Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Pro-Israel" Groups Divided Re What to Do About Iran

So says the New York Times (sans scare quotes), an assertion that would be true if the following two radical left outfits actually were pro-Israel:
Urging diplomacy are liberal groups like J Street, which is helped by $500,000 a year in contributions from the liberal philanthropist George Soros, and Tikkun, a Jewish journal that has begun running newspaper ads here and abroad that urge “NO War on Iran and NO First Strike!” The Berkeley-based Tikkun is hoping to link its antiwar message with the “Occupy” protests.
“A lot of people talk about the ‘Israel lobby’ as if it’s a monolithic thing,” said Dylan Williams, head of government affairs for J Street, which is advocating a less confrontational approach with Iran. “It’s a myth. There is a deep division between those who support military action at this point and those who support diplomacy.”       
If J Street and Tikkun are pro-Israel and part of the "insidious" "Israel lobby," then I'm Hanan Ashrawi.

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