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Thursday, September 30, 2010

BOMBSHELL! Soros-Controlled J Street Tried To Gain Congressional Acceptance of UN Report Accusing Israel of War Crimes

Less than one week after the faux Israel advocacy group J Street was caught lying about taking cash from progressive financier George Soros, new evidence has been revealed about the group that eliminate any doubt about its true intentions vis a vis the Jewish State. J Street was involved in trying convince the US Congress to accept the Goldstone Report, a one sided UN Report with trumped up charges of Israeli War Crimes during the Gaza war.

The Goldstone Report, took its name from the South African Judge who lead the UN's inquiry into the Gaza War. The committee threw any standards of investigation out the window. The report violated international standards for inquires, including UN rules on fact- finding. The Commission systematically favored witnesses and evidence put forward by anti-Israel advocates including Hamas, and dismissed evidence and testimony that would undermine its case. For example it ruled that Hamas did not use its own citizens as human shields despite a wealth of video evidence. . The commission relied extensively on mediating agencies, especially UN and NGOs, which have a documented hostility to Israel; and reproduced earlier reports and claims from these agencies.

And that's just for a start. The Goldstone report has very serious, but untrue charges, no group claiming to advocate for Israel would ever want the US Congress to formally accept the document.  In fact, a  close analysis of the report’s methodology and conclusions raises some of the fundamental cognitive issues of the UN: ,scapegoating, cognitive egocentrism, political correctness accepting jihadi mentalities, anti-Semitism, and Jewish self-criticism. Anyone who understands the Goldstone report and its devastating ironies of content gains a basic insight into how and why the very nations that have inaugurated modernity and globalization are losing a cognitive war for the hearts and minds of world to forces with a mindset stuck in the Bronze Age.

Colette Avital  a former member of Israel's parliament, from the left wing Labor Party used to be  J Street's liaison in Israel. Avital told The Washington Times that she quit her J Street job partially because of the group's "connection to Judge Goldstone."
"When Judge Goldstone came to Washington, [J Street leaders were] suggesting that they might help him set up his appointments on Capitol Hill," she said.
Avital later had a joint conference call with J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and the paper where she denied she said J Street was working with Judge Goldstone, but thankfully the Times has their original conversation with her on tape .

While J Street was trying to promote the report in Congress the Obama adminsistration was trying to kill it at the UN
The chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee had also been circulating a bipartisan resolution condemning Judge Goldstone's report before the retired South African jurist came to Washington.
The Goldstone Report is widely viewed as slanderous toward the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) among the American Jewish community and in Israel. It accuses the IDF of deliberately targeting civilians in the ground and air war in Gaza, which resulted in at least 1,000 Palestinian deaths. The White House also has criticized the report.
J Street was the only "pro-Israel" group that did not publicly condemn the Goldstone Report (they did not publicly endorse it either).
In a statement provided to The Washington Times this week, Mr. Ben-Ami said, "J Street did not host, arrange or facilitate any visit to Washington, D.C., by Judge Richard Goldstone."
He went on to say, however, that "J Street staff spoke to colleagues at the organizations coordinating the meetings and, at their behest, reached out to a handful of congressional staff to inquire whether members would be interested in seeing Judge Goldstone."
He added, "We believed it to be a good idea for him and for members of Congress to meet personally, but we declined to play a role in hosting, convening or attending any of the meetings."
When asked later how many congressional offices had been contacted, a J Street staffer told the Times that it was "two or three." Mr. Ben-Ami later said he did not remember reaching out to Congress at all.
A director of J Street and President of George Soros'  Open Society Institute (OSI), played a central role in arranging Judge Goldstone's visit. The tax returns we provided to the Washington Times last week,list Mr. Halperin as a "director," and says he spends 10 hours a week on J Street business.
"He [Halerin] suggested — and I agreed — that it would be a good idea for me to meet with some of the leading members of Congress," Judge Goldstone said. "I thought it was important to correct the misimpressions." He added that Mr. Halperin had hand-delivered a personal letter he had written to members of Congress.
Mr. Ben-Ami acknowledged in his statement that OSI and a second organization facilitating Judge Goldstone's trip — the New America Foundation (NAF) — had approached J Street for help in making arrangements on the Hill.
Judge Goldstone said he remembers attending "10 or 12" meetings. J Street co-founder Daniel Levy, who accompanied the judge to several of the parleys, said that NAF — whose Middle East Task Force he co-chairs — had also hosted a lunch with Judge Goldstone for "a group of analysts and Middle East wonks." The judge, Mr. Levy, and J Street all declined to identify the members of Congress.
All three organizations associated with Judge Goldstone's visit to Washington — J Street, NAF and OSI — receive substantial funding from Hungarian-born billionaire, George Soros, a fierce critic of AIPAC and Israeli policies.
Judge Goldstone said that he "was keen to meet with [members of Congress] because of what I considered to be both an unfortunate and factually incorrect resolution." J Street said at the time that it was "unable to support" the resolution as written. It subsequently passed the House by a vote of 344-36.
When the J Street/Soros partnership was revealed last week, many in the liberal media wondered what the big deal was.  The J Street Goldstone report scandal is a perfect example of  "what the big deal was."

