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Friday, October 29, 2010

J Street's misleading headline

J Street has opened a branch in St. Louis. Here's the headline they got into the local Jewish newspaper.

So who's the 'ambassador'? Well, if you guessed Michael Oren, Israel's current ambassador to the United States, you're wrong (although given his recent behavior, I have to wonder why they didn't get Michael Oren).

The 'former ambassador' is Colette Avital (yes, that Colette Avital), who is best known as Israel's Consul General to New York from 1992-96 (she was actually booed more than once at the Salute to Israel parade). She was ambassador to Portugal from 1988-92 - not quite the same prestige as the US.

The article itself is a puff piece, but let me highlight one small part of Avital's 'talk' (there's also one from J Street director Jeremy Ben Ami - I'm amazed he's not ashamed to show his face in public).
She said both parties in the conflict have largely come to accept a pragmatic view of the situation. Israelis realize land must be traded for peace and the West Bank cannot remain in the Jewish State's hands indefinitely.

"Left, right and center this realism exists in the State of Israel," she said. "This also exists on the other side. Even if they do not like it, the Palestinians understand that there is a State of Israel. They also had dreams of a greater Palestine and discovered when you want all you get nothing."
It's funny how that 'pragmatism' hasn't led the other side to any concessions yet - especially not on the 'right of return.' Maybe they'd like the Jewish state to be a web site.

Will J Street wither away once the Obama administration is gone? I sure hope so.


At 11:42 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Colette Avital is a Far Leftist.

Funny how J-Street doesn't mention it.

And as for the so-called two state solution, the Palestinians are not interested in it. Israel could offer them the moon and they still wouldn't say "yes."

What is it about Palestinian intransigence J-Street and Avital don't appear to get?

Pro-Israel, indeed. No wonder George Soros is happy to keep them going with his gift.

At 2:49 PM, Blogger etabori said...

please see the following video about J-Street. You can use it on Israel Matzav

At 2:50 PM, Blogger etabori said...

Please watch the following video about J Street:

At 2:52 PM, Blogger etabori said...

Please watch the following video about J Street:
Yuo can use it on Israel Matzav.

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Scott Brightman said...

A J Street representative is invited to speak at my reform temple's shabbat service. Many outraged members are preparing questions. Any suggestions?

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Alexander Maccabee said...

J-Street [and Shalom Ach Shav] are today's Judenrat Kapos who have completely excoriated themselves from all traces of Judaism. They seek national suicide for Israel, and their actions, if successful, would lead to the death of millions of Jews [which would be fine for them as long as 'they' got the "love of the Gentile". Rabbi Kahane used to write about the insanity of Jews who have given up Judaism for this "love".].

Ben-Ami et al [YS"V].


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