And it also foments anti-Semitism, curious trait for a supposed pro-Israel org.
J STREET HURTS ISRAEL
An Israeli official who was angered to discover his name attached to a highly politicized J Street event lashed out at the group Wednesday evening, accusing activists of harming the Jewish state with their partisan political attacks, according to a source at the Embassy of Israel.
J Street’s Philadelphia-based affiliate announced yesterday that Daniel Kutner, the Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, would participate in a “Future of Pro Israel” rally in Philadelphia intended to foster support for J Street’s political agenda.
Materials promoting the event attacked conservative pro-Israel advocates, including Irving Moskowitz and William Kristol. The group accuses such individuals of “turning Israel into a partisan wedge issue with no regard for the actual impact on the future peace and security of the country and its neighbors.”
Kutner expressed extreme disappointment in his remarks before the group of activists.
“I am extremely disappointed to see that an email sent by J Street leadership attacks, ad hominem, Jewish philanthropists, supporters of Israel,” Kutner told J Street supporters, according to a read-out of his remarks provided by an Israeli Embassy source. “That doesn’t make Israel or the Jewish community stronger, or helps the future of pro- Israel advocacy.”