Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Foolish, or Evil?

Someone, please tell me right away if the latest entreaties from J Street are simply run-of-the-mill foolishness, or something far more sinister?

When taken together, the missive J Street recently sent to its mailing list, urging followers to barrage members of Congress to "make bold peace moves," followed closely by a reading of today's Wall Street Journal article President to Renew Muslim Outreach, is almost too much to bear.

"Many Arab governments," quoth the article, "have been pressing Mr. Obama to publicly outline his own parameters for the creation of an independent Palestinian state as a way to exert more pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visits Washington next week." Apparently the Arab governments are not alone -- they also have J Street assisting them in drumming up pressure to exert on the legitimate and democratically-elected government of Israel.

It seems that either J Street is simply a tool for the current U. S. Administration, or that -- perhaps even worse! -- they actually believe their own naive/delusional interpretation of events; that reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas (an organization committed to Israel's destruction) is somehow good for Israel, and that Israel should somehow suddenly put its faith in parties ranging from indifferent (at best) to hostile (at worst) to its legitimate security needs.