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  • Anti-Israel PLO Ally Hosted for Meeting At White House

    04/22/2015 5:50:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/22/15 | Adam Kredo
    An anti-Israel activist who served as an expert witness on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in a recent terrorism trial was hosted for a meeting with senior White House officials, according to visitor logs released by the Obama administration and media reports.Michael Sfard, an anti-Israel activist who has reportedly been paid by the PLO to serve as an expert witness in terrorism trials against it, met in December 2014 with a senior White House National Security Council (NSC) member for a meeting about the Middle East, according to the logs and reports.Sfard, a lawyer, serves as the legal...
  • Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley (J Street)

    04/15/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Dovid Efune
    Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the United Nations. The group, affiliated with the left-wing lobby group J Street, pledged to support the president within the Jewish community in the event of a Security Council resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian State. The exchange took place in the second of two meetings Obama held with American Jewish leaders to discuss the current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as other...
  • Obama wants to turn America against Israel

    03/31/2015 6:16:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama wants to fundamentally transform something besides America. As most informed Americans know by now, Barack Obama is a man with grandiose visions of himself. According to Barack Obama, President Obama’s accomplishments have vaulted him into the pantheon of the greats: Lincoln, Roosevelt and Johnson. His nomination victory speech marked the moment “when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal” according to, once again, Barack Obama.
  • Obama wants to turn America against Israel

    03/31/2015 5:14:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    There are certainly signs that he sees Israelis as being oppressors, colonialists and imperialists and now he wants to use his powers of persuasion to promote those views to other Americans. He may use proxies to do so. A recent example was his Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough telling J Street (an anti-Israel group posing as a pro-Israel group) that Israel’s “occupation that has lasted for 50 years must end.” Barack Obama’s relationship with J Street shows his desire to conquer and divide the Jewish community and turn American Jews against Israel. He has actively courted and promoted J Street...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Ties With Israel

    03/30/2015 7:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a representative of a group of prominent Jewish leaders on Sunday that she wanted to put the relationship between the United States and Israel back on “constructive footing,” the representative said. Mrs. Clinton’s comments, made in a phone call to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, contrasted in tone from recent remarks by members of the Obama administration, who have publicly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel amid tensions over a nuclear deal with Iran and comments Mr. Netanyahu made in the...
  • Religious Dogma of Palestinian Statehood

    03/30/2015 5:02:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jewish Link ^ | 26 March 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remark about the dangers of a Palestinian state has sent advocates of Palestinian statehood into a rage so hysterical that you would think he had questioned somebody’s sacred religious beliefs. On second thought, maybe he did. The Palestinian statehood crowd has become so inflexible and doctrinaire, and so oblivious to the changing realities of the Middle East, that their political positions are starting to resemble a set-in-stone religious faith. Here’s what the prime minister said: “Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a...
  • Greenfield Greenfield: Obama’s Two State Tantrum

    03/26/2015 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 Obama’s Two State Tantrum Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama’s two terms showed us that he was a sore winner. Israel’s election showed us that he is even more of sore loser. Ever since Netanyahu survived an election that he was supposed to lose, Obama has been throwing a floor-pounding, siren-shrieking and high-kicking tantrum over the Jewish State. Its latest kick and shriek had White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough sidling into the toxic atmosphere at the D.C. conference for the anti-Israel lobby J-Street to berate Netanyahu. In attendance at the...
  • J-Street Speaker Calls for Destruction of Israel – to Applause

    03/27/2015 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 42 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Friday, March 27, 2016 | Elder of Ziyon
    Here is Marcia Freedman, in a J-Street panel discussion on Liberal Zionism and sitting next to Peter Beinart, describing how she believes that the Jewish people should not have a state, and that instead they should live as a minority in an Arab Palestine as a “protected minority” – in other words, as dhimmis. I kept all the context (although I accidentally cut out the applause at the end:) Isn’t it interesting that at a conference that claims to be “pro-Israel, pro-peace” and that hammers away at how it wants a two state solution, there is no objection to this...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 221 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • JEB BUSH ADVISER SLAMS NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AT LEFT-WING J STREET GALA

