Here is Marcia Freedman, in a J-Street panel discussion on Liberal Zionism and sitting next to Peter Beinart, describing how she believes that the Jewish people should not have a state, and that instead they should live as a minority in an Arab Palestine as a “protected minority” – in other words, as dhimmis. I kept all the context (although I accidentally cut out the applause at the end:)
“Marcia Freedman believes that the idea that a jewish homeland requires a Jewish majority needs to be examined more closely. #JSt2015“
I am reminded of a series of tweets a few days ago by a BDS supporter and anti-Zionist who said that J-Street was her “gateway drug” to hating Israel:
J-Street has an open tent policy for people who want Israel to disappear, and spends most of its time attacking Jews who passionately love Israel.
Worse than that is that despite its avowed purpose, the organization cannot and does not defend Israel’s existence against its critics – instead, it gives its critics a platform where they can spout their hate unopposed.
My test for whether people are really “pro-Israel” stands, and J-Street has flunked.
This is not exactly pro-Israel, or pro-peace.
P.S. Freedman’s opinions are not anathema to J-Street, despite that organization’s press releases. She is a member of their advisory council!
This article was published by Algemeiner and may be found here.