Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi - National Union) was appalled that her fellow MKs attended an event in Washington DC hosted by the J Street organization. "J Street has taken on the role of a vocal critic of Israel," MK Shaked state. ON her official Facebook page she asked, "Are these your friends? ... to attend a conference for such an organization?" She noted that J Street blasted Israel over Operation Cast Lead, the Mavi Marmara incident and other issues. The American- based group was formed in in 2008 as an alternative lobbying group that speaks with US elected officials. According to their website they advocate a two state solution.