Jewish Journal

Israel envoy Michael Oren rejects J Street invite

By Natasha Mozgavaya, Haaretz Correspondent

October 20, 2009 | 1:01 pm

The Embassy of Israel in the United States on Tuesday announced that it would send an “observer” to the left-leaning lobby group J Street’s first national conference next week, in place of Ambassador Michael Oren.

“In response to the question about J Street’s invitation to participate in its conference, the Embassy of Israel has been privately communicating its concerns over certain policies of the organization that may impair the interests of Israel,” the embassy said in a statement.

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