Redacted from a much more detailed Zionist Organization of America Executive Summary
By Morton A. Klein, Elizabeth Berney, Esq., and Daniel Mandel, PhD
Professor Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School summed it up:
“J Street has been the most damaging organization in American history against Israel . . . J Street has done more to turn young people against Israel than any organization in the whole of history. It will go down in history as one of the most virulent, anti-Israel organizations in the history of Zionism and Judaism. It has given cover to anti-Israel attitudes on campus and particularly its approach to Israel’s self defense.”
Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post Senior Editor explained:
“J Street is an anti-Israel, pro-Iranian and pro-Palestinian lobby run by American Jews. . . . J Street’s . . . goal is to destroy the power and influence of the American Jewish community. . . . The tools it employs are demoralization and deceit. . . . Israel is the most extraordinary collective achievement of the Jewish people in thousands of years.
It is the embodiment of the dreams, faith, blood, sweat and tears of the Jewish people today and throughout time in both spiritual and physical terms. Israel is something that every Jew should celebrate and be thankful [for] not only on Yom Ha’atzma’ut, but every day of the year. . . ”
It is J Street’s purpose to hide this truth from the American Jewish community. So it is the task of American Jews to build on the decision of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations [overwhelmingly rejecting J Street from the national organization and ensure . . . that J Street goes down in time as the great failure it deserves to be.”
In J Street’s Orwellian world, being “pro-Israel” means promoting policies on every front that endanger Israel’s existence, and damage American support for the Jewish State. This executive summary outlines the extraordinary breadth and extent of J Street’s hostile-to-Israel statements and activities.
The full ZOA report on J Street, documenting all items outlined here, is available at the ZOA.org website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
J Street has numerous anti-Israel, foreign and Muslim donors – and lies about this. For years, J Street falsely denied that anti-Zionist billionaire George Soros was a major J Street funder. Soros and his children continue to be major J Street donors, and Soros’ foundations work closely with J Street.
Other significant J Street donors include a board member of NIAC (Iranian lobbyist); an attorney who had represented the Saudi Embassy and whose husband was a major Saudi lobbyist; leaders of Muslim student groups;
Saudi and Iranian-born Americans; Palestinian and Arab-American businessmen who also give to Arab-oriented anti-Israel PACs; the Turkish producer of a virulently anti-American, anti-Semitic Turkish film which depicts a Jewish American doctor harvesting organs from prisoners; A Muslim professor who writes about alleged Israeli “repression of the Palestinian people”; and many others of this ilk.
If J Street is so “pro-Israel,” then why do so many Israel-haters support J Street? J Street officials have spoken against Israel’s very existence: At J Street’s 2010 national conference, J Street co-founder Daniel Levy called Israel’s rebirth in 1948 “an act that was wrong.”
J Street’s Advisory Council member Marcia Freedman told the 2015 J Street conference: “Israelis should not have a state.” The 2017 president of the J Street U student group sent a letter to Congress saying it was unfair to label as anti-Semites those who oppose Israel’s existence.
J Street lobbies for anti-Israel UN Security Council resolutions and promotes Anti-Israel UN Resolutions that condemn Israel, demand that Israel to retreat to indefensible pre-1967 “Auschwitz” lines, seek to cut off the Jewish people from their holiest sites, and unilaterally create a Palestinian Arab terrorist state that does not recognize Israel.
J Street urged former President Obama to support or to not veto notorious anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (which absurdly and falsely labeled Judaism’s holiest places such as the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and Judea and Samaria, the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital and the Mt. of Olives – the site of the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world – as “occupied Arab land”).
J Street then took out major ads thanking and praising former President Obama for doing so. J Street then lobbied against the bipartisan Congressional resolution condemning UNSC Resolution 2334. When anti-Israel NGO B’tselem denounced Israel at the UN and urged the UN to take action against Israel, J Street supported B’tselem over Israel. J Street conferences call for “pressure without limits” on Israel, including not protecting Israel with UN vetoes.U.S.
Ambassador to Israel David Friedman:
“J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
“The ZOA has done important work explaining Israel’s case to the American public, media, and Congress. When I think of ZOA, I think of an organization that refuses to compromise the truth regardless of prevailing fashion.”
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