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Opinion: The irrelevance of J Street


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/opinion_the_irrelevance_of_j_street_20120319

In January 2009, flushed with the success of Barack Obama’s election to the presidency, many on the left assumed that the new left-wing lobby J Street would soon be a major force in Washington. They thought that even if it did not replace AIPAC as the voice of American Jewry on Israel, it would, at the very least, be a potent rival that would help the new administration’s policy of pressure on the Jewish state survive criticism from the right.

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