Video: J-Street speaker calls for destruction of Israel – to applause!
Here is Marcia Freedman, in a J-Street panel discussion on Liberal Zionism and sitting next to Peter Beinart, describing how she believes that the Jewish people should not have a state, and that instead they should live as a minority in an Arab Palestine as a “protected minority” – in other words, as dhimmis.
I kept all the context (although I accidentally cut out the applause at the end):
The entire session is here; her section begins at 1:02:45.
The moderator didn’t challenge her, and as far as I could tell neither did any other panelists.
Isn’t it interesting that at a conference that claims to be “pro-Israel, pro-peace” and that hammers away at how it wants a two state solution, there is no objection to this one-state solution where Jews are “protected” by people who want to kill them?
J-Street refuses to let Alan Dershowitz, an advocate of a two-state solution since the 1970s, speak. But this crazy lady who thinks that Israel treats Arab citizens worse than Arabs would treat Jews is given a platform, without a single dissenting voice that I could find, either at the session or on Twitter afterwards, from J-Street members or attendees..
In fact, J-Street U tweeted her remarks seemingly admiringly:
I am reminded of a series of tweets a few days ago by a BDS supporter and anti-Zionist who said that J-Street was her “gateway drug” to hating Israel:
Worse than that is that despite its avowed purpose, the organization cannot and does not defend Israel’s existence against its critics – instead, it gives its critics a platform where they can spout their hate unopposed.
My test for whether people are really “pro-Israel” stands, and J-Street has flunked.
This is not exactly pro-Israel, or pro-peace.