J Street, which claims it is “the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans” but is actually a far-left, intolerant lobbying group funded by George Soros, currently is running misleading television and newspaper ads against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress.
J Street objects to the timing of Netanyahu’s speech and contends it speaks for American Jews and friends of Israel, not Netanyahu. Both claims are absolutely false. Netanyahu’s speech could not be better timed since it will occur just as the United States and other world powers are trying to finalize a framework agreement with Iran on its nuclear program by the end of March.
Since the Obama administration has ignored strong opposition to the nuclear talks by a majority of the U.S. Congress and the Israeli government, Netanyahu’s decision to accept an invitation to speak to Congress on this issue was highly appropriate.
J Street is so extreme that it clearly does not speak for most American Jews and friends of Israel. This is why the Anti-Defamation League has called
J Street’s campaign against Netanyahu’s speech to Congress “inflammatory and repugnant.” J Street also has been criticized
for a phony poll indicating most American Jews support President Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran and that Netanyahu’s policies are harming U.S.-Israel relations.
On the other hand, J Street is completely in line with the anti-Israel policies of the Obama administration. It is worth noting that although AIPAC leaders last year had to urge its members to be respectful of President Obama when he spoke to its annual convention, a former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) official recently wrote in the Jerusalem Post that “J Street is President Obama’s political home.”
J Street’s far-left extremism and hypocrisy have been decried by Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard lawyer and Democrat. Dershowitz wrote in a Haaretz
article last March that while J Street is demanding that pro-Israel organizations be open to speakers who favor opposing views, including those who oppose Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, it will not allow speakers like Dershowitz, who oppose J Street’s policies on Iran and other security matters, to speak to its conferences.
According to Dershowitz, J Street does invite speakers who oppose Israel’s right to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Americans for Peace and Tolerance, a Boston-based group run by the well-known anti-slavery activist Charles Jacobs, has produced an excellent documentary on the truth about J Street. For more information about this film, click here.
The Center for Security Policy has a special interest in J Street because its board of directors is headed by Morton Halperin, a former head of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who President Bill Clinton unsuccessfully tried to install as a Defense Department Under Secretary in 1993.
The Center for Security Policy played a key role in defeating Halperin’s nomination because of his far-left views
to CIA turncoat Phillip Agee.
So when you see J Street’s next ad blasting Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, consider the source.
Fred Fleitz followed the Iranian nuclear program for the CIA, State Department, and House Intelligence Committee. He is now a senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy. Read more report from Fred Fleitz
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