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Thursday, August 05, 2010

ECI goes after Mary Jo Kilroy

ECI (Emergency Committee for Israel) has released a new ad targeting Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Oh).

Let's go to the videotape.


Huffington Post reports on the Kilroy camp's response.
Asked to respond to the current variation, Kilroy's campaign offered a more substantive response, pointing out that the letter's contents found its way into substantive policy.

"What we really want to know is when Bill Kristol and his reactionary friends are going to start running ads against Prime Minister Netanyahu and calling him anti-Israel for easing the blockade in accordance with the spirit of the letter," said Brad Bauman, the campaign's communications director

As Bauman notes, it seems disingenuous to define the letter at the crux of the debate, while sympathetic to the plight of those in Gaza, as anti-Israel. It was put together by J-Street, a pro-Israel group that has endured the wrath of the neoconservative community but argues that its version of Mideast politics is more grounded in reality than Kristol's.

"Is the Emergency Committee's next move going to be running an attack ad against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for changing policy in Gaza?" said Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, in a separate statement to the Huffington Post. "After all, the Netanyahu Government has now adopted the very approach in Gaza that Kilroy and her colleagues called for last January ago."
Two down, 52 to go? (51 - Bill Delahunt did us all a favor by retiring).


At 11:22 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Fat, ugly, bitter Mary Jo has got to hate someone, maybe even her Catholicism introduced her to it, but the simple answer is she hates Jews.

Not for any rational reason, as there never is. Just because she can.

At 3:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You realize that Congresswoman Kilroy's husband is Jewish...

And that Catholicism condemns anti-Semitism...

And that the letter simply asks the Israeli government to allow humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip so that stuff like this http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/opinion/27iht-edcohen.html doesn't happen anymore...

Im glad that you keep yourself informed.


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