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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ECI v. J Street

After ECI unveiled its ad against Rush Holt on Monday, J Street swung into action with a list of questions that it thought could embarrass ECI. ECI answered the questions almost immediately. You can find the questions and the answers here and here. Or you can read below:
Question: “ECI refuses to take a position on the two-state solution. But two-thirds of Israelis and American Jews support it. The last four prime ministers of Israel have. Will ECI stop hiding its true colors on the only possible way to achieve real peace and security for Israel as a Jewish, democratic homeland?”

Answer : ECI supports a two-state solution if Israel has defensible borders and if the Palestinian state is stable, peace-loving and anti-terrorist. ECI does not support a “two-state solution” if one of the states is to be a terrorist state. And, yes, ECI believes there can be peace and security for Israel without having yet achieved a two-state solution.

Question: “Does [ECI] support the new peace talks starting this week, built on the notion that it should be possible to achieve a negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?”

Answer: Yes.

Question: “Do they support the governments of Israel and of the United States in doing what they can to make them successful?”

Answer: Yes, if “success” means real peace and security. No, if “success” means the Obama administration pressuring Israel to make concessions that would strengthen anti-Israel extremists, weaken Israel’s security, decrease the chances of real peace, and lead to a terrorist state on Israel’s borders.
I think ECI's answers are excellent.

ECI also asked J Street some questions, but you will have to follow one of the links above to read them.


At 8:40 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

So JStreet supports a 2 state solution only if they are equal and contiguous! Is that an answer?

If Gaza and Judea and Samaria are linked, ie contiguous, then Israel will be divided in two and vice versa.

ECI needs to pick up on that!

At 4:20 AM, Blogger Alexander Maccabee said...

Two better solutions:

The Arabs are sent packing to join their brothers in any of their 22 states, and E"Y stays 100% Jewish controlled.

Establish a second Jewish state in Yesha. This one is Torah based. Israel supplies the required military equipment for Torah based Yesha to defend itself/handle the Arabs pragmatically.

Also, Ben-Ami and company should just stop calling themselves Jewish. It is clear they would be happier as unrighteous gentiles, no? Vote them out of the Tribe [Judenrat kapos]. :)


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