Next Week: J Street’s Pro-Peace-And-Justice Endorsements
In April, I wrote about J Street, the first-ever Jewish-led political organization dedicated to a building an American constituency for an immediate and just two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Monday they’re going to step their game up and endorse their first slate of candidates. From a statement:
In keeping with its mission to establish a new voice on Israel and the Middle East in American politics, Monday’s endorsements will highlight fresh faces – freshmen members of Congress, challengers and competitors for open seats – whose public records and campaign platforms are in line with the PAC’s positions.
Monday’s endorsements will be the first of several rounds that JStreetPAC will make in this election cycle. The PAC will target its efforts in 2008 on no more than a few dozen candidates running for the House and one or two for the Senate.
Watch to see what happens with those candidates. If J Street can help elect them, they’ll be setting an example for how politicians can be pro-peace, pro-justice, pro-Palestine and pro-Israel. Watch the rightwing minority of American Jewry — the ones that control the major Jewish political organizations and hijack the Israel debate — quiver and run.