Category Archives: J Street

J Street’s Absurd Manipulation of Poll Data

J Street is one of the worst offenders I have ever seen when it comes to misrepresenting statistics for political purposes. On election night, it conducted a poll about which it is has published conclusions. Here’s what J Street says … Continue reading

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Jewish State and Democratic State

It is not unusual these days for American Jews to promote the idea that they know better than Israeli voters what Israel must do, not only to achieve peaceful coexistence with Palestinians but to ensure the long term survival of … Continue reading

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A Reminder – Where Our Advocacy Differs

In August 2010, we published a page addressing our view of how Israel Advocacy should and should not be conducted. It is listed under “Advocacy” on our home page. With all of the discussion about what should be done to … Continue reading

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Recognizing a Palestinian State

An appeal is being made to raise funds to publish a $50,000 advertisement in the New York Times that first appeared this past Wednesday in Yedioth Ahronoth. The advertisement calls for “recognizing a Palestinian State based on the 1967 borders.” … Continue reading

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Rabbi Rick Jacob’s Speech to the Consultation on Conscience

Below is a video posted by the Religious Action Center of Rabbi Rick Jacob’s speech to the Religious Action Center’s Consultation on Conscience – May 2, 2011. Most of the speech has to do with Rabbi Jacob’s views on Israel. … Continue reading

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Response to MJ Rosenberg on Goldstone

The Goldstone Commission’s accusation that Israel intentionally targeted civilians, a charge now recanted by Judge Goldstone himself, was an absurd and anti-Jewish, much less anti-Israel, argument from the start. Those who opposed this charge rightly feel vindicated. We are in fact … Continue reading

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Ammiel Hirsch’s Response to Peter Beinart at the CCAR Convention

Reprinted with Permission (emphasis mine) Engaging With Israel: Challenges and Opportunities for American Jews Discussion with Peter Beinart at CCAR Convention, New Orleans March 30, 2011 By: Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Chevre: This feels really good. It … Continue reading

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Borders and Security First

J Street is asking its supporters to sign yet another petition, this time urging President Obama “to take the next step toward realizing the goal (of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) by focusing on ‘Borders and Security First’.” … Continue reading

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Why We Support “We Are For Israel”

Why We Support “We Are For Israel”: A Response to J-Street’s Rabbis Letter “We Are For Israel” recognizes the sincerity of J-Street’s intent to represent a centrist Jewish community response toward Israel. However, J-Street’s actions have led to its forfeiture of such … Continue reading

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Gaza and J Street

Three of my rabbinical colleagues have just written a letter to clarify J Street’s position with respect to Gaza and its “unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security and right to self-defence.” I presume that their posting was motivated by the massive … Continue reading

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