I find it intriguing that an 18-month old organization could capture the attention of so many. Though originally founded in 1953, AIPAC didn?t achieve the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion until the mid 70?s. The Conference of Presidents has been around since 1956. I use these examples because these two groups are widely recognized for representing American Jews. And now after a little over a year as an organization, J Street is somehow demanding the same respect? A bit presumptuous, no? Even more confounding is the fact that the media is going right along with it. This is, by definition, a non-issue. It?s hardly a salacious tale of scandal and I am downright puzzled ?we? have let it become such a heavy story ? what with everything else we have to worry about when it comes to Israel circa right now!
Bomb-related incident reported in Ra'anana; suspect arrested (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel envoy Michael Oren rejects J Street invite