J Street provokes Israelis & especially politicians. Why ? Because it is openly critical of Israel's public policies toward the world at large;but more especially toward unjust displacement and apartheid-like measures being meeted out to Palestinians in who are not Jews. J Street is critical of AIPAC et alia in the US for all they do unceasingly,to smear and by intimidation suppress freedom of speech which should include dissent, in Canada and the US. In Israel democratic rights are not shared equally by all. They are invoked but rarely enjoyed by Palestinians or Israeli Jews who dissent publicly. With respect,the respondent Eitan might take note that public acts, statements, publicly applied policies and their consequences invite criticism ,domestic and foreign. In our global village what we do affects all. "I am my brother's keeper." Had more people criticized in times past there might have been no holocaust.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog to speak at anti-violence rally in Tel Aviv on Sat. night (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel can't afford to reject J Street