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74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions
inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT by Nachum

Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions

Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

“In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said.

Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Reps. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Bob Filner (D-Calif.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also signed the letter.

J Street’s director of government affairs Dylan Williams noted that the signatories “are making clear that to be pro-Israel is to support active U.S. engagement in achieving a two-state solution.”

“If the U.S. Congress does not make a viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cornerstone of foreign policy in the region, then we are not truly helping Israel to face one its most critical challenges,” Williams continued.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


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Let me guess, it was the 'communist caucus' in the House.
1 posted on 04/15/2012 12:38:14 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Hammer & Sickle or Swastika... what’s the diff ?


2 posted on 04/15/2012 12:46:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Nachum
“If the U.S. Congress does not make a viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cornerstone of foreign policy in the region, then we are not truly helping Israel to face one its most critical challenges,” Williams continued.

If Israel’s most critical challenge is how to best to self destruct then Mr. Williams is certainly correct.

If anyone believes that giving the Palestinian’s their own state carved out of the current state of Israel is a valid path to peace between Israel and the Arabs they have totally ignored the lessons of history and what the Arabs themselves have stated about the continued existence of Israel.

3 posted on 04/15/2012 1:10:47 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Nachum

That was my guess too. That is about the same number of Commies that West claimed.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 4:34:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum
Seventy-four Democrats Communists in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
Sure, no problema. Just comprimise and concede and move back to the '67 Borders you hard headed 'zionists' and all will be peachy. As the saying goes: 'Suicide Is Painless'.

And in other news the Jewish leaders of the Judenräte in all the Nazi Ghettos said compromise and concessions to the NAZIS aren't 'all that bad'. After all, if we don't they'll kill us all. Now they only kill a few of us at a time.(1)

(1) Reference to time before the 'Final Solution' was reached, all the Jewish Ghettos were obliterated and emptied out, and the trains started rolling non-stop.
(see History Channel H2: 'Hitler's Accomplices')

5 posted on 04/15/2012 4:59:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Nachum

“Let me guess, it was the ‘communist caucus’ in the House”

You got it ! They are communists when I see Shakowsky’s maiden name up there who by the way is exempted from partaking in it as one of the authors of the revisec Romneycare bill. As the song “Send in the clowns” refrain reminds US “Don’t bother they’re here” .


6 posted on 04/15/2012 5:26:27 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: mosesdapoet

I really don’t see the difference between a Communist and ANY ‘run of the mill’ democrat...the platforms are nearly identical.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 5:27:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nachum

“In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said.

1930’s version:

“In our view, support for building gas chambers is inseparable from support for European Jewry, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival”

Makes the same amount of sense.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: Nachum

The Resolution of San Remo in 1920 already established separate homelands for Arabs and Jews. It also has more legitimacy than the UN resolutions which are non-binding.

It gave Syria, Iraq and Jordan to the Arabs, and a sliver of the region to the Jews.

It also recognized the rights of Jews in all the Arab countries and Arabs in Israel.

Before surrendering any more land or rights by Israel, the Arab nations first need to honor the terms of the original resolutions, from which they received far more than Israel.

Those attempting to further divide Israel simply are promoting criminal disobedience to international law.

Even more ignorant is the Arab attack upon Israel in what they call “East Jerusalem” which is the heart of Israel.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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The Black Caucus doubtless signed en masse. Illinois Rep Schakowsky represents a district that includes liberal Vichy Jews and not at all liberal Pakistani and Middle Eastern Muslim immigrants. She apparently estimates, probably accurately, that pandering to the latter will not hurt her with the former. How sad.
10 posted on 04/15/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Nachum

How many Communists were said to be congressmen?


11 posted on 04/15/2012 12:55:53 PM PDT by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: RoadTest

The call themselves “Progressive”


12 posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

You never hear of democrats urging concessions on the
fatah/plo factions.

Screw them.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Thanks Nachum.
"In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people," the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Reps. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Bob Filner (D-Calif.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.). Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also signed the letter.
Full list, alpha by state then by name -- Ed Pastor (AZ-4); Raul Grijalva (AZ-7); Mike Thompson (CA-1); Pete Stark (CA-13); Anna Eshoo (CA-14); Sam Farr (CA-17); Lois Capps (CA-23); Henry Waxman (CA-30); Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34); Laura Richardson (CA-37); Bob Filner (CA-51); Susan Davis (CA-53); Lynn Woolsey (CA-6); George Miller (CA-7); Barbara Lee (CA-9); Diana DeGette (CO-1); Jared Polis (CO-2); Rosa DeLauro (CT-3); Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC); Hank Johnson (GA-4); John Lewis (GA-5); Bruce Braley (IA-1); Dave Loebsack (IA-2); Bobby Rush (IL-1); Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2); Luis Gutierrez (IL-4); Danny Davis (IL-7); Jan Schakowsky (IL-9); Andre Carson (IN-7); John Yarmuth (KY-3); John Olver (MA-1); Jim McGovern (MA-3); John Tierney (MA-6); Edward Markey (MA-7); Michael Capuano (MA-8); Stephen Lynch (MA-9); Donna Edwards (MD-4); Chris Van Hollen (MD-8); Chellie Pingree (ME-1); Hansen Clarke (MI-13); John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14); John Dingell (MI-15); Betty McCollum (MN-4); Keith Ellison (MN-5); William Lacy Clay (MO-1); Emanuel Cleaver II (MO-5); Melvin Watt (NC-12); Brad Miller (NC-13); David Price (NC-4); Rush Holt (NJ-12); Martin Heinrich (NM-1); Nydia Velazquez (NY-12); Charles Rangel (NY-15); Paul Tonko (NY-21); Maurice Hinchey (NY-22); Louise Slaughter (NY-28); Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1); Earl Blumenauer (OR-3); Peter DeFazio (OR-4); Kurt Schrader (OR-5); Mike Doyle (PA-14); Chaka Fattah (PA-2); Jim Cooper (TN-5); Steve Cohen (TN-9); Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20); Lloyd Doggett (TX-25); Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30); Gerald Connolly (VA-11); James Moran (VA-8); Peter Welch (VT-AL); Jim McDermott (WA-7); Adam Smith (WA-9); Tammy Baldwin (WI-2); Ron Kind (WI-3).


14 posted on 04/15/2012 7:24:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Stop Comparing Me With Obama!

15 posted on 04/15/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also signed the letter.

Of course. This clown could be my rep next year thanks to Owe'Malley and the Md. Legisl00ture. #redistricting

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

16 posted on 04/15/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Nachum

Red Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is my new rep. Sigh


17 posted on 04/16/2012 2:12:06 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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18 posted on 04/16/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Nachum

SPIT


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:43:48 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: SJackson; Richard from IL

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20 posted on 09/07/2012 11:10:45 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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