01 April 2009

J Street dissected

Noah Pollak of the Commentary magazine, does a thorough and admirable, albeit unenviable job of in-depth analysis of the curious phenomenon called J Street in her article They’re Doing the J Street Jive. Worthy reading by any means.

To add my two bits: I have a strong suspicion that the main drive of Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street "founder" could be glimpsed from the following quote:

I felt that I didn’t have a voice in American politics when it came to Israel and the Middle East...
Quite a few of these small but shrill Jooish factions sprung due to feverish urge of their members to get some publicity. But of course, this is not the only factor, and thanks to Noah we now have a good detailed picture of J Street.