Sidenote: Israel in the News

About a week ago, JStreet and something called “The Conference” was all over the Jewish American news. “The Conference” referred to The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, and JStreet’s tagline reads: “the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans”.

In short, Jstreet made a bid to join the Conference and, after a secret vote, was not admitted.

I do not wish to state any personal opinion of my own – in fact, I am not sure I have one, knowing as little as I do about the various organizations involved.

However, I thought it would be remiss of this blog to ignore the kerfuffle, and so I am including here a few (not largely representative, just informative and/or opinionated) articles on the topic for perusal.

Jerusalem Post:
1. Conference of Presidents votes against J Street inclusion
2. J Street disappointed by Conference of Presidents rejection

Forward – JJ Goldberg
Blackballing J Street: Who Voted How

Tablet – Liel Leibovitz
Forget J Street; Should We Accept the Conference of Presidents?





About dustyicentered

Rabbinic Student at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles, graduate of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education. I love a good story.

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