Congressman Ackerman Denounces J Street
Congressman Ackerman (D-NY) has denounced J Street for supporting the Arab/PLO/Palestinian Authority-sponsored resolution that the PLO/Palestinian Authority submitted to the UN insecurity council. This proposed resolution denies the right of Jews to live in Judea-Samaria, parts of the ancient Jewish homeland, recognized as part of the Jewish National Home in international law. Ackerman's criticism of J Street does not go as far as I would like, but it is an acknowledgement that this fake outfit is no friend of Israel. For those who may be unaware, J Street is funded by super rich George Soros, some mysterious millionaires in Hong Kong and an assortment of Arabs and pro-Arab and pro-Iranian lobbyists in Washington. J Street was founded in order to create support for Pres. Obama's anti-Israel position within the Jewish community in the USA. The head of JStreet, Jeremy Ben-Ami said this explicitly.
For more info on J Street, see the Jikileaks website. The link to Jikileaks is near the top of our blogroll. We welcome Congressman Ackerman's position on this matter and hope that he will continue to expose the two-faced nature of J Street.
See his press release below:
News from Congressman Gary Ackerman
5th District – New York
Queens & Long Island
January 25, 2011
Contact: Jordan Goldes, 718-423-2154
ACKERMAN BLASTS J-STREET SUPPORT FOR UN CONDEMNATION OF ISRAEL
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), the presumed Ranking Democratic member of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia issued the following statement today:
“After learning of J-Street’s current public call for the Obama Administration to not veto a prospective UN Security Council resolution that, under the rubric of concern about settlement activity, would effectively and unjustly place the whole responsibility for the current impasse in the peace process on Israel, and—critically—would give fresh and powerful impetus to the effort to internationally isolate and delegitimize Israel, I’ve come to the conclusion that J-Street is not an organization with which I wish to be associated.
It is not Israel that is refusing to enter final status negotiations. It is not Israel that has refused again and again to make unilateral gestures of good faith (recall the hundreds of West Bank security checkpoints and roadblocks removed, and the 10 month settlement freeze). It is not Israel that is now trying to force the peace process back in to the same dead-end from which the Obama Administration has spent the past month trying to extract itself. But astonishingly, it is Israel that J-Street would put in the stocks in the public square.
The decision to endorse the Palestinian and Arab effort to condemn Israel in the UN Security Council, is not the choice of a concerned friend trying to help. It is rather the befuddled choice of an organization so open-minded about what constitutes support for Israel that its brains have fallen out.
America really does need a smart, credible, politically active organization that is as aggressively pro-peace as it is pro-Israel. Unfortunately, J-Street ain’t it.”
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UPDATING 1-31-2011 Jeremy Ben-Ami, faker in chief at JStreet, apologized to Congressman Ackerman for insulting him after the congressman's criticism last week [here]