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.

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

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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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.

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Jeb Bush: I Rely on My Brother for Advice on Israel

Jeb Bush, who is lagging behind other prospective GOP 2016 presidential candidates in recent polls, attempted to regain momentum lost among conservative Jews stemming from his naming former Secretary of State James Baker as one of his advisors. Jeb cited his brother President George W. Bush as a trusted advisor regarding the state of Israel.

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Obama to Jews: Help Me Violate the Constitution for Iran!

President Barack Obama met on Monday with a group of Jewish leaders at the White House in an effort to win their support for the Iran deal–and for passing that deal without approval from Congress. The details of the meeting were not posted, but The Hill reports that the Obama administration sees the outreach as a key part of its effort to prevent the Corker bill, which would require congressional approval of an Iran deal, from reaching the two-thirds majority threshold.

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Jeb Bush Gives Obama ‘Credit’ on Iran; James Baker’s Influence at Work

Rand Paul may be “closest to Obama in his view on foreign policy,” as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put it on Tuesday, but he is facing stiff competition from Jeb Bush in that category.The former Florida governor praised Obama’s initial negotiating efforts with Iran on Tuesday, telling an audience in Denver that “we need to give him credit” for “bringing other people along and making it tougher.” The puzzling statement suggests the influence of James A. Baker III on the Bush campaign.

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The Deafening Silence of American Jewry in Defense of Israel

Hoping to revive the sagging spirits of America’s dwindling pro-Israel Jewish community, pro-Israel icon William Kristol tries to reassure Weekly Standard readers this week that Jimmy Carter issued anti-Israel threats similar to those now made by President Obama, only to see American Jews and Israel emerge stronger.

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Jeb Bush Adviser Slams Netanyahu, Israel at Left-Wing J Street Gala

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians.

James A. Baker at J Street (Screenshot / YouTube)

Ayatollah: ‘Their Goal Is Opposite to Ours’

This weekend, as the Obama administration continued to stress the importance of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, Iran’s Supreme Leader continued to tweet—in English, no less—that Iran would never abide by a deal to the benefit of the United States.

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Obama’s Chief of Staff Fires up J Street: Israel’s ‘Occupation Must End’

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoough earned raucous cheers from the left-wing activists gathered at J Street’s fifth annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday when he attacked Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. “An occupation that has lasted almost 50 years must end,” he said. J Street was founded to disrupt the close U.S.-Israel alliance and to serve as an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel group.

McDonough (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

James Baker Advising Jeb Bush, Keynoting J Street Conference

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is to deliver the keynote at this weekend’s J Street conference, a gathering of left-wing activists opposed to the Israeli government and to recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baker, who served under President George H.W. Bush, is also advising Jeb Bush in his presidential effort, according to a report by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Baker is considered hostile to Israel and is controversial among Jewish voters.

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With Erekat Invite, J Street Becomes Hate Group

J Street, a left-wing organization that was founded by liberal Jews to counter traditional pro-Israel advocacy in Congress, has crossed the line into hate group status with its invitation to Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat to address its conference later this month.

Saeb Erekat (Associated Press)