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Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street clarifies ‘Israel-Firster’ comment
JTA ^ | 1/20/12 | Zach Silberman

Posted on 01/20/2012 1:13:12 PM PST by Nachum

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, released a statement where he sought to clarify his comments in a Washington Post article reporting on accusations that staffers from the Center for American Progress used anti-Semitic and anti-Israel language to attack pro-Israel activists.

In The Washington Post article, Ben-Ami was quoted saying that he had "no problem" with the term "Israel-Firster" and emphasized that it is "a legitimate question" if an individual was "putting the interests of another country before the interests of the United States."

In his new statement, Ben-Ami said that "the use of the term 'Israel Firster' is a bad choice of words. The conspiracy theory that American Jews have dual loyalty is just that, a conspiracy theory and must be refuted in the strongest possible way."

However, Ben-Ami went further in the statement to say that the incident with the Center for American Progress was "a perfect example of a more pressing problem with the way the debate plays out over Israel in the American Jewish community and in American politics."

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benami; j; jeremy; street
Sorry Jeremy. Come clean. How much Soros money do you take?
1 posted on 01/20/2012 1:13:22 PM PST by Nachum
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bad choice of words?
Cursing is bad choice of words. What he said was libel.

2 posted on 01/20/2012 2:08:30 PM PST by alecqss
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“J-Street” AKA “Kapos `R Us!”


3 posted on 01/20/2012 7:55:32 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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About his third clarification now. Give up Jeremy, the Soros and Obama cultists will believe you, no one else will.

4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:44 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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