An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Friday, March 21, 2014
J Street Endorses Palestinian Refusal to Recognize Israel as Jewish State
a development that is not sending shockwaves through the pro-Israel
community, the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” advocacy group J Street has
declared its support for the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a
In a statement posted
on the group’s website, executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami says that to
“keep moving forward, both [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] now need to give a
he says, must drop his insistence that Abbas recognize Israel as a
Jewish State because “it is simply unrealistic and unreasonable to
expect any Palestinian leader to consent” to such a demand.
Ben-Ami never goes on to say what Abbas “needs to give.”
Street’s advocacy for the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a
Jewish state follows a nearly unbroken period of advocacy for
Palestinian and Iranian interests since the group’s founding in 2008. J
Street took the Hamas position on Israel during Operation Cast Lead
later that year, accusing the IDF of war crimes and promoting the
discredited Goldstone Report. It lobbied for the Iranian regime’s
position against Iran sanctions. It defended the terrorists who attacked
IDF soldiers on the 2010 Gaza flotilla. J Street also took the
Palestinian and Arab League position on a UN Security Council resolution
on Israeli settlements in 2011.