    03/24/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians....
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/20/2015 7:50:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel communities. Baker is infamous for his hostility to Israel,...
  • Author: White House reveals 'hatred' for Israel

    03/25/2015 5:49:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently publicly demanded an Israeli “occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end,” pushing the relations between the U.S. and its chief Middle East ally for decades to the breaking point. McDonough’s comments, made to the left wing activist group J Street, simply are proof of the Obama administration’s “hatred” for Israel, according to best-selling author Joel Richardson. Richardson, who recently released “When a Jew Rules the World: What Every Christian Must Know about Israel in God’s Prophetic Plans,” explains the United States is now openly siding against Israel and the...
  • Democrat Apologizes for 'Orthodox Jew' Slur at J Street Event

    03/24/2015 1:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 3/24/15 | Ari Yashar
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) was forced to apologize on Tuesday, after attacking a political opponent for being an "Orthodox Jew" at a radical leftist J Street conference. At the conference, Schakowsky negatively painted Joel Pollak, her opponent in 2010 elections, by highlighting the fact that he is a religious Jew - a choice of words that the crowd responded to by booing Pollak. In her comments, she criticized Pollak for being a "Jewish, Orthodox, Tea Party Republican." The remarks can be seen in the following video, with the specific reference to Pollak starting at 52 seconds in.
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • (Jeb)Bush 'Disagrees' With 'Sentiments' Expressed by Adviser at Anti-Israel Conference

    03/24/2015 10:04:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 24, 2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A spokeswoman for former Florida governor Jeb Bush says the possible Republican presidential candidate "disagrees" with one of his foreign policy advisers who spoke at a left-wing anti-Israel group this week. James Baker, the former secretary of state and GOP foreign policy veteran, addressed the annual conference for J Street this week. An unpaid adviser to Bush, Baker criticized Benjamin Netanyahu for the Israeli prime minister's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship" and expressed his support for a nuclear deal with Iran. As Politico reported, he also said he disagreed that President Barack Obama has hurt the United States's relationship with...
  • James Baker slams Netanyahu's 'diplomatic missteps' [Israel]

    03/24/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the J Street conference in Washington on Monday, echoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's comments earlier in the day. Baker acknowledged his disappointment with "the lack of progress regarding a lasting peace," saying that the chances for a two-state solution diminished since Netanyahu's reelection last week. Baker further slammed Netanyahu's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship," saying that the prime minister's "actions have not matched his rhetoric," according to Politico. Earlier in the day, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough offered a similar...
  • Jeb Bush Adviser Slams Netanyahu, Israel at Left-Wing J Street Gala

    03/24/2015 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 March 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians. “If the only agreement is one under which Iran agrees to cease all enrichment, then there will likely be no agreement,” Baker said....
  • The Veil Is Coming Off: Obama Top aide says Israeli OCCUPATION must end

    03/23/2015 1:47:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to J Street where he brought the crowd to their feet when he said this: “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” Mark Levin was right. Obama is definitely going full Mussolini and he’s using Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric as the excuse to couch it in. POLITICO – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. That stance,...
  • White House Chief of Staff at J Street: ‘Occupation’ by Israelis ‘Must End’

    03/23/2015 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 23, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough today called for an end to Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinians and vowed that the Obama administration won’t “pretend” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t make his campaign remarks about no two-state solution. McDonough thanked the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” — as J Street bills itself — and pro-Palestinian lobbying group for the “important work you do around the country,” calling it “an organization that, in the best tradition of the American Jewish community, shares a set of values about the type of country that we are – a democracy where all of our...
  • Top White House official calls for end to ’50-year occupation’ (attacks Congress too)

