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J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

J Street Fundraises off Steve Bannon Speech to ZOA Dinner

J Street, the far-left organization that opposes Israeli government policies and backs U.S. politicians who do the same, is fundraising off Steve Bannon’s speech to the Zionist Organization of America dinner on Sunday night.

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

James Mattis to Speak at McMaster’s Soros-Backed Former Think Tank

NEW YORK — Secretary of Defense James Mattis is confirmed to speak at the annual conference of a George Soros-financed think tank that is also funded by the controversial Ploughshares Fund, identified by the Obama White House as central to helping sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media.

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Bernie Sanders: Cut U.S. Military Aid to Israel

In a rare foreign policy interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed the United States is “complicit” in so-called Israeli occupation” and should rethink its military aid to the Jewish state.

H.R. McMaster and George Soros. (Sean Gallup/Getty, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

McMaster’s Former Group Scrubs — then Re-Adds — Soros Financing from Website

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is listed as being a member for eleven years, this week added George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and another Soros-financed group to the list of donors on its website in response to a Breitbart News request on the matter.

US Secretary of State John Kerry lays out his vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians in a keynote speech in Washington, DC, on December 28, 2016

Jewish Groups Blast Kerry’s Mideast Speech: ‘Filled with Anti-Israel Vitriol’

A number of leading Jewish organizations came out against Secretary of State John Kerry’s Wednesday speech on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, mere days after the Obama administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition and abstain from voting on an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

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Radical J Street Tries to Raise Money off David Friedman Nomination

The radical left-wing group J Street is trying to raise money off President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of David Friedman to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The complaint: Friedman once referred to J Street supporters as “far worse than kapos – Jews who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps.” J Street is urgently soliciting donations “to fight [Friedman’s] nomination.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 23: Retired Marine Corps Gen. James "Jim" Mattis speaks during the DIRECTV and Operation Gratitude day of service at the fifth annual DIRECTV Dealer Revolution Conference at Caesars Palace on July 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

Republican Jewish Coalition Backs ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

The Republican Jewish Coalition, the most powerful organization among politically conservative Jews, is formally backing the nomination of retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense.

J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Anti-Israel J Street Wants the IRS Scandal to Continue

J Street, the far-left organization that styles itself as “pro-Israel, pro-peace” but in practice works to lobby against Israel in Congress and the media, is continuing its pursuit of conservative pro-Israel non-profit groups as if the IRS scandal had never happened.

Thai-muslim protesters shout anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration at the Israel embassy in Bangkok on January 6, 2009

Commentary Mag: Why J Street’s ‘Even-Handed’ Approach Isn’t Pro-Israel

The left-wing J Street lobby has tried to brand itself as being both “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace.” The slogan is highly disingenuous because it implies those who disdain their support for pressure by the U.S. government to overturn the verdict of Israeli democracy are not in favor of peace.

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Breitbart’s Aaron Klein: ‘Deceptive’ Talking Points Utilized to Sell Iran Deal

Speaking during his regular segment on John Batchelor’s nighttime program, Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter Aaron Klein commented on what he described as a new talking points scandal – “deceptive” marketing points utilized to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public.

US Vice-President Joe Biden, pictured on February 25, 2016, will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Biden Blasts Bibi: ‘Overwhelming Frustration’ With Israel’s Government

Speaking at the gala dinner of J Street, a George Soros-funded Mideast advocacy group that is critical of Israeli policies, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, saying the prime minister is leading the Jewish state in the wrong direction.

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Paper: Hillary Plans to Attack Sanders on Israel

TEL AVIV – After losing in New Hampshire, there are indications Hillary Clinton will use Sen. Bernie Sanders lack of significant support for the Jewish state as a campaign tactic to woo Jewish and pro-Israel voters.

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J Street’s Campus Wing Elects Muslim as President

J Street U, the campus wing of the larger J Street organization, has elected a Muslim student, Amna Farooqi, as president of its national board, according to reports in Haaretz and the Times of Israel.

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Jewish Community: ‘Fratricide’ over Iran Deal

While Israelis, left and right, are overwhelmingly opposed to the deal, American Jews are torn between their general support for President Barack Obama–only black voters have been more loyal–and the reality of what the deal will do to strengthen Iran and threaten both American and Israeli security.