What is it about Progressives that they have to continuously encourage the antisemitic canard that Israel/Jews wag the American dog?
J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami stated that many congressmen and senators refuse to criticize Israel because they "live in fear" of retribution from pro-Israel groups, Haaretz reports.Ben-Ami made the comments on Tuesday evening during a tepid debate between Ben-Ami and Bill Kristol, editor of Weekly Standard and a director of the pro-Israel Emergency Committee for Israel, on what it means to be pro-Israel in America in 2012....
Many American senators and congressmen “keep quiet” and refrain from criticizing Israeli policies because they “live in fear” and are “intimidated” by pro-Israeli groups such as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), according to J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami.
Ben-Ami’s bald assertion came during a debate with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a director of ECI, held on Tuesday night at Manhattan’s palatial B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue and moderated by Jane Eisner, the editor of the Forward. Ben Ami said that because of accusatory ECI ads in the New York Times and other media outlets, members of Congress are afraid of being branded as anti-Israel and are deterred by the “ramifications” of voicing open criticism of Israeli policies.
This is just one example of many lately from Progressive circles using antisemitic style rhetoric. How low can these idiots go from here? And when will they give up on the sham statement that they are pro-Israel? No, Progressives are anti-Israel more so every day. In fact, at that Synagogue, "The crowd of 700-800, mainly from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, clearly favored Ben Ami’s positions..." Jewish Stockholm Syndrome or what?