Yep, another "League of Trembling Israelites".
As Jews who care about Israel, we fear [that's one] that, on Israel's present path, we will see our shared dream of a Jewish, democratic home in the state of Israel slip through our fingers.
As Americans, we worry [that's two] about the impact of Israeli policies on vital US interests in the Middle East and around the world.
Finally, as American Jews, we worry [that's three] that the health and vitality of our community will be deeply affected by what happens in the region, how the world perceives Israel and by how our community here at home deals with increasingly complex conversations around Israel.
Afraid of where the "shared dream" is going. Shared, full, of course, including the security risks we bear here.
Worried as Americans for America - or scared of dual loyalty, antisemitism, etc.
J Street was preceded by groups like American Council for Judaism and see this), Breira (and *), New Jewish Agenda, Ihud of Magnes, others, all weak-willed and undercutting.
What AFSI’s 1977 pamphlet on Breira said of that organization is every bit as applicable to J Street: “Breira invites criticism of Israel, makes indeed a virtuous and courageous act of it….Israel has ’behaved badly,’ ’oppressed Palestinians,’ ’ignored the prophetic mission it was her task to fulfill,’ ’has not really sought peace’….It is the basic dishonesty of Breira, which abandons Israel in the name of commitment to her future, that has made it such an attractive tool for those hostile to the state.”
And that’s the attraction of all these groups for the anti-Israel media.
But who was Obama's Rabbi? Arnold Wolf.