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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Big Pretender: J Street

Nadene Goldfoot
It's not enough that Israel has been attacked at the beginning of its birth on May 14, 1948 by the surrounding Arab nations.  It's not enough that it has had to endure constant battles ever since then.  Now an organization pretending to be on Israel's side has been found to be quite the opposite.  I contend that the Intelligent members of this organization have done a disappointing and half -way job of checking into it and are backing the Arab groups that are against Israel by belonging.

This has become so serious that the Knesset in Jerusalem heard testimony and evidence from Lenny Ben David on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 about J Street. With all the dangers Israel is facing, they had to take time out to discuss this group from the USA.   The truth of the matter is that this group hides behind the cover of being a pro-Israel organization and is known very well in Washington while their activities "undermine and hurt the State of Israel."

1.. The Fogel family was massacred in Itamar, Samaria.  So J Street tried to block a letter from congress which was attacking Palestinian incitement.  J Street thinks that Congress should address the actions and words of both the Arabs and the Israelis that hamper the chances to achieve peace. 

2. J Street's leaders are Jeremy Ben-Ami and David Gilo.  They both claim to have 170,000 supporters.   They don't tell you that this number respresents all people hitting J Street's website.  They're tallied as supporters. 

3.  J Street supported the UN condemnation of Israel last month.

4.  J Street opposed the US veto of the resolution of condemning Israel.  They actually went against a USA decision we were all praying for.  Their cop-out, Gilo explained, was that they were following policies of 8 other American presidents-though they were opposing Obama's administration who viewed this as a dangerous and inappropriate act against Israel.  Rep. Gary Ackerman felt J Street was not open-minded or knows what is support for Israel and thinks their brains have fallen out!  This was a shocking and disgusting move on J Street's part. 

5. a. Two-faced signals come out of J Street.  They claim to oppose the boycott of Israel.
But  they also provided a platform for the foremost Boycott-divestment-Sanctions (BDS) organization, the Jewish Voices for Peace at the Washington Conference. 
5.b. J Street also co-sponsored a congressional mission to Israel with the Churches for Middle East Peace.  This group consists of pro-BDS organizations.

5c. J Street opposed sanctions against Iran.
They also state that it always supported sanctions against Iran, but this is not true.  They joined with the pro-Iranian lobby, the National Iranian American council (NIAC), to oppose congressional efforts to impose santions on Iran.Leader Ben-Ami and NIAC director Trita Parsi co-authored an anti-sanctions piece titled "How diplomacy Can work with Iran" in the Huffington Post in June 2009. 

6. J Steet supports the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity group who are against Jews living in old Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem.  This group demonstrates every week.

7. J Street hosted the SJS at a recent conference in Washington.  The SJS manifesto calls for the "liquidation or fundamental change of organizations that contribute to the dispossession of Arabs, including the following:
  a.  Jewish Agency
  b. Jewish National Fund
  c. Israel Lands Authority.

8. J Street has supported Richard Goldstone of the infamous Goldstone Report damaging Israel but now detracted by Goldstone himself.  J Street even set up meetings for him on Capitol Hill while defaming Israel.  A Goldstone letter to US Congress came from J Street's computer of Morton Halperin, Soros advisor. 

9. J Street sponsored UNRWA leader-Israel critic John Ging on American speaking tours. 

10. Chutzpa of J Street includes intensive public relations in Israel by Ben-Or communications presenting  J Street narrative without any response. This communications Ben-Or is owned by Oriella Ben-Tzvi and Jeremy Ben-Ami!  Collusion!  Ben-Or respresents Israel's worst detractors like Jimmy Carter, the "elders," Yesh Din, Amnesty International, and National Public Radio in the USA.

 Money to J Street
1. Large contributions come from a NIAC director, Genevieve Lynch of New York.  She's on J Street's Finance well.
2. J Steet has a political action committee.  They receive money from sources in:
  a.  pro-Saudi lobby
  b. Arab-American lobby
  c. pro-Iranian lobby
3. George Soros-anti-Israel billionaire-denied by Jeremy Ben-Ami.   U.S. Internal Revenue Service documents reveal this is not true.  Now Gilo said this was to have been kept a secret, and that Soros's half-million dollar contribution was small! 
4. Consolacion Esdicul, woman from Hong Kong, contributed $811,697 which was half of the 2009 budget.  Who she is is unknown and thoughts are about money laundering going on. 

What I surmise here is a wolf in sheep's clothing.  The discovery is who is really backing J Street: monied people who do not have Israel's interest at heart.  More than that, it's some of our own people who are traitors to their own people.  At a time when Israel needs all the support it can muster, it is being drawn and quartered by this selfish and self righteous group.  Gary Ackerman was right.  "Their brains have fallen out."

Resource: Eric Leibman, J Street at it again;  Attacking efforts to defend Israel by Jennifer Rubin, Twenty-Six Reasons J Street's Demise Shouldn't Be Mourned by Lenny Ben-David; The J Steet files; Jikileaks visit Itamar at J Street's a Crooked Road

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