Skip to comments.Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street clarifies ‘Israel-Firster’ comment
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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bad choice of words?
Cursing is bad choice of words. What he said was libel.
“J-Street” AKA “Kapos `R Us!”
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
About his third clarification now. Give up Jeremy, the Soros and Obama cultists will believe you, no one else will.
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