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    • Alan
    • 22.02.10 | 06:39 (IST)

    This Op-Ed reflects ignorance of the American Jewish Community. J-Street does NOT reflect the elite of the American Jewish community. It reflects a mixture of people from all different backgrounds--J Street will not release its donors--that probably includes a majority of ethnic Jews, but a very small minority of affiliated Jews. Most are people that have little or no connection with organized Jewish life, be it synagogue, JCC, Jewish Federation, or non-partisan Israel related charities. While some people, likely including Jeremy Ben-Ami are not of impure motives, most rank and file and big donors are long standing anti-Israel activists who see this as an opportunity to gain credibility for their anti-Israel activism by wrapping it under the guise of "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace." If you have to keep repeating "Pro-Israel" as much as they do...

    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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