J-Street calls itself the organization that “gives political voice to mainstream American Jews and other supporters of Israel” but it is far from a pro-Israel group. In 2010 it was revealed that radical far left billionaire George Soros had donated $245,000 to the leftist organization in 2008, and another $500,000 in subsequent years.
Co-founder Daniel Levy was caught on tape telling an audience that the creation of Israel was “an act that was wrong.”
Yesterday, this far left anti-Israel group defended John Kerry.
Pro-Israel groups blasted J-Street today after the far left Jewish group supported John Kerry’s apartheid accusation against Israel.
The Zionist Organization of America responded to J Street’s comments:
J-Street has again demonstrated that it is an extremist group, hostile to Israel, by supporting Secretary of State John Kerry’s “apartheid” accusation against Israel.
Numerous Jewish organizations (including bi-partisan AIPAC, the ADL, the Emergency Committee for Israel, and ZOA) rightfully condemned Kerry’s “apartheid” remarks as incendiary, inaccurate and offensive. Similarly, pro-Israel officials (including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, and Congressman Louie Gohmert) condemned Kerry’s comments as outrageous and offensive.
Likewise, respected commentator Charles Krauthammer, M.D. called Kerry’s remarks that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if there is no new deal with its Arab Palestinian neighbors “pernicious” and “truly appalling and hurtful.”
Senator Cruz, Congressman Gohmert, the Emergency Committee for Israel, ZOA and Dr. Krauthammer all called for Kerry’s resignation, and other officials and Jewish groups demanded that Kerry should at least apologize.
In stark contrast to the pro-Israel community, J-Street defended Kerry’s “apartheid” accusations as accurate. In addition, J-Street attacked the Jewish organizations which had pointed out how offensive Kerry’s remarks were. The extremist J-Street lobby stated: “Instead of putting energy into attacking Secretary Kerry, those who are upset with the Secretary’s use of the term should put their energy into opposing and changing the policies that are leading Israel down this road.”
J-Street has once again demonstrated that it is hostile to Israel.