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Syrian Leader Praises J Street

1:18 PM, Feb 4, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Bashar Al-Assad, according to his good buddy Sey Hersh, praises the "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby J Street. This, according to notes Hersh took last December, now online at the New Yorker. Speaking on the topic of "Criticisms of some Israeli policies at the J-Street founding conference," the Syrian tyrant said: 

Ahh … that is new!… But we should educate them that if they are worried about Israel, then the only thing that can protect Israel is peace, nothing else. No amount of airplanes or weapons could protect Israel, so they have to forget about that.

Well, although the Israelis won't show up to J Street's conference, at least the lobby could probably get some high level government official to show up from a Middle East country. 

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