November 2, 2009

IF CHRISTIANS ARE GOING TO BE SO VEHEMENTLY PRO-ISRAEL...:

When Pro-Israel Is Not Very Pro-Israel: Meet the J Street gang. (Michael Goldfarb, 11/09/2009, Weekly Standard)

What would you call a group that opposes sanctions on Iran, questions Israel's right to defend itself from terrorist groups firing rockets from Gaza, seeks to pressure Israel into making major concessions without regard to the views of the elected government in Jerusalem, and supports a U.N.-commissioned report accusing Israel of committing war crimes in the course of self-defense? That group is J Street, the new advocacy organization that calls itself "pro-Israel, pro-peace." [...]

Meanwhile J Street organizers were becoming uncomfortable with some of their own invited guests after a video turned up of Josh Healey, one of the speakers, reading a poem called "Queer Intifada." He compared Guantánamo to Auschwitz and Anne Frank to Matthew Shepard. In another poem, he asked if "we're the ones writing numbers on the wrists of babies born in the ghetto called Gaza?" Other -videos were soon discovered, including one that showed another panelist calling Israel a "whore" in a reading at a Chicago establishment called "Café Intifada."


...someone has to pick up the cudgel....

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2009 7:41 PM
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