Mr. Michael Vachon, Director of Communications for Soros Fund Management by Ellie Katz

Why George Soros’ Ideas Won’t Bring Peace…and What Will by Ellie Katz

Books:

George Soros: An Illustrated Biography of the World’s Most Powerful Investor by Kaoru Kurotani

Masquerade: Dancing Around Death in Nazi Occupied Hungary by Tivadar Soros

From Glezele Vayne

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Delusional extreme left wing group J Street cries anti-semitism when they ARE the anti-semites

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

Is opposing J Street anti-Semitic?: During a visit to Jerusalem this past week, President Obumbler’s head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism blasted Michael Oren’s remarks about the pro-Israel, pro-‘peace’ J-Street lobby as ‘unfortunate.’
In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Rosenthal, who once served on J street’s board of directors, said she opposes blurring the lines between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel.

“It is not 1939,” she said. “We have the state of Israel. We have laws in countries that are holding people accountable.”
Really? Which laws? In what countries? Surely not in Sweden, for example.
While the U.S. administration embraced J Street, which lends its unqualified support to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Israeli government turned a cold shoulder to the group. Obama’s national security adviser, General James Jones, gave the keynote speech at the conference, while Israel sent a low-level official, claiming that J Street works against Israel’s interests.

Rosenthal, who also served on the board of directors of left-wing group Americans for Peace Now, said she believed Oren “would have learned a lot” if he had participated in J Street’s conference.

“I came away realizing what a generational divide there is and I don’t know how it is in Israel. Young people want to be part of the discussion, they feel they have fresh ideas and they feel that we have to end the stalemate,” she said.

Rosenthal strongly believes that new and different voices need to be heard regarding Israel in the American Jewish community.

“We need to have as many people coming together to try and put an end to this crisis, the matzav [situation] can not continue – it’s unacceptable and that’s why I always paid my membership to AIPAC, but I have always paid my membership to Americans for Peace Now – because they all need to be supported and they all need to be at the table.”

“We may disagree on different paths to get there – but we need to at least admit that peace is the goal and security is the goal,” she said.
The situation here may not be acceptable but the reality here is that it’s not coming to an end anytime soon either. The ‘Palestinians’ want to obliterate us from the face of the earth. Peaceniks like Rosenthal don’t get that.

Ironically, as you may recall, Michael Oren favors unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, which puts him far closer to the Obama administration’s views than about 96% of Israel’s Jews. But even Oren understands that opposing sanctions on Iran is over the line. Rosenthal – and her boss in the White House – apparently do not.

Rosenthal’s remarks lead to the conclusion that while opposing Israel is not anti-Semitic, opposing J Street is, because it ostensibly excludes some Jews from the public political debate on Israel. She doesn’t address the double standard that J Street poses by excluding all opposing viewpoints from its events. Whatever, there are some viewpoints that are so repulsive that we should not be obligated to hear them.

Martin Luther King believed that in this day and age, non-Jews who oppose Israel do so out of anti-Semitism, and indeed, one look at the signs at any anti-Israel rally in Europe or the US ought to be enough to convince anyone with an open mind that the protesters are motivated by anti-Semitism and not ‘just’ by anti-Zionism. On the other hand, for Israelis and their true supporters, opposing and discrediting the Saudi-funded J Street, which does not take Israel’s existence for granted, and which is uncomfortable with calling itself pro-Israel, is a sine qua non. Not to mention that many of J Street’s ‘Jewish’ supporters may not be halachically Jewish anyway.

No wonder so much of the American Jewish community opposed Rosenthal’s appointment. Her views are way out of the Jewish mainstream.

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Rosenthal was slammed by Jewish leaders across the board for her remarks – even by leaders who support Obama.
“I was surprised to see an official of the American government commenting on the positions taken by Ambassador Oren,” said Alan Solow, who is a long-time supporter of US President Barack Obama, is considered close to the administration, and is the chairman of the New York-based Conference of Presidents.

Rosenthal’s comments “go beyond her responsibilities,” he said, and reflected only her “personal feelings.”

“I’ve had any number of conversations with people in the administration who interact regularly with Ambassador Oren, and they have spoken very highly of him. The comments are especially inappropriate given the fact that the administration is actively involved in trying to advance the peace process and its relationship with Israel on a variety of fronts,” he added.

Josh Block, a spokesman for AIPAC, the largest Israel advocacy group in Washington, said “AIPAC totally agrees with the sentiment expressed by Alan Solow and the Conference of Presidents, and those views are widely held by members of the Conference.”

A senior Jewish official in Washington who asked to remain anonymous called the Rosenthal interview, published in Haaretz on Thursday, “a very troubling occurrence. I can’t recall a circumstance in which an American diplomat criticized an ambassador of any country in such a significant way.”

The official said news reports that Jewish leaders are calling the White House to protest the interview “are accurate.”

Another senior Jewish official who asked not to be named called her comments “unfair to [Oren].”
Something tells me she won’t keep her mouth shut the next time either.

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Is the J in J street for Jihadi? J Street’s Saudi connection

Posted by avideditor on December 23, 2009

J Street’s Saudi connection: “Lenny Ben David finds hints of Saudi money supporting the pro-Israel pro-peace lobby at J Street.Why does J Street push the Saudi initiative? Perhaps the answer lies in the new ‘alliance’ that has been formed — the very close ties between Saudi Arabia, the Arab American Institute, and J Street.In September 2009, J Street joined some 30 ethnic and religious groups to support Obama’s Middle East”

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J Street’s Moslem, Arab Donors are Revealed

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 14, 2009

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by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) The J Street political action committee, which bills itself as pro-Israel and pro-peace, has received tens of thousands of dollars in donations from dozens of Arab and Muslim Americans, as well as from individuals connected to Palestinian and Iranian-advocacy groups, according to U.S. Federal Election Commission filings.

In addition, the Jerusalem Post reported, at least two State Department officials connected to Middle East issues have donated to J Street, which pushes for the two-state solution and for more U.S. involvement in resolving the Middle East conflict.

Instead of recognizing that J Street’s Arab donors imply that J Street is not pro-Israel, director Jeremy Ben-Ami jumped to the opposite conclusion: “I think it is a terrific thing… to be able to expand the tent of people who are willing to be considered pro-Israel and willing to support Israel through J Street,” he told the Post. He estimated that Arab and Muslim donors comprise at most 3% of the young organization’s contributors.

Attaching “Pro-Israel” to its Statements Doesn’t Make it Pro-Israel
Ed Lasky, writing for American Thinker, however, writes that “astute observers have been skeptical that J Street’s claim to be pro-Israel is legitimate.” He cites in this regard Noah Pollak’s recent article in Commentary Magazine, in which Pollak wrote that J Street “seeks to make its advocacy mainstream by re-branding [old Oslo Accord] policies… as moderate, thus effectively labeling the Jewish mainstream as right-wing and self-destructive.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Pro-Hamas J-Street Lobby Targets Jewish Woman who called for Israel to Fight Terrorism

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

From Sultan Kinish

 

J Street, the pro Hamas lobby funded by George Soros, which nevertheless insists on referring to itself as Pro-Israel though its only relationship with Israel is a consistently hostile one, not being satisfied with releasing a phony Jewish survey claiming that American Jews back their agenda, launched a vicious attack on a Jewish woman who called for Israel to start fighting terrorism. Read the rest of this entry »

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