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.
Forward – JJ Goldberg
Blackballing J Street: Who Voted How
Tablet – Liel Leibovitz
Forget J Street; Should We Accept the Conference of Presidents?