Skip to comments.J Street Caucus Bails on Israel
Posted on 05/10/2012 10:17:41 AM PDT by Nachum
Nine members of Congress aligned with the far-left group J Street either abstained or voted against a House bill that would reinforce the U.S.s commitment to the State of Israel.
The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 soared through the House on a vote of 411-2. That was without the help of 10 J Street stalwarts, one who voted against the bill and nine who originally voted present.
The bi-partisan bill, which was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, reaffirms Israels right to defend itself in the face of terror attacks and redoubles Congress support for the unique and special relationship between America and the Jewish state. The bill also expresses support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Rep. John Dingell (D.,Mich.), a J Street 2012 endorsee, voted against the bill.
Those who voted present include: Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D., Calif.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), Pete Stark (D., Calif.), Andre Carson (D., Ind.), Donna Edwards (D., Md.), Betty McCollum (D., Minn.), Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and Earl Blumenauer (D- Ore.). All have either been endorsed by J Street or have publicly been affiliated with the pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group.
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Since when were J Street or any of its supporters EVER with Israel?
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