Tuesday, April 15, 2008

J Street

I'm still kind of skeptical about this J Street thing. Not because I disagree with any of it's stated aims, but because everything I've seen about J Street, up to this video, promotes the antisemitic framing of "the Israel lobby." There are a thousand dovish, pro-Israel groups already, like Meretz USA and Americans for Peace Now. (The apparent difference here is that those organizations are not registered as lobbies.) And people like Mearsheimer and Walt already know about them. I entirely expect that, as soon as Mearsheimer and Walt have some disagreement with this J Street project, they will conceive of the whole thing as just another head on the Jewish hydra.

You can listen to some more here.

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