In June 2009, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel formally accepted the two-state solution and agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian state provided the Palestinians were willing to accept the State of Israel.
Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat responded, “Netanyahu will have to wait 1,000 years before he finds one Palestinian who will go along with him.” The Palestinians will not accept the two-state solution because they hope to destroy Israel someday soon, but Jeremy Ben-Ami and his cohorts at J Street have decided to accept the solution on the Palestinians’ behalf.
In his ridiculously titled July 30 op-ed “Making the Case for Yes,” even as the Palestinians say no, Ben-Ami makes the case for why J Street believes “a two-state resolution of the conflict is an urgent priority.”
Ben-Ami states J Street hopes to secure “more presidential leadership to forge a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
So if the Palestinians do not agree to abide by their side of the bargain, J Street hopes to enlist President Obama to force the Israelis to commit national suicide by making a false peace with a real enemy.
“The party and the viewpoint that we’re closest to in Israeli politics is actually Kadima,” Ben-Ami said in 2009. Actually, the two could not be further apart. “In the neighborhood where we live, Israel has to take decisions on the basis of its own interests and not under pressure,” Kadima Leader Tzipi Livni said. “Acting under pressure signals weakness and we cannot allow ourselves to do that.”
If we are going to provide a platform for dishonest brokers to present their program, let’s hear from the Jews for Jesus folks. They seem to be more honest about their intentions.