Monday, July 30, 2012

Some J Street Chutzpah

Seems that a web video released by J Street asks,

"Where does Mitt Romney stand?" demanding that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee commit to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...Romney during the presidential campaign has not endorsed the two-state solution, but has said the Palestinians must show commitment to a two-state solution as a predicate for peace talks advancing. He also has noted that Israel's government seeks a two-state solution.

J Street even throws in the anti-Semitic tag of "Jewish money", as if their money isn't Jewish* and as if Jeremy Ben-Ami ok'd "Israel-Firster" rhetoric?:-

As presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to travel to Israel, J Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy group, is releasing a new video urging the presidential candidate to publicly stand with the last three Prime Ministers of Israel and decades of Republican and Democratic leaders in favor of a two-state solution.

The 60-second video draws a sharp distinction between the bipartisan two-state consensus, which has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy for decades, and what J Street has coined the “One-State Caucus,” a small but vocal group of Members of Congress who “want to destroy any chance for a Palestinian state.” The video calls on Romney to make clear that “he stands with decades of Republican leaders who have stood for Israel and for peace,” because “It’s pro-Israel to stand for two states. Anything less is not.”

To date, Romney has been relatively circumspect when it comes to Israel, resisting the inclination of other candidates in the Republican field who have staked out positions to the right of Israel’s own government’s to burnish their “pro-Israel” credentials. While he has yet to declare whether he supports the two-state solution, Romney has been critical of President Obama’s efforts to achieve it. It has been widely speculated that a recent $100 million pledge to support Romney’s bid by right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson could prove a determining factor in Romney’s stance.

Their money:

JStreetPAC has consistently broken new ground since its establishment in 2008, becoming the largest pro-Israel PAC in its first election and in each since, as well as the first to disburse more than $1 million in a single cycle. This year, the PAC is not only on track to surpass its endorsement of 61 candidates in 2010, but to distribute more than its previous record of $1.5 million to candidates.

What's with this "long-standing cornerstone" business?

The US has been anti-Jerusalem since 1949 but 99% of American Jewry and almost that of non-Jews support a different "long-standing" American policy.  Is J Street implying its un-American not to support J Street's radical, extremist ideological positions?


Americans like Netanyahu:-

Americans have a more positive (35%) than negative (23%) view of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though 41% are not familiar enough with him to rate him. Views of Netanyahu are similar to what they were in Gallup's last measurement -- in May 1999, during the latter part of his first term as prime minister.  The July 9-12 poll was conducted in advance of Netanyahu's scheduled meeting with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this weekend in Israel as part of Romney's overseas trip.


Seems Nancy Pelosi is in trouble, too.

1 comment:

NormanF said...

Peace with the Arabs is impossible.

That's why the so-called two-state solution is dead.

All the wishing in the world on the part of J-Street won't revive it.

The denial of the facts is why some people keep banging their heads into the Middle East's stone walls.

The head hurts and the heart is sick and the false shepherds of Israel do not know the answer. What a pity!