You see because he suffered through the Holocaust as a child, Soros feels a need to hurt Israel.  Soros’ father had sent him to live with a bribed Christian government official who was involved in confiscating Jewish property for the Nazis.

As Dr. Barry Rubin hypothesized recently, Soros must prove to the enemies of the Jews that he is not someone they should see as an enemy. Just as he did when he was growing up in Hungry. By fighting Jewish interests he can claim to diminish antisemitism while also protecting his own interests.

What did Soros say was the main lesson he had learned on those streets in 1944 Hungary? “That one should think ahead. One should understand and--and anticipate events and when--when one is threatened.”

So for Soros, religious Jews, Zionists, and in effect the overwhelming majority of the Jewish communities of the world are bringing disaster on themselves by provoking an antisemitic backlash that will eventually hurt him. J Street is just another vehicle for him to "become friends" with those who would hurt him.

There have been detailed critiques regarding the UN’s Goldstone report  some of the best can be found at a website called Understanding the Goldstone Report (which I helped to compile). This report was created for the sole purpose of de-legitimizing Israel by bashing her with phony claims of “war crimes.” during the Gaza War. The report is full of Hamas-led witnesses masking propaganda against Israel; and taken as the truth by Goldstone, his investigator, the United Nations, and many governments across the world. Little verifiable evidence was presented, and almost nothing was said about Hamas terrorist activities.
The saddest part about the report and its support from George Soros and J Street  is that it will lead to additional deaths, not only in Israel and in the Palestinian controlled territories,  but across the world. Terrorist see documents such as the Goldstone report as a Carte Blanche by the world community to continue their terrorist strategies and even expand them further.  By creating and controlling J Street Soros, and his "puppet" J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami are appeasing and inciting terrorism throughout the world

UPDATE: J Street published responses from Mr. Ben-Ami and Ms. Avital blasting the Washington Times  report and denying that Ms. Avital ever made the Goldstone connection.  Maybe they should have first listened to this audio tape of Ms. Avital's phone call with the Times

UPDATE: J Street Claims to have over 160 supporters in Congress.  Is your Rep or Senator on the List? See the list below:


Street Gala Dinner Honorary Host Committee The following members of Congress will host J Street's first annual Gala Dinner this October 27th. The Gala is part of J Street's first national conference, Driving Change, Securing Peace, that will be held this October 25th to 28th in Washington, DC.

