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    • Shoded Yam
    • 22.02.10 | 08:05 (IST)

    If the hysteric spasms of fear from the above commenters are any indication, I would say Israeli's are beginning to gain an understanding of the portent of J-Street and the current nature of their relationship with American Jews. Contrary to such self serving assertions as; "...that probably includes a majority of ethnic Jews, but a very small minority of affiliated Jews...." The reality is quite the bucket of cold water. J-Street is not a "Pro-Israel" lobby per se. It is a Pro-Secular-American-Jewish lobby that actually represents the majority opinion amongst American Jewry. As such, its main goal is to affect change in Israel in such a way as to finally allow American Jews go home, go to bed, and finally be Americans, without the hyphen. They're tired of you. They have no interest in "Greater Israel", settlements, or kool-aide drinking, racist, settlers. They're tired of Israelis who compete with them for jobs in the US and elsewhere. Your hubris and arrogance is your folly.

    from the article: Israel can't afford to reject J Street
    First published 02:37 22.02.10 | Last updated 08:10 22.02.10
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