J Street Founder: Israel's Creation 'An Act That Was Wrong'
3:30 PM, Oct 6, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Never mind for a moment that J Street lied about accepting George Soros's money, that the so-called pro-Israel group is accepting cash from a mysterious foreign national, and that J Street helped facilitate Richard Goldstone's visit to Capitol Hill -- though all three troubling facts have rightly been in the news a lot lately.
Here's a shameful -- and wrong -- history lesson from one of J Street's co-founders, Daniel Levy, and it should dispel any remaining claim that J Street is in fact a pro-Israel group:
Translation for this: The founding of the Jewish state in the land of Israel was unjust. Quite plainly, there is no other way to read this bit.
According to the source for this quotation, Mere Rhetoric, Levy also went on to excuse terrorism against innocent Israelis by saying, "it's 'natural' for Gazans to want to attack Israelis."
So, what's Levy's role in J Street? He's a co-founder, but he's also listed on a recent tax return as being a member of its board. Political groups reflect the views of the people who founded them and the folks that sit on their boards. There is absolutely no reason to believe that J Street, through its actions, does not reflect the views that Levy holds.
Anti-Israel folks and groups abound. Curiously, though, very few of these pretend to be pro-Israel.
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