United States Senate
The Honorable Daniel Akaka (HI)
The Honorable Sherrod Brown (OH)
The Honorable Roland Burris (IL)
The Honorable Maria Cantwell (WA)
The Honorable Tom Carper (DE)
The Honorable Bob Casey (PA)
The Honorable Chris Dodd (CT)
The Honorable Byron Dorgan (ND)
The Honorable Russ Feingold (WI)
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein (CA)
The Honorable Al Franken (MN)
The Honorable Tim Johnson (SD)
The Honorable John Kerry (MA)
The Honorable Herb Kohl (WI)
The Honorable Mary Landrieu (LA)
The Honorable Patrick Leahy (VT)
The Honorable Jeff Merkley (OR)
The Honorable Mark Pryor (AR)
The Honorable Bernie Sanders (VT)
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
The Honorable Jon Tester (MT)
The Honorable Mark Udall (CO)
The Honorable Tom Udall (NM)
The Honorable Jim Webb (VA)
The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
The Honorable Jason Altmire (PA-04)
The Honorable Michael Arcuri (NY-24)
The Honorable Brian Baird (WA-03)
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
The Honorable John Boccieri (OH-16)
The Honorable Charles Boustany (LA-07)
The Honorable Bruce Braley (IA-01)
The Honorable Corrine Brown (FL-03)
The Honorable Lois Capps (CA-23)
The Honorable Michael Capuano (MA-08)
The Honorable Russ Carnahan (MO-03)
The Honorable Chris Carney (PA-10)
The Honorable Andre Carson (IN-07)
The Honorable Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
The Honorable James Clyburn (SC-06)
The Honorable Steve Cohen (TN-09)
The Honorable Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
The Honorable John Conyers (MI-14)
The Honorable Jim Cooper (TN-05)
The Honorable Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
The Honorable Danny Davis (IL-07)
The Honorable Susan Davis (CA-53)
The Honorable Peter DeFazio (OR-12)
The Honorable Dianna DeGette (CO-01)
The Honorable William Delahunt (MA-10)
The Honorable Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
The Honorable John Dingell (MI-15)
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)
The Honorable Mike Doyle (PA-14)
The Honorable Steve Driehaus (OH-01)
The Honorable Donna Edwards (MD-04)
The Honorable Keith Ellison (MN-05)
The Honorable Anna Eshoo (CA-14)
The Honorable Eni Faleomavaega (American Samoa-AL)
The Honorable Sam Farr (CA-17)
The Honorable Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
The Honorable Bob Filner (CA-51)
The Honorable Bill Foster (IL-14)
The Honorable Barney Frank (MA-04)
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08)
The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20)
The Honorable Raul Grijalva (AZ-07)
The Honorable Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
The Honorable John Hall (NY-19)
The Honorable Debbie Halvorson (IL-11)
The Honorable Jane Harman (CA-36)
The Honorable Jim Himes (CT-04)
The Honorable Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
The Honorable Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)
The Honorable Mazie K. Hirono (HI-02)
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes-Norton
The Honorable Rush Holt (NJ-12)
The Honorable Mike Honda (CA-15)
The Honorable Jay Inslee (WA-01)
The Honorable Steve Israel (NY-02)
The Honorable Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
The Honorable Hank Johnson (GA-04)
The Honorable Steve Kagen (WI-08)
The Honorable Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
The Honorable Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
The Honorable Mary-Jo Kilroy (OH-15)
The Honorable Ron Kind (WI-03)
The Honorable Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
The Honorable John Larson (CT-01)
The Honorable Barbara Lee (CA-09)
The Honorable David Loebsack (IA-02)
The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03)
The Honorable Stephen Lynch (MA-09)
The Honorable Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
The Honorable Betsy Markey (CO-04)
The Honorable Ed Markey (MA-07)
The Honorable Eric Massa (NY-29)
The Honorable Betty McCollum (MN-04)
The Honorable Jim McDermott (WA-07)
The Honorable James McGovern (MA-03)
The Honorable Gregory Meeks (NY-06)
The Honorable Brad Miller (NC-13)
The Honorable George Miller (CA-07)
The Honorable Harry Mitchell (AZ-05)
The Honorable Dennis Moore (KS-03)
The Honorable Gwen Moore (WI-04)
The Honorable James Moran (VA-08)
The Honorable Chris Murphy (CT-05)
The Honorable Scott Murphy (NY-20)
The Honorable Richard Neal (MA-02)
The Honorable Glenn Nye (VA-02)
The Honorable John Olver (MA-01)
The Honorable Solomon Ortiz (TX-27)
The Honorable Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
The Honorable Bill Pascrell (NJ-08)
The Honorable Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
The Honorable Donald Payne (NJ-10)
The Honorable Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
The Honorable Tom Perriello (VA-05)
The Honorable Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
The Honorable Jared Polis (CO-02)
The Honorable David Price (NC-04)
The Honorable Nick Rahall (WV-03)
The Honorable Charlie Rangel (NY-15)
The Honorable Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23)
The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
The Honorable Bobby Rush (IL-01)
The Honorable Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
The Honorable Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
The Honorable Adam Schiff (CA-29)
The Honorable Joe Sestak (PA-07)
The Honorable Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)
The Honorable Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
The Honorable Jackie Speier (CA-12)
The Honorable John Tanner (TN-08)
The Honorable John Tierney (MA-06)
The Honorable Mike Thompson (CA-01)
The Honorable Paul Tonko (NY-21)
The Honorable Nikki Tsongas (MA-05)
The Honorable Diane Watson (CA-33)
The Honorable Henry Waxman (CA-30)
The Honorable Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
The Honorable David Wu (OR-01)
The Honorable John Yarmuth (KY-03)

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