Who is J Street??
Who is Ploughshares?
A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave liberal Jewish lobbying group J street $576,500 to advocate for the deal. The Ploughshares Fund also gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report.It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.J-Street, a liberal Jewish political action group, undertook a comprehensive campaign last year to support the nuclear deal, amid lobbying by Jerusalem and other pro-Israel groups to convince Congress to block the landmark pact.
Ahead of a crucial congressional vote to either ratify or block the deal, J Street in July 2015 took out a full page advertisement in The New York Times supporting urging Congress to refrain from “sabotaging” the Iranian nuclear agreement.J Street also created TV ads and built a wesbite to stump for the accord.The group said called the New York Times ad was “the latest phase of [our] multimillion dollar campaign to ensure that the US Congress does not sabotage the nuclear deal.”The Ploughshares Fund’s mission is to “build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world’s nuclear stockpiles,”
I cannot think of a position B Obama has taken J Street has diverged from.
They are simply an attempt to garner Jewish support for OBJECTIVELY anti Israel positions and (if you believe Jews will have a hard time surviving in the world as it is today without Israel) anti Jewish positions.
PS #1 - doing away with nuclear weapons is probably a way to guarantee the resumption of cataclysmic world wars since deterrence would be GONE. Of course, Russia, China et al are not insane, so the world will never be without nuclear deterrence …. only in the west would we hear such PATHOLOGICAL ALTRUISM being the puppeteer for the marionette known as idealism.
PS#2 - J Street, politely referred to by TOI as “ a liberal Jewish political action group “ (they share all of SOROS ops db’s and this belies their REAL PURPOSE ..I know - I was at our state’s J Street kick off) has one of it’s 2 founders on record declaring Israel is a MISTAKE