Saturday, September 25, 2010

J Street: "Who, Me?"

I tried to give you all a heads-up within embargo limistation but now that it broke, some of the stories:

1. Soros revealed as funder of liberal Jewish-American lobby
by Eli Lake

(but there's a typos there: "One of the world's wealthiest philanthropists, Mr. Soros gave initially gave money to support Eastern European dissidents..."

Jeremy Double-Speak:

Mr. Ben Ami said his group had no qualms about getting money from Mr. Soros. "I am very, very proud that our movement and what we are trying to do is aligned with the values and principles of George Soros and we are proud to have his support," he said. Mr. Ben Ami said Mr. Soros "made the public decision not to support us once we launched. Once we got started, he provided us with some money."

2. J Street Exposed
by Michael Goldfarb

3. Money from Hong Kong
by Ben Smith


when Soros stepped to the podium Wednesday to address those issues at a conference of the Jewish Funders Network, audience members were listening carefully.
Many were surprised by what they heard.

When asked about anti-Semitism in Europe, Soros, who is Jewish, said European anti-Semitism is the result of the policies of Israel and the United States. "There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that," Soros said. "It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. I'm critical of those policies."

"If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish," he said. "I can't see how one could confront it directly." That is a point made by Israel's most vociferous critics, whom some Jewish activists charge with using anti-Zionism as a guise for anti-Semitism. The billionaire financier said he, too, bears some responsibility for the new anti-Semitism, citing last month's speech by Malaysia's outgoing prime minister, Mahathir Mohammad, who said, "Jews rule the world by proxy."

"I'm also very concerned about my own role because the new anti-Semitism holds that the Jews rule the world," said Soros, whose projects and funding have influenced governments and promoted various political causes around the world.

"As an unintended consequence of my actions," he said, "I also contribute to that image."...

... "Let's understand things clearly: Anti-Semitism is not caused by Jews; it's caused by anti-Semites," said Elan Steinberg, senior advisor at the World Jewish Congress...Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called Soros' comments "absolutely obscene." "He buys into the stereotype," Foxman said. "It's a simplistic, counterproductive, biased and bigoted perception of what's out there. It's blaming the victim for all of Israel's and the Jewish people's ills."


Jerusalem Post: Arabs, Muslims Among J Street Donors by Hilary Leila Krieger

Showdown on J Street by Lenny Ben David

Oren and the Neturei Karta of J Street by Jonathan Mark, The Jewish Week

J Street Exposed by P. David Hornik

Exposing the J Street Fraud: Why Is a "Pro-Israel" Lobby Closely Cooperating with an Iranian Regime Front Group? by Barry Rubin

Why Does J Street Attract the Friends of Saudi Arabia? by Lenny Ben-David

Peeling Off J Street's Invisibility Cloak by Lenny Ben-David

J Street: A Shameful Address by Shmuley Boteach

J Street, Protecting the Quarterback by Lenny Ben-David

J Street's Dangerous Detour to the White House by Lenny Ben-David

Commentary: J Street's Polling by Noah Pollak

American Thinker: "The Misrepresentation of J Street" by Matthew M. Hausman

The Saudis Take a Stroll on J Street by Lenny Ben-David

J Street Fails Its Fans by Lenny Ben-David

Going Left on J Street by Lenny Ben-David

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