Category: Israel-Diaspora Relations

J Street is at it again. Undermining Israel. Its annual conference in Washington next week is to trumpet the insidious message: “Tell President Obama thank you for standing up to those beating the drums of war!” And yes, there will also be the usual spiritual drivel about "Jewish values" that lead to the moral need to confront Israel.
Despite threats to its security and assaults on its legitimacy, there are many trends underway in Israel, the region and the world which work to Israel's favor. Supporters of Israel need not despair!
The Canadian Prime Minister has emerged as a modern Abraham, a prophetic voice of principle in a world that is in danger of losing its conscience about Jews and Israel.
Here is a potpourri of punditry on Israel's demand for recognition as the Jewish state, Obama's mistakes, Islamic radicalism, the settlement freeze, Israel's monopolies, and the fight for Jerusalem.
Jewish leaders convening in Jerusalem at this sensitive time of Israel-Palestinian negotiations should be looking for ways to strengthen the Jewish People’s permanent claim to united Jerusalem, not searching for ways out of the “trauma” of conceding Jerusalem, as Avinoam Bar-Yosef of the JPPPI hints.
The pious spiritual claptrap that characterized J Street's first policy conference in Washington was both a conceit and a cover for an agenda which seeks to create American pressure on Israel. It certainly did not fool the American Muslim leaders who spoke at the conference. They know and appreciate exactly what J Street is up to.
The EU has been the PA’s bighearted sugar-daddy; Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas' bountiful and boundless papa-bear; the deepest honey-pot the Palestinians could ever hope for.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
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