Oren's snub of them is a good sign of the gathering importance of JStreet. Both the Israeli leadership and the American Jewish establishment are clearly rattled by the JStreet phenomenon. And remember this IS in the US and Israel according to JStreet's ground breaking poll is not even 3rd in importance to American Jews. With a projected 200,000 grass roots members as a result of the forthcoming JStreet, it becomes harder to simply ignore them. As being lumped with supporting peace and supporting Israel making such a group as JStreet 'left leaning', leaves one questioning what both the American Jewish establishment and Israel's current leadership want - more war?
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from the article: Israel envoy Michael Oren rejects J Street invite