J Street represents a significant stream of American Jewish opinion. I do not know if they are a majority, but certainly the views expressed by J Street in its public statement are not inconsistent with those of many (but not all) of the people I know, including many friends in my liberal congregation. In addition, I can't help noting that those of us who have chosen to support J Street are publicly saying that we still care about Israel. We may not agree with what the government is doing, but at least we are still concerned about the country and the people living there. I am not able to go to the conference, but, if I were, I would certainly listen to Ambassador Oren respectfully. But J Street does not need him for credibility; its wide group of supporters (over 1,000 to attend the conference) provides that.
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from the article: J Street embraced by Obama administration, but not in Israel
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