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J Street Is Not Israel's Friend


JNN News, November 1, 2019


J Street leaders, supporters and political backers are already demanding that the future of USA aid to Israel will be conditional on the Jewish state halting settlement expansion. They want the issue to be a plank for the 2020 presidential elections. “Our aid is not intended to be a blank check,” Jeremy Ben-Ami, the group’s president, said on Sunday evening, 27 October 2019, at the opening of the J. Street annual conference. Ben-Ami called on candidates to reverse Trump administration policies that he claims have favored Israel over the Palestinians. He announced that the organization’s student wing, J Street U, has already launched a campaign to press the Democratic Party to include in its platform a call on Israel to end its “so-called” occupation of Judea & Samaria. Two former Obama administration National Security Council officials, Ben Rhodes and Tommy Vietor interviewed several Democratic candidates throughout the two-day conference held in Washington, D.C. including Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; former Housing secretary Julian Castro; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado. (JNN)


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