The #JStreet Philosophy: “Have President Obama use his clout to save us from ourselves”

J Street: For sale to the highest bidder
by Shmuley Boteach
May 26, 2016

This idea that Israel must be saved from itself is not new. It has been a staple of Arabist thinking at the State Department for decades and was reflected in an article written by former undersecretary of state George Ball entitled, “How to save Israel in spite of itself.” The view has always been popular among critics of Israel who, like J Street, believe that Israelis are either too stupid, immature, or foolish to know what is best for them and therefore must be helped to see the error of their ways by Americans who know better from the safety and comfort of their homes 6,000 miles away. READ MORE

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