I didn't vote for Israel Beitenu (Ayalon's party), but he is - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tuvia Shapira
    • 20.02.10 | 16:54 (IST)

    the deputy foreign minister of my government and as such I respect him and the decisions he makes, whether I like them or not. J Street lobbyists are just that, non-Israeli lobbyists and it is neither for them nor for any other non-Israeli citizen to tell Ayalon how to conduct his and Israel's government affairs but for Israel's citizens. This is what an American citizen would expect as well if the matter were American in nature. Out of respect to Israel's citizens and Israel's government J Street should act the same when dealing with Israel. I question whether they have any respect to Israel and Israelis and as such I don't consider them friends of Israel.

    from the article: J Street: Criticism of Israel does not make us the enemy
    First published 11:18 19.02.10 | Last updated 11:18 19.02.10
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