    03/23/2015 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2015, 9:27 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says that Israel’s government must match up ‘words with actions and policies,’ warns Netanyahu’s statements can’t be willed away WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israel’s “50-year occupation” and doubled down on the Obama administration’s critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday. Speaking to the dovish group’s national conference, McDonough became the latest in a series of Washington officials to highlight the administration’s displeasure with Netanyahu, while also talking up the permanence of US-Israel...
  • Guess who’s not speaking at the J Street Conference [Israel]

    03/21/2015 10:25:08 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Friday, March 20, 2015 | Alan Dershowitz
    J Street - the lobby group that claims to be “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace” - is anything but “open” to centrist views that are critical of its policies. It has invited several prominent anti - Israel speakers to address its national conference, including Saeb Erekat, one of Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiators, who has repeatedly accused Israel of war crimes, and committing massacres in the West Bank. It has also invited speakers who are generally pro-Israel but who strongly oppose the current Israeli government. The one group of pro-Israel advocates who never get invited to J Street conferences are those of us...
  • The Fix is In: Obama fires Dennis Ross and Replaces him with an Iranian Regime Lobbyist

    11/10/2009 11:44:37 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,182+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/11/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Armaros wrote, "This is it. As the evidence grew about Iran building bombs and warheads, Obama's team must have shown divisions. Thus he removes the eyes who saw, Ross, (who is a Clintonian) and replaces him with an Iran regime lobbyist. The Iran lobby, the NIAC, is a regime presence within the USA. Led by a famous Brzezinski-endorsed Iranian antisemite who blames Israel for Iran-US tensions and denies Ahmadinejad said "wipe off the map". Basically Obama has handed over the Iran negotiations to an Iranian regime agency. This is grotesque and shows Obama's determination to avoid confronting Iran at all...
  • Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security Post

    03/11/2015 5:25:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security PostPosted By Joseph Klein On March 10, 2015 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments In yet another crass attempt to register its anger at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuÂ’s courageous and truthful speech on Iran to a joint session of Congress last week, the Obama administration promoted an Israel basher to serve as the Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. His name is Robert Malley, who most recently has been serving as National Security Council (NSC)...
  • Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making

    02/28/2015 8:17:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 27 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE
    For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests. Netanyahu is bound for Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran. At the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry and other international negotiators will be in Switzerland...
  • Obama and J Street Are Trading on Lies

    02/16/2015 3:37:11 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 16, 2015 9:19 am | Ben Cohen
    As Obama sees it, there are a bunch of crazy zealots out there who just wanna kill people. That’s it, that’s all. So when you think like Obama does, you inevitably get to a gem like this one: “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” This is a view of international affairs as a slasher movie. There’s no need to explain why Islamic State beheads and enslaves its captives, no need...
  • Obama’s Anti-Netanyahu Boycott Is Collapsing

    02/18/2015 5:45:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 18, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The final numbers are not yet in, but it seems clear that the White House-orchestrated campaign to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is collapsing. Despite two weeks of intense anti-Netanyahu leaks, insults, and pressure, the White House has so far succeeded in persuading only a handful of Democratic members of Congress to stay away from the speech. A grand total of two Senators and twelve Representatives have publicly announced that they are boycotting Israel’s prime minister. Assuming that those figures change only marginally in the days ahead, it will mean that 98% of the Senate and 95%...
  • J-Street Launches Virulent Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

    02/10/2015 5:10:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/2015, 9:30 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have assured the Israeli and American public that Netanyahu's planned address to Congress will not harm the "unbreakable" US-Israel relationship - but a far-left NGO's new campaign Tuesday seeks to reignite sentiment against Netanyahu. The campaign, entitled, "I am a Jew, and Bibi does NOT [sic] speak for me," calls on American Jews to sign a petition against Netanyahu's Washington visit to Israel's Ambassador in the US, Ron Dermer. The language throughout the campaign is unabashedly hostile. "Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would be representing all Jews...
  • J Street Deceives Supporters After 2014 Election Disaster

