Hey J-Street: Your anti-Israel bias is showing
I guess the liberals at the Jewish lobbying group J-Street have decided to drop all pretenses about what their true feelings are toward Israel.
Hillary Krieger of the Jerusalem Post is reporting that their university arm has dropped one half of their slogan:
J-Street's university arm has dropped the "pro-Israel" part of the left-wing US lobby's "pro-Israel, pro-peace" slogan to avoid alienating students.
Can't have that, can we? Don't want to "alienate" students who might object to supporting Israel - just like the rest of the crowd.
"We don't want to isolate people because they don't feel quite so comfortable with 'pro-Israel,' so we say 'pro-peace,'" said American University junior Lauren Barr of the "J Street U" slogan, "but behind that is 'pro-Israel.'"
Barr, secretary of the J Street U student board that decided the slogan's terminology, explained that on campus, "people feel alienated when the conversation revolves around a connection to Israel only, because people feel connected to Palestine, people feel connected to social justice, people feel connected to the Middle East."
How wonderful to be "connected to Palestine." They must feel a connection to Oz also since both are fictional countries. Perhaps they see Abbas as a jolly old Wizard and Hamas as little munchkins.
These children are apparently unaware of what is going on in the Middle East. Nor do they seem to care very much about the existential threats facing the Jewish state. They are in love with the notion of peace but have little knowledge of how it can be achieved beyond Israel giving up its security in exchange for empty promises from a group that wants to destroy it.
Someone should tell these naive kids that you can't have social justice if Israel ends up in smoking ruins. At that point, it's too late to have your eyes opened to the threats faced by Israel from its implacable enemies.