In a Facebook note published today, Congressman Allen West blasts J Street, or as he calls them, the "Pro-Palestinian Jewish Organization."
"Today on Capitol Hill there are lots of J-Street (Pro-Palestinian Jewish Organization) representatives, of course several have recognized me and wanted to chat," West writes. "I just have to shake my head when these citizens ask me to believe in Iran and support a two-state solution. When I ask them if there is a willing peace partner on the other side, they respond by saying yes. When I ask them how does one negotiate with leaders who do not even recognize your existence, they respond with, you have to believe in them. Well, looks like I will have to save these people from themselves. I take a man at his word when he says he wants to kill me, I ain’t suicidal."
J Street is wrapping up their conference today in Washington, D.C. by visiting members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
The Obama administration was represented at this year's J Street conference by White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, a close confidant of President Obama.
As Adam Kredo reports, the conference was a solemn affair. "Paranoia and gloom enshrouded J Street’s 2012 conference, as speaker after speaker warned supporters of the dovish 'pro-Israel, pro-peace' movement that the Jewish state is on the brink of collapse, a prognosis that experts rejected as misleading," writes Kredo.