    11/18/2014 6:43:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 13, 2014
    Before the final votes were counted on election night, the Progressive political action committee J Street was scrambling to save face. Failing to win competitive races and losing some of their strongest allies the self-declared “pro-Israel, pro-peace” group is taking chutzpah to a new level with the hope of convincing its donors and activists they still matter. As the J Street spin machine was declaring victory Wednesday morning, I was reminded of my father’s timeless observation: “Only in America can you get blown out in an election and still tell people you won.” That is exactly what J Street is...
  • J Street Endorsees in Congress Refuse to Support Iron Dome Funding for Israel

    08/21/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    Eleven lawmakers backed by liberal advocacy group J Street either voted against or refused to vote in favor of increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which has been a critical life-saver during Hamas’s latest assault on the Jewish state. Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency increase in funding for Iron Dome this month by a vote of 395 to 8. Three of the eight who voted against the funding increase are J Street-backed lawmakers. Another eight abstained from the pro-Israel vote and also are financially supported by the group. J Street’s political action committee (PAC) has already donated...
  • J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism

    08/09/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/8/14 | Greenfiels
    J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism August 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 20 Comments After Hamas violated yet another ceasefire, anti-Israel group J Street stepped up to do what it does best. Attack Jews and Israel. Jeremy Ben Ami, Soros’ J Street errand boy, began his missive by lying and claiming that Hamas did not break the ceasefire. “With the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza at the very moment the cease-fire expired this morning, all of us at J Street feel sick that the fighting is starting up again. “ Even the New York Times...
  • 2009 Chuck Hagel keynoted George Soros’ J-Street conference (prophetic)

    06/12/2014 7:44:47 AM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/29/13 | NA
    Yid with Lid has the down low on this, including the video: YWL – In 2009 Chuck Hagel was a keynote speaker to the J-Street Conference (J-Street is the fake pro-Israel group created by George Soros to give cover to anti-Israel activists). … Succumbing to the pressure, J-Street finally posted the video this afternoon. In viewing the video (30 Minutes long-embedded below) we learn that Hagel is a believer in the meme created by former Secretary of State James “F**K The Jews They Won’t Vote For Us Anyway” Baker as part of his Iraq study group. This falsehood is that...
  • J Street: Anti-Israel, Pro-Lying

    06/06/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/6/14 | Adam Kredo
    The liberal fringe group J Street is facing renewed questions over its purported dishonesty to journalists and editors after one of its top campus officials penned an op-ed that was so thoroughly riddled with factual errors that a leading Israeli publication was forced to delete the piece and apologize. Jacob Plitman, the president of J Street U’s National Student Board, recently attacked several pro-Israel groups in an editorial published by the Times of Israel (TOI). However, TOI editors quickly removed the piece after at least four major factual errors were discovered, according to an explanation of the incident provided to...
  • J Street Rejected by American Jewish Umbrella Group in 'Big Tent' Litmus Test

    04/30/2014 8:03:23 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 19 replies
    JNS.org ^ | April 30, 2014 | Alina Dain Sharon and Sean Savage
    In what many observers will see as the de facto expression of mainstream U.S. Jewry’s outlook on J Street, members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday voted 22-17 (with three abstentions) to reject the membership application of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby. J Street secured the votes of only about a third of the Conference’s 50 members. The 42 Conference members in attendance in New York exceeded the 75-percent quorum needed to hold the vote, but J Street fell significantly short of the required threshold of a two-thirds affirmative vote from the Conference’s full...
  • John Kerry’s Jewish Best Friends

