Friday, January 17, 2014

J Street's Pro is a No

This is a logo from the J Street University division:





In a rhyming mood, I am sure a very good case could be made that J Street, its founders, its platform, its policies, its actions and its intentions are, on all those issues above, more, much more a "no" than "pro".

And their negativity is expressed in ignoring realities and developments, which is also a "no" in my understanding.

Examples:

a) how can you be "pro-democracy" when Mahmoud Abbas has not been elected for going on almost a decade?  Or when you know that the intended Palestine entity, at this moment is 80% non-democratic, and not enlightened and non-tolerant and tramples civil liberties and human rights - and that's referring to Arabs - , and will not be democratic when a full-fledged state?

b)  how can you be "pro-TwoStates" when already there are three entitities in the former area of the Palestine Mandate that are exclusively Arab - Palestinian Authority Fatahland in Judea and Samaria, Hamastan in Gaza and Jordan?

c)  how can you be "pro-justice" when the Arab side will not agree to recognize the national ethos of the Jewish people?

d)  how can you be "pro-peace" when you never deal with Arab incitement or violence on the same level that you do anything you dislike on the Jewish side?

If you're on J Street, you've made a wrong turn.

And if you're active in J Street, I fear you have no anti-Zionist limitations:



Have you any boundaries?



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4 comments:

NormanF said...
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NormanF said...

My deconstruction of J-Street's poster:

The Palestinian Arabs reject the right of the Jewish people to have a Jewish State. They are not pro Israel.

The Palestinian Arabs reject a negotiated peace of any kind that allows Israel to exist alongside them. They are not pro peace.

The Palestinian Arabs do not have a democratic form of government, uphold the rule of law and recognize minority rights. They are not pro democracy.

The Palestinian Arabs do not accept the two states for two peoples formula. They reject for the Jewish people the same right of statehood they seek for themselves. They are not pro two states.

The Palestinian Arabs want to ethnically cleanse their state of all Jews - which is an act of injustice. They are not pro justice.

The Palestinian Arabs deny human rights to the Jewish people - such as their humanity. They are not pro human rights.

The Palestinian Arabs deny fellow Palestinian Arabs the right to live and work where they want. They refuse to work to end Arab mistreatment and abuse of fellow Palestinian Arabs. They are not pro Palestinian.

The Palestinian Arabs reject the right of the Jewish people to have a Jewish State. They are not pro Israel.

The Palestinian Arabs reject a negotiated peace of any kind that allows Israel to exist alongside them. They are not pro peace.

The Palestinian Arabs do not have a democratic form of government, uphold the rule of law and recognize minority rights. They are not pro democracy.

The Palestinian Arabs do not accept the two states for two peoples formula. They reject for the Jewish people the same right of statehood they seek for themselves. They are not pro two states.

The Palestinian Arabs want to ethnically cleanse their state of all Jews - which is an act of injustice. They are not pro justice.

The Palestinian Arabs deny human rights to the Jewish people - such as their humanity. They are not pro human rights.

The Palestinian Arabs deny fellow Palestinian Arabs the right to live and work where they want. They refuse to work to end Arab mistreatment and abuse of fellow Palestinian Arabs. They are not pro Palestinian.

J-Street has an Orwellian view of the Arab-Israel conflict and the Middle East! Everything about the Palestinian Arabs is the exact opposite of what J-Street holds should happen in the region. Their well-intentioned sentiments will go nowhere. Above all, it forgets that peace is impossible in the absence of the truth. That is so desperately needed - and missing from their poster! We should expect more from an ostensibly pro-Israel organization - a standard J-Street has yet to meet.

Batya Medad said...

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Batya Medad said...

This post has been included in Shiloh Musings: The Ten Commandments' Havel Havelim, Parshat Yitro

Please visit it and the other posts, comment and share, thanks.