Fear and exclusion of J Street is misguided and destructive
The Conference of Presidents’ collective failure of leadership in excluding J Street is another sign of a strident, extremist trend restricting the U.S. Jewish community’s necessary dialogue about Israel.
As Israel and the Jewish community worldwide face an increasingly unstable Mideast, an Iran with nuclear ambitions and a stalled peace process, it is not surprising that there will be some who turn to fear-mongering in order to gain a sense of control over a profoundly dangerous reality. But we must not let this happen.
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