By Barry Rubin
In the wake of its lies about getting money from George Soros, trying to help anti-Israel campaigner Richard Goldstone lobby Congress, cooperating with Iran’s lobby to try to protect Iran from sanctions, and on other matters, here’s another one. J Street founder and its leading “expert” on Israel, Daniel Levy–one of the mass media’s favorite people to interview about Israel–was caught saying that Israel’s creation was wrong. J Street lashed back calling its critics “far right” and issuing a video purporting to show that Levy never said such a thing.
Levy made the statement near the end of his talk. J Street cut out the end. This could not have been a mistake. It had to be deliberate so they could say: See! He didn’t say it, he’s only speaking regrettably about the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem, these critics are lying, so you should all continue supporting J Street.
What? It’s not there? Well, J Street: That’s only because you edited it out of the video!
This is the moral level of these people.
J Street critics–who span the political spectrum–laughed because they already knew they had the evidence, just as they did in the tape of the telephone call where the offer to help Goldstone was made. (if you cannot see video below click here)
(To be fully accurate, Levy said that the Holocaust was a rationale for him to accept Israel’s existence but otherwise it was a mistake.)
Why is J Street so reckless in lying? Because it knows the mass media will protect it and that many of its followers won’t believe the accusations–even if documented thoroughly–because those presenting them will be dismissed as extreme right-wingers. (Incidentally, the two bloggers who have brought out most of the information on J Street could be more accurately described as center-left.)
Nevertheless, each such exposed lie and demonstration of J Street’s anti-Israel agenda further reduces its support. Already it has become too toxic to gain support from any American member of Congress or Israeli politician.