Obama getting ready to throw J Street under the bus?
President Obama's close friend
, Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi, has criticized J Street for not being radical enough
Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, well-known for his
anti-Israel rhetoric, slammed J Street, an organization which claims to
be pro-Israel, for failing to adequately oppose Israel's military
actions in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.
Speaking at the "Open Hillel" conference, Khalidi said that J Street
"needs more radical critique...if it wants real change,"Jeremy Pressman wrote on Twitter. One Jewish Voice for Peace activist noted
that Khalidi stated to J Street that "if u [sic] call Israel's attacks
on Gaza 'self defense' you can't be agents of change." Khalidi's remarks
were met with strong applause.
According to one attendee, J Street U members in attendance huddled
together at the conclusion of the speech, were "visibly upset" and could
be overheard reassuring each other not to worry about
Is Obama getting ready to throw J Street under the bus?
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