Friday, March 26, 2010

J Street Loses Another Politician


Pennsylvania Democrat Doug Pike, running for a suburban Philadelphia House seat, has asked J Street, the liberal-leaning Israel policy organization, to remove him from its endorsed list of candidates...Pike said that he was breaking with the group and returning the $6,000 that J Street had funneled to his campaign.

Citing J Street’s support for the Obama Administration’s opposition to recent Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem, Pike told the paper that he found himself in disagreement with organization, which is widely seen as a dovish counterweight to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

"Belatedly, I got a clearer sense of the important points where J Street looks at things differently than I look at things," Pike told the Jewish Exponent. "Also, people simply assumed when they heard that I was endorsed by J Street that I agreed with them on everything. The endorsement was an impediment to my being able to explain my convictions about Israel's security."

J Street responded Thursday by launching a fundraising appeal slamming Pike for his move, which had generated more than $21,000 by Thursday evening.

and see here.

Such venal Jews are J Street.

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