    04/29/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Anti-Semitism is not a simple bigotry. It is a complex neurosis. It involves assigning malign intent to Jews where none exists on the one hand, and rejecting reason as a basis for understanding the world and operating within it on the other hand. John Kerry’s recent use of the term “Apartheid” in reference to Israel’s future was an anti-Semitic act. In remarks before the Trilateral Commission a few days after PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas signed a unity deal with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups, Kerry said that if Israel doesn’t cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, it...
  • J Street U Brandeis’ Talia Lepson Harasses Pro-Israel Student

    04/27/2014 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    A top J Street leader at Brandeis University harassed a pro-Israel student activist early Saturday morning, calling the student a “shit bag” and telling him that “Jews hate you,” according to those who witnessed the incident. Daniel Mael was walking to his dorm room on the university’s campus late Friday night when he encountered Talia Lepson, a J Street U Brandeis board member, who purportedly referred to Mael as a “shit bag” and angrily told him “Jews hate you.” “I don’t feel comfortable on campus knowing people will lob verbal insults at me simply because we disagree,” said Mael, who...
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • J Street Activists Defame Former IDF Speaker

    12/05/2013 12:44:44 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 3 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2013 | Daniel Mael
    After seeing an op-ed headlined, “The Pro-Israel Tent ‘Doesn’t Matter If It Can’t Hold Disagreement,” written by my Brandeis classmates Eli Philip and Catie Stewart which appeared in a Philadelphia Jewish paper and several J Street online sources, I feel compelled to provide much needed additional information and context, so that readers can determine for themselves what is the matter, if anything, with our – and others – pro-Israel tent. In their article, Philip and Stewart describe an incident that occurred at a pro-Israel event on campus earlier in the semester, during which Captain Barak Raz, a former spokesperson for...
  • J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

    11/24/2013 5:50:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    J Street.org ^ | NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 | J Street
    J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement will effectively freeze and begin to roll back the Iranian program in exchange for limited economic relief for six months. During this period, the P5+1 will continue to negotiate a permanent agreement, pressing the Rouhani regime to accept an enforceable comprehensive deal to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while maintaining the essential sanctions architecture. The accord has several very important provisions that will effectively freeze Iran's program and...
  • White House Dividing Pro-Israel Leaders on Nuclear Iran

    11/05/2013 7:20:15 AM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Adam Credo
    Pro-Israel leaders on Monday expressed alarm over what they characterized as the Obama administration’s efforts to sow division among Jewish leaders in order to advance a policy that they say would permit Iran to cross the nuclear threshold. Rifts emerged between the leaders of four top Jewish groups over the weekend following an “intense” meeting last week with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other top officials at the White House, according to several insiders. The Obama administration sought to enlist the pro-Israel leaders in their fight to delay Congress from passing a new round of Iran sanctions for at...
  • Obama’s Shift from AIPAC to J Street

    09/26/2013 6:51:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 26, 2013 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Shift from AIPAC to J StreetPosted By Joseph Puder On September 26, 2013 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments J Street, the self-described pro-Israel and pro-peace organization, has announced on its website that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be its keynote speaker at its annual conference scheduled to commence on September 28, 2013. Hitherto, President Obama has been unwilling to authorize his high-ranking officials to participate in the J Street conferences. However, Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago buddy of Barack Obama, who now serves as Senior Advisor to Obama and...
  • J Street Cancels Poorly Attended Event, Then Covers It Up

    08/10/2013 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Elad Benari
    J Street attempted to cover up evidence of a failed Boston event on Friday, within minutes of a Washington Free Beacon reporter mocking the group’s inability to draw a crowd on Twitter. J Street was forced to cancel an event originally scheduled for June 20 in Boston due to a “lack of attendance,” according to the Washington Free Beacon. After a reporter for the website noted on Twitter that J Street, which bills itself as a top “pro-Israel” group, failed to attract a crowd, evidence of the failed event’s existence was removed from Facebook. The event had been named, “Drinks...
  • Watchdog Group: Soros Funding Conflict in Israel

