Wednesday, November 18, 2009

If J Street Is Against, I'm For

I read this J Street release:

November 18, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, issued the following statement in response to Sarah Palin's comments to ABC News' Barbara Walters:

J Street rejects Sarah Palin's comments attacking President Obama's sensible policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank yesterday during an ABC News interview with Barbara Walters.

Palin's pandering to her right-wing base comes at the expense of the security of the State of Israel, the lives of those actually living the conflict, and the fundamental American interest in achieving a two-state solution in the near term. Her words reveal a glaring ignorance of damaging facts and a callous disregard of past and present U.S. policy.

and immediately searched for Palin's remarks and found this:

Palin, whose book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hit bookshelves today, took aim at the Obama administration's stance on Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.

"I disagree with the Obama administration on that," Palin told Walters. "I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don't think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand."

Two comments.

A. Hurray!

B. The interview will only be broadcast later tonight. J St. is quick off the mark.


C. Where are other Jewish organizations' responses?

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