Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Israel's Deputy FM Tells Pro Hamas J Street Congressman To Pound Sand

This is just too good:

A group of US congressmen were unpleasantly surprised when Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon refused to meet with them this week.

US congressmen and other governmental representatives are generally treated as VIPs in the Holy Land. However, this particular group was organized by J Street, a lobby that pro-Israel activists say pressures Israel to implement leftist and pro-Arab policies.

Massachusetts Democrat William Delahunt fumed Wednesday that "in our opinion, this is an inappropriate way to treat elected representatives of Israel's closest ally who are visiting the country." Delahunt was joined by Democrats Donald Payne of New Jersey, Lois Capps of California, Bob Filner of California and Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio. {...}

On Tuesday, Ayalon said he believes J Street willfully misrepresents itself as a pro-Israel organization, when it is not.

J Street has attempted to present itself as pro-Israel, a dovish version of AIPAC. Yet pro-Israel advocates and activists have almost universally condemned J Street as an anti-Israel, pro-Arab organization posing as a voice for American Jewry.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union of Reform Judaism, called J Street's condemnation of counter-terror Operation Cast Lead "morally deficient", and "profoundly out of touch with Jewish sentiment." Well-known Israeli pundit and writer Caroline Glick asserted that J Street's foremost interest is in weakening Israel.

The article gives a bit of background on exactly who these creeps are. All of them signed on the foul, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel letter I mentioned before urging Obama to pressure Israel to unilaterally open its borders with Gaza, no matter what.

J-Street and Peace Now endorsed it, of course.

The letter made no mention of Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians,naturally.That's why those borders were closed in the first place after Hamas took over the Strip in a violent coup. And to underline the letter's basically anti-Semitic character, there was absolutely no mention of pressuring Egypt, a large recipient of US foreign aid to open Egypt's borders with Gaza or to stop building its new security barrier on Egypt's border with Gaza.

Filner, Capps and Kilroy, by the way, are among the top receivers of CAIR money in congress.

And they, along with Delahunt and Payne have a long and dishonorable history of voting against Israel in Congress at every opportunity.

So why so upset, Congressman Delahunt? Did you and your group really expect to be treated well by a country you crap on at every opportunity?

Tough tahini.

And kol tov, Minister Ayalon.

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1 comment:

yzernik said...

At least they are contributing to the Israeli tourism industry, assuming that they stay at nice hotels, and do some shopping while they are there.