Tuesday, May 4, 2010

J Street vs. Elie Wiesel

J Street, directly or via proxy, seems to have had no compunction in castigating Ed Koch and Alan Dershowitz regarding their staunch support of Israel and their public rejection of US / Obama pressure to push for a premature two-state "solution." But even J Street seems to have no stomach to take on Holocaust Survivor, author, Nobel laureate, general giant and living legend Elie Wiesel.

President Obama spoke with Wiesel on Tuesday, May 4th, with the meeting between the two coming about "after Wiesel published a full page ad in the Washington Post last month, criticizing recent American pressure on Israel and claiming that it would not produce a solution to the issue of Jerusalem." (haaretz.com)

Nothing from J Street or their supporters, that I have seen, along the lines of their criticism of Koch and Dershowitz.

A recent email sent by J Street's Isaac Luria exhorts recipients to contact their representatives to support a letter circulating right now for signatories on Capitol Hill, led by Reps. Ron Kind (WI-3), Bill Delahunt (MA-10), David Price (NC-4), and Vic Snyder (AR-2). This letter "supports the President in his efforts to achieve a two-state solution because it is in the vital national security interests of both the United States and Israel." ("Tell your Rep: Support two states in Congress," sent 4 May 2010)

The email also tells supporters that “. . . we're going to need to ratchet up our campaign to the next level."

Hmmmmmm. J Street vs. Elie Wiesel -- who are you going to believe?