Is this the real picture of J Street?

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

J Street claims to be pro-Israel. It isn’t. It’s anti-Israel.

Watch this video. The pertinent comments begin at 2:26:

(The video comes from Elder of Zyion, as posted on The Algemeiner, “J-Street Speaker Calls for Destruction of Israel – to Applause (VIDEO)”, March 27, 2015).

When enemies of Israel speak about Israel, they use certain code-phrases. These phrases include, ‘took the land’, ‘displaced other people’ and ‘the ‘Palestinians’ are looking for a place for themselves and Israel opposes them’.

These phrases reveal the ugly truth about those who would destroy the Jewish state: they want you to believe Israel stole land that wasn’t hers. They want you to accept it has no right to say ‘no’ to ‘Palestinians’.

They oppose Israel’s existence. They want Jewish Israel to disappear.

Marcia Freedman, member of the supposedly pro-Israel J Street Advisory Council, seems to agree with these anti-Israel, anti-Jewish sentiments. She wants the Jewish Israel to disappear. She says Jews ‘displaced’ another people. She builds an anti-Israel argument upon anti-Israel code-phrases. If she’s pro-Israel, why does she speak of Israel using the language of Israel’s enemies? If J Street is pro-Israel, why is someone this anti-Israel so closely tied to it?

Marcia Freedman loves ‘democracy’. She prefers ‘democracy’ to ‘Jewish’. She wants ‘democracy’ to replace ‘Jewish’.

She argues in this video that a Jewish Israel isn’t a true democracy. The foundation for her argument is shocking: Israel can’t be a democracy because it’s too Jewish.

This argument is stunning in its anti-Israel chutzpa: for Israel to be a democracy, she argues, Jews have to allow Arabs to govern Israel (presumably upon winning a national election). Such a ‘democracy’, she claims, would actually be better than what Israel’s got right now because, she says, that would create “a homeland for the Jewish people in which we [Jews] are a minority”.

That’s nonsense. Given Israel’s demographics, when Jews become a minority in Israel, Arab Muslims become the majority. The moment that happens, Israel would cease to be a democracy.

The proof of such an assertion is everywhere in the Arab Middle East. Name one Muslim Arab country that’s a democracy.

You can’t. There is none.

There’s only way for there to be a democracy in Israel. Jews have to be the majority.

Marcia Freedman doesn’t accept that. She suggests that, in the democracy she prefers, Arabs would have the rights they lack today—and the Jewish homeland would be more secure. Her reason: Jews would become a ‘protected minority’. The Jewish homeland would be secured by the ‘state’, no matter who was in power.

Really? On what basis does she make such an assertion.

The idea that Jews would be a protected minority in an Israel ruled by Arab Muslims is madness. Where in the Middle East do Muslims-as-a-majority protect any minorities?

She’s not calling for ‘democracy in Israel’. She’s calling to destroy the Jewish homeland called Israel. That’s about as anti-Jewish and anti-Israel as one can get in polite company.

In fact, Israel the Jewish homeland is the only democracy in the Middle East. It protects Arab rights better than any Arab country.

If Arabs took over Israel, on what basis does she argue that the lives of Israeli Arabs would improve? On what basis does she argue that Arabs would actually protect the Jewish minority?

Name one country where Arabs treat Arabs better than Jews treat Arabs. You can’t. Neither can she.

She’s the true face of J Street.

J Street isn’t pro-Israel. It’s anti-Israel.