The dribbling mouthpiece Ambassador Michael Oren has officially referred to J-Street as
“A Unique Problem.”
According to the Forward:
Addressing a breakfast session at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s biennial convention December 7, Ambassador Michael Oren described J Street as “a unique problem in that it not only opposes one policy of one Israeli government, it opposes all policies of all Israeli governments. It’s significantly out of the mainstream.”
After a speech that touched on the spiritual basis for and the threats to the state of Israel, Oren issued an unscripted condemnation of J Street.
“This is not a matter of settlements here [or] there. We understand there are differences of opinion,” Oren said. “But when it comes to the survival of the Jewish state, there should be no differences of opinion. You are fooling around with the lives of 7 million people. This is no joke.”
Honestly, this chills me to my bones. “A Unique Problem” – How about a consistent and honorable history of Jewish resistance to violent Jewish nationalism. Ambassador, the policies of the government you represent are segregationist, unjust and a slap in the face of the youth that will inherit the fires that you have stoked. For every argument you make that the State of Israel is some bastion of Jewish liberation and humanistic values, you expose the sore, distended tush of your enlightened Hebraism. Quit playing the victim. All the shooting and crying is getting exhausting.