J Street disagrees with Obama on Israel's right to self-defense - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Publius
    • 26.10.09 | 05:07 (IST)

    J Street differed significantly with Obama over whether Israel had the right to use military force in self-defense against Hamas rocket attacks on Sderot. J Street condemned Operation Cast Lead within 24 hours after it started. Furthermore, J Street rewarded Representative Donna Edwards with campaign donations for voting "present" rather than "yes" on Speaker Pelosi's January 9 resolution endorsing Israel's right to self-defense. In contrast, Obama resisted calls to condemn Operation Cast Lead, giving tacit support to the Israeli military operation. Obama, unlike J Street, took the position of Israel's center-left Labor Party or its leftwing Meretz Party that the initial stages of Operation Cast Lead were justified. It is false to claim that J Street's positions are "in line" with those of Obama.

    from the article: J Street convenes in Washington, but can it take on AIPAC?
    First published 15:56 25.10.09 | Last updated 00:05 26.10.09
Haaretz Headlines
Obama and Netanyahu.
U.S. to Netanyahu: Sign military aid package, no better deal with next president

After Netanyahu says he would wait for a new U.S. president to reach a better military deal for Israel, American officials fire back.

00:09 08.02.16 | 0 comments
Syrians walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

For Syrian refugees, West is now worse than Assad

It was Bashar Assad and Islamic militants who butchered their families and took their homes, but the U.S., Britain and Germany left them to face their fate.

 A woman wearing tefillin prays at the Western Wall.
At Western Wall, one woman's victory is another's defeat

At annual Super Bowl Sunday prayer event, held in Israel for the first time, women at the Western Wall rejoiced in the recent egalitarian win there. But some women consider it a loss.

20:11 07.02.16 | 0 comments
Dov Yirmiya.
Israel’s oldest silence breaker, Dov Yirmiya, dies at 101

After publishing a scathing account of what he saw in the first Lebanon war, Dov Yirmiya was dismissed from the army at the age of 68.

03:57 08.02.16 | 0 comments