I write a lot about the “Lost Tribe”: i.e. Jews and non-Jews who support Israel, but somehow mangle their logic into also supporting people who clearly hate the world’s one and only Jewish state.
And the at least ostensibly pro-Israel people who support J-Street – created by hard-left Jews who can’t ever seem to find a thing Israel does right, or a thing Palestinian Arabs do wrong – are exactly who I write about.
In that connection, we have this, excerpted from Charles Fain Lehman’s article for freebeacon.com:
The Republican Party of Michigan is signing on to a campaign to defeat candidates, including a Michigan Democrat, backed by J Street PAC, the prominent pro-Iran-deal, Mideast lobbying group.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin announced its “stop J Street Campaign” in February, focused on defeating the congressional campaign of J Street PAC cofounder Dan Kohl for the House of Representatives. J Street is a D.C.-based organization that claims to be “pro-peace” and “pro-Israel” but which critics have described as “anti-Israel.” The group has been censured for inviting individuals with anti-Israel views to their conferences.
Notably, J Street was a prominent backer of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, pouring millions of dollars into support for the controversial agreement. The Israeli government has since called the deal a “historic mistake.” J Street did not return a request for comment for this article.
Now, the Michigan GOP is joining with its Wisconsin counterpart to hit J Street-backed candidate Elissa Slotkin, running for the House of Representatives in Michigan’s eighth district. Slotkin is strongly backed by J Street, which solicits donations for her on its website.
It is a constant area of amazement – and disgust – to me that so many otherwise well-intentioned people – especially among my Jewish counterparts – fall for the demonstrably untrue claims that a) Democrats are the party for people who support Israel and b) that J-Street – which supports only Democrats while claiming to be pro-Israel – therefore must be exactly as it describes itself.
The truth is that Democrat Party, as it has drifted further and further left over the years, has increasingly become the anti-Israel party. Polling data by every reputable source shows as much.
And J-Street’s positions, along with the candidates it supports, has always been about as reliably anti-Israel an entity as you can find.
When will the Lost Tribe wake up and see what is in front of their eyes? ‘
Based on what I have seen so far, it won’t happen any time soon.