web analytics
July 28, 2015 / 12 Av, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Alan Dershowitz: J Street Undercuts Obama Policy on Iran

Alan Dershowitz

Photo Credit: Gidon Markowicz/Flash90

J Street can no longer pretend to be pro-Israel, since it is actively seeking to undercut a joint Israeli and American policy designed to protect Israel and the world from a nuclear armed Iran. Nor can J Street claim to be pro-peace, since its policy will likely encourage Iran to take actions that will inevitably result in an attack either by Israel, the United States or both. Finally, it cannot be trusted to tell the truth, as evidenced by its deliberate misattribution of its views to security experts that don’t share them.

Some people have accused J Street of carrying President Obama’s water with regard to Israel and of having been “invented” to give the Obama Administration cover for taking tough policies with regard to Israeli settlement activity. But in this instance, J Street is completely undercutting the Obama policy. That would not be so bad except for the fact that the Obama White House sometimes seems to be embracing J Street and its followers. This public embrace sends a message to Iran that the Obama Administration may not mean it when it says that it will use military force if necessary to prevent a nuclear armed Iran. This may be a false message, but it is a dangerous one nevertheless. Absolutely no good has come from J Street’s soft policy on Iran. Either J Street must change its policy, or truth in advertising requires that it no longer proclaim itself a friend of Israel, a friend of peace, a friend of truth, or a friend of the Obama Administration.

Originally published at Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

4 Responses to “Alan Dershowitz: J Street Undercuts Obama Policy on Iran”

  1. Quint Gaber says:

    In fact, J street has the correct approach. A war would be disastrous and no amount of threats of war is going to make a change in Iran's approach to its nuclear program.

    The only solution is a negotiated settlement. However, because of the 2012 US elections and pressure from Israel the current negotiations with Iran are doomed to fail. Thus, Dershowitz and his ilk have no solutions. All they want is wars and more wars.

    By the way, almost everyone now agrees that Iran has no nuclear weapons program. So, what is the urgency in staring another drumbeat for war?

  2. Keith James says:

    will America survive Israel?

  3. J Street is 100% committed to an idealized fairy-tale view of the world. In this world Israel is pressured to give up Jerusalem and all other lands and Tikun Olam, Peace and Harmony follow. With Iran, military options are foregone and the Iranians will do the right thing. Although fairy-tales are nice these tails would not end happily ever after. Jews will lose there holy places, Peace treaties will be torn up (As all the existing ones were or will be) then missiles will rain down on every town. Finally a dirty nuclear bomb is exploded in Tel-Aviv.

    Then the J-streeters will weep and go on to another book when, suddenly, another Nuclear bomb goes off in Times Square, and the J-Streeter is pulverized.

  4. Quint Gaber says:

    You are paranoid and you live in a dreamland. Careful, the Cookie Monster is going to come eat you.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Rocks hurled by rioting Arabs on the Temple Mount.
MK Ahmed Tibi Tells Police to Expel Jews from Temple Mount
Latest Indepth Stories
Open Tent

{Originally posted to the author’s website, FirstOne Through} Some passionate and eloquent liberals have bemoaned the state of inclusiveness among Jews today. Leon Wieseltier, editor of the New Republic penned an angry piece “J Street’s Rejection Is a Scandal” about the exclusion in 2014 of J Street from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. […]

Hamas on the Temple Mount - Jul 3, 2015

Magnanimity by Moshe Dayan, allowing Muslim control of the Temple Mount, led to today’s situation.

Community-Jewels-logo

It was modeled upon a similar fund that had been set up by Sephardic Jews in Venice. But Amsterdam’s Dotar was initially more ambitious in scope.

Brudner-072415-Rav-Aharon

Rav Aharon Margalit is a bestselling author – his book, As Long As I Live, has been translated into four languages – and a standing-room only lecturer. Both religious and non-religious audiences flock to hear him. What makes him so extraordinary? Rav Margalit is a Chasidic Jew who experienced incredible challenges from a very young […]

J Street is the vanguard (Jewish face)in support of Obama’s Vienna Accords Nuclear Deal with Iran

“I hold the woman’s place over that of men in every fundamental aspect of public and private life.”

The US-UNRWA accord is another example of this White House, hostile to Israel, disregarding truth.

On the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’av, a reflection on the dangerous deal with Iran

The Kotel gained significance around 1550. Previously, many Jews prayed on the Temple Mount itself.

All Jews MUST stand together to oppose boycotts against Israel. So why does NIF & JCF support BDS?

This year it is hard to concentrate on anything but Iran building nuclear weapons to destroy Israel

Bibi failed the moment he transferred Israel’s Iran problem to the international arena.

I was entranced by Kaddish, a song of sorrow of the whole of Israel for the 1000s of years of exile

Like the Avos, we are invested with the mission to inspire humanity to become nobler and greater

Iran accords are worse than Munich; even Chamberlain would be shocked at what is transpiring again.

An unhappy person cannot become happy by acquiring items. Happiness has to come from somewhere else.

More Articles from Alan M. Dershowitz
obama cartoon hiding nuke from bibi

Burden of proof’s on Obama to demonstrate the deal “prevents” Iran from “obtaining a nuclear weapon”

All Options Are On the Table

Revealing intelligence assessments that suggest Netanyahu is bluffing only encourages the Iranians.

National Lawyers Guild:Sworn enemy of Israel & the legal arm of Palestinian terrorism since the ’70s

Just as we would never grant legitimacy to ISIS, we should not grant legitimacy to Hamas.

“Continuum of Civilianality:” Who is a civilian and who is a combatant is often a matter of degree.

Re-posted with permission from The Gatestone Institute How many times have you heard on television or read in the media that the Gaza Strip is “the most densely populated area in the world”? Repeating this statement, however, does not make it true. There are dense parts of Gaza, especially Gaza City, Beit Hanoun and Khan […]

Qatar’s wealth and Turkey’s size should not preclude us from telling it as it is: Qatar and Turkey are among the worst villains in the Gaza tragedy.

Many American experts—diplomatic, nuclear, political, economic—believe that even the risks to the United States exceed the benefits.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/alan-dershowitz-j-street-undercuts-obama-policy-on-iran/2012/06/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: