JStreet is mainstream

JStreet is mainstream

Regarding the letter by Paul Jesser (“Zionist Spring,” June 13, 2014), I would like to add the following considerations:

Concerning the phrase “criticism of Israel,” most of the current criticism has not been “of Israel,” per se, but of specific policies of the Israeli government.

Concerning the nature of JStreet’s criticism of these policies, the contention that JStreet’s criticisms are out of line is belied by the voicing of these same criticisms by such mainstream Israeli political figures as Shelly Yachimovich (Labor Party), Zahava Gal-on (Meretz), and Tzipi Livni (justice minister).

And the participation of these three, along with many other Israelis, in JStreet’s 2013 national conference further confirms the mainstream nature of JStreet’s criticisms