How dare Ambassador Oren out us for what we are…..
The intentions of J-Street are so overtly obvious that it’s almost humorous, but the Tundra Tabloids isn’t laughing, yet. They have some big money behind them (read = George Soros) and they mean to serve as a rival to AIPAC, or at best, create confusion for US political leadership. They are full of the anti-Israel types that can be seen in a host of other “peace groups” and “human rights” organizations that are purposefully blind to the ethics of the enemies arrayed against the Jewish state.
J-Street is no more a pro-Israel advocacy group than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an advocate for Zionism. Sorry, but this is so amazingly clear, that the TT almost feels pity towards the knumbskulls who represent that organization. Remember though, I said “almost”, because in reality, these people are very aware of the disingenuous nature of that organization, it’s evil. KGS
A recent remark by the head of the U.S. administration’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal, has sparked a wave of harsh criticism in Jerusalem.
Rosenthal told Haaretz earlier this week that comments made by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, against the liberal Jewish lobby J Street were “most unfortunate.”
Senior government officials told Haaretz on Friday that “We were surprised at Ms. Rosenthal’s remarks, as reported in Haaretz.” The officials stressed that he comments “don’t reflect the nature of the relations between Israel and the U.S., nor do they reflect the great respect and appreciation of the ambassador and his staff felt both in Jerusalem and in Washington.”
J Street was established a few years ago as a new pro-Israel lobby to counterbalance the strong, veteran group AIPAC, considered to be toeing a more right-wing conservative line. Under the motto “pro-Israel, pro-peace,” J Street began to promote issues like a freeze on settlement construction and a two-state solution.
In the interview, published Thursday, Rosenthal, who once served on J Street’s board of directors, lamented Oren’s rejection of an invitation to take part in a J Street conference earlier this year. While the U.S. administration embraced J Street, which lends its unqualified support to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Israeli government turned a cold shoulder to the group. Obama’s national security adviser, General James Jones, gave the keynote speech at the conference, while Israel sent a low-level official, claiming that J Street works against Israel’s interests.