    08/06/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2013, 1:46 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Billionaire George Soros’ philanthropy is bad news for Israel, according to an in-depth report from the NGO-Monitor watchdog group. The report listed the many causes in Israel, or pertaining to Israel, that are funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Among the top beneficiaries of OSF funding is Human Rights Watch, which has been criticized for targeting for criticism, and falsely libeling, the state of Israel. Another is J Street, which describes itself as “pro-Israel” but has been termed anti-Israel by others for, among other things, welcoming proponents of a boycott on Israel at its national conference and honoring IDF soldiers...
  • To Ramallah and back

    07/22/2013 7:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 7/20/13 | Mollie Adatto
    This past month I went on a trip to Ramallah with J Street. I signed up for the trip with very little in terms of expectations – I was merely looking forward to a tour of Ramallah. Of course, I hoped the trip would be an educational experience. I expected to hear insight from Palestinians, activists and UN officials that I would disagree with. However, the most alarming encounters I was confronted with were from the American Jewish college students with whom I traveled. The 20 of us met at the International Convention Center across the street from the Jerusalem...
  • Ohio Jew Tossed Out of Sen. Brown Event for Asking about J Street Funding

    09/22/2012 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 22, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In what originally was supposed to be a slam dunk, US Senator Sherrod Brown’s race for reelection in Ohio against the youthful Republican Josh Mandell may instead be turning into a squeaker, and Brown is none too happy about it. Brown originally had as much as a 17 percentage point lead, but according to a report in Bloomberg, several polls last month showed the race to be deadlocked. Mandell claims the race has become intense because Ohioans are increasingly turned off by the “ultra-liberal, hyper-partisan” Brown, while Brown claims that millions of dollars in negative ads have been run against...
  • J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 15, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran By Alan Dershowitz President Barack Obama recently invited me to the Oval Office for a discussion about Iran. The president reiterated to me in private what he had previously said in public: namely, that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons; that containment of a nuclear Iran was not an option; that sanctions and diplomatic pressures would be applied and increased first; but that, as a last recourse, the military option would not be taken off the table. What the president said is now the official American policy with regard to...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • J St admits it takes direction from this Administration, the Hill to MOVE American Jews

    05/15/2012 10:39:47 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 12 replies
    Z STREET ^ | May 15, 2012 | Carrine Luck
    05/15/12 Carinne Luck, J Street's Vice President for Campaigns, and the person who sent out the mass email announcing the new J Street political initiative , is on video explaining to J Street members that what "the Administration" and people "on the Hill" want from J Street is for them to "move American Jews" towards their views, and so that is what J Street spends most of its resources doing. Got that? The goal of J Street is not to represent American Jews on the left, but is instead "to move American Jews" to the left and to the Administration's/friends...
  • My $100k Offer to J Street & Peter Beinart

    04/23/2012 5:20:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4.23.12 | Ronn Torossian
    I am prepared to make a 6 figure donation to J Street and/or Peter Beinart. My $100,000 gift comes with a simple condition – they have to speak to Arabs as they do to the Jewish community. Among my objections to these misguided peace-seekers is that they preach almost exclusively to the Jewish community and Western audiences about peace in the Middle East – and are ignoring the need to address Arab communities in their countries, whose participation is of course necessary to achieve the peace that they so clamor for. I was inspired to make this offer after reading...
  • Knesset Member Says J Street Statement Encourages Terrorists

    03/22/2012 1:11:39 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies
    algemeiner ^ | 3/22/12 | staff
    MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) of the Israeli Knesset has criticized the U.S. lobbying group J Street for recent comments it made on the violence between Israel and Gaza. The J Street statement criticized “rockets fired on Israeli cities and towns and airstrikes on Gaza that have killed over a dozen Palestinian civilians.”“At a time when a million Israeli citizens have been living in bomb shelters for four days and four nights, have not gone to school or work and anxiously await the next siren, the terrorists firing on them are getting encouragement and support, not just from Iran and Hezbollah,...