Who does J Street intend to lobby? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David Olesker
    • 27.10.09 | 15:54 (IST)

    Groups like American Friends of Peace Now and the American branch of Likud promote various versions of Zionism to American Jews. They also support their ideological brothers in putting their views before the Israeli public for them to decide upon in elections. J Street is a different animal altogether. It proposes to mobilize a segment of US Jewish (and non-Jewish) opinion to influence US government policy to put pressure on the Israeli government to act the way J Street thinks is right -- regardless of the views of the Israeli electorate! Can someone explain to me how that's "pro-Israel"?

    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
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