Israel today is like Stalinist Russia; there will be absolutely no diviation from party line. You are either for us or against us. Black and white. You are either a Jew who supports occupation, land theft, violations of human rights or you are an enemy. It must, at all costs, be kept out of the circles of power and influence. That means your agenda must be delegitimised and your leaders attacked. Israel today, in the present world climate,do all it can to facilitate its demographic agenda of taking and settling land so that a Palestinian state is not possible. Israel sees J Street as a serius threat and therfore they must do all they can not to give them any legitimacy. Oren has his instructions, though I imagine he is a likudnik thru and thru.
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from the article: J Street embraced by Obama administration, but not in Israel