Thursday, May 01, 2014
Mainstream American Jewish Groups Reject J Street
J Street and its backers chafe at the notion that those whose jobs and whose lives are put most at risk as the result of
security compromises are the ones who are entrusted with making the decisions about how and where and, especially, when, those compromises will be made, if at all.
Published: May 1st, 2014
In a rebuke to the relatively young but very well (and oddly so) financed group J Street, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations decisively rejected the group’s bid for membership.
J Street has only been in existence since 2008, but it shot out of the starting block with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank and the backing of a wide array of well-connected American (mostly) Jews (mostly) who were itching to establish a new standard for the American Jewish community’s attitude towards Israel.J Street’s backers are the ones who bridle at the idea that American Jews should feel a strong inclination to support and respect the Jewish State’s assessments of the level of threat it can survive with.
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