Mr. Burston Speaks out of Context - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Current Berkeley Student
    • 06.12.11 | 22:20 (IST)

    I cannot speak for J-Street in general, but Mr. Burston does not understand that J-Street on campus is not involved in any pro-Israel activities. The only activities that the Berkeley J-Street puts on are blatantly left wing and critical of Israel "in an attempt to improve Israel." There is a history of student groups claiming they have no stance on divestment, but individual members and leaders of groups "claiming they are acting as an individual" have voiced pro divestment opinions. The Jewish Student Union is cautious of recognizing and awarding funds to such groups, especially lobbying groups, which are detrimental to Israel. Michael Oren describes J Street as “a unique problem in that it not only opposes one policy of one Israeli government, it opposes all policies of all Israeli governments. It’s significantly out of the mainstream.”

    from the article: When Jews in Berkeley vote to cut support for Israel
    First published 16:44 06.12.11 | Last updated 16:44 06.12.11
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