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J Street has arrived
J Street has arrived

As an early member of J Street, the liberal pro-Israel lobby, I am heartened that the fledgling group is now recognized as a voice for American Jews that does not follow the party line. Early in its brief seven-year history, J Street was not welcomed in some Baltimore synagogues when it sought space to meet. It was viewed negatively for advocating a two-state solution, a halt to the building of settlements and opposition to the hard line policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This is no longer the case. J Street has arrived, and the powerful Jewish lobby AIPAC (American Israel Political Action Committee) is now aware that it does not speak for every American Jew. Last week, 3,000...