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Rep. Allen West: J Street is Pro-Palestinian Jewish Organization

West: 'I take a man at his word when he says he wants to kill me, I ain't suicidal.'
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 3/28/2012, 6:13 PM

Allen West in Old City visit
Allen West in Old City visit
Arutz Sheva courtesy of Rep. West

In a statement published on his Facebook page, Congressman Allen West called the politically Left-leaning JStreet a "Pro-Palestinian Jewish Organization."

"Today on Capitol Hill there are lots of J-Street (Pro-Palestinian Jewish Organization) representatives, of course several have recognized me and wanted to chat," he stated. "I just have to shake my head when these citizens ask me to believe in Iran and support a two-state solution. When I ask them if there is a willing peace partner on the other side, they respond by saying yes. When I ask them how does one negotiate with leaders who do not even recognize your existence, they respond with, you have to believe in them. Well, looks like I will have to save these people from themselves. I take a man at his word when he says he wants to kill me, I ain’t suicidal."

Rep. West is known to be a great friend and steadfast supporter of the Jewish state and has repeatedly affirmed his commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the State of Israel. His recent statement came in response to the organization’s policy conference, which took place from March 24 through March 27 in Washington, D.C.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared as the key-note speaker at the conference, while Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, represented the American administration.

While the dovish organization prides itself on being “pro-peace” and “pro-Israel,” many prominent Jewish leaders have distanced themselves from the organization for, what are often seen as, its anti Israel policies.