Thursday, June 18, 2015

J Street. Betraying both Palestinian and Israeli children

Congressional Representative Betty McCollum has drafted a letter to John Kerry, condemning Israel's treatment of Palestinian children. The letter ignores the glorification of violence in Palestinian society, and the role it plays in perpetuating conflict. It ignores the indoctrination of Palestinian youth by the state run media.  It ignores the culture of hatred that is created when streets, city squares and youth sports leagues are named after the murderers of Jews.  This letter infantilizes the Palestinian people by absolving them of responsibility and doing so, makes  peace even more elusive.

As of today, only 12 of our Congressional representatives have signed this biased and one-sided document. Of those, 10 have been endorsed by J Street (names bolded)

Rep Betty McCollum           
Rep Jim McDermott           
Rep Keith Ellison                
Rep Bobby Rush
Rep Danny Davis                
Rep Raúl M. Grijalva          
Rep André Carson
Rep Anna G. Eshoo            
Rep Peter DeFazio               
Rep Earl Blumenauer        
Rep John Conyers               
Rep Chellie Pingree           
Rep Barbara Lee  

Copy of Rep McCollum's letter:


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

oh gee whiz keith Ellison is on that list what a surprise that is.

Anonymous said...

Here's the full list as of today

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)