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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

J Street Advisory Council Member Marcia Freedman: Israel Should Be Replaced by Country in Which Jews Live As a "Protected Minority"

You will recall that on Sunday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd asked, "Is Jeb [Bush] aware that he tendentiously mischaracterized J Street as having 'anti-Israeli sentiments?'" Well, Dowd should listen to J Street Advisory Council Member Marcia Freedman propose in a panel discussion during last week's J Street conference that Israel should be replaced by a state in which Jews are a minority:

"If then [Israel] were a true democracy in all respects that guaranteed and fiercely protected the rights of minorities, including the governing rights of minorities, then I think we can begin to imagine a homeland for the Jewish people in which we are a minority, because we are a protected minority, and our mission of having a homeland and a refuge for the Jews in case of need is secured by the state, no matter who is in power."

Freedman's comments were greeted by rapturous applause.

Jews should live as a "protected minority" in a Middle East state in which Muslims are the majority? Good luck to any Jew who would agree to live in such a country.

J Street is pro-Israel? Yeah, right!

2 comments:

  1. Jeff, you probably want me to say something. Sorry, I am ...I am ... I am ....speechless.
    And how do you raise something .....like that?

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    1. "...a refuge for the Jews in case of need is secured by the state, no matter who is in power." ..."

      am not speechless, but increasingly embarrassed to be an American who still lives in a reality that includes history.

      Maybe J-Street thinks my plan to relocate the Jewish State to upstate New York is viable, except even my plan includes missile defense against Dearborn, Michigan, and possibly Vermont....


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