July 10, 2020

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J-Street takes credit for what the Israeli Supreme Court did


From an email by J-Street:

On Tuesday, J Street joined with a broad coalition of Jewish organizations to oppose the detention and possible expulsion of American student Lara Alqasem by telling the Israeli government to #LetHerStay.

Today, we have some good news to report. Lara Alqasem has won her appeal and will be allowed to study human rights at Hebrew University.

By making calls to Israeli diplomatic missions, tweeting to diplomats and showing your support online and in the streets, YOU stood up for Israel’s democracy and helped to protect the education of a future human rights advocate in the region.

Does J-Street think that Israel’s Supreme Court was swayed by a bunch of left-wing American Jews?

Perhaps J-Street doesn’t want to give any credit to Israel’s Supreme Court as looking at the case with an unbiased view based on only the facts and the law.

Because if J-Street would admit that Israel’s Supreme Court actually cares about the law and human rights, it wouldn’t be able to write things like this:

Recently, in a very controversial move, the Israeli Supreme Court gave the Netanyahu government the green light to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar. The move would displace 180 Palestinians and clear the way for Israel to expand settlements into the contentious E1 Area, thereby forming a block that would separate East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank. 

If J-Street would admit that Israel’s Supreme Court makes decisions based on the law, including human rights law, then it cannot complain that Israeli policies that are upheld by the court are wrong, as it likes to do.

When Jews are forcibly removed from their homes based on High Court decisions, J-Street applauds and agrees that the homes were built illegally. When Arabs are to be removed from homes that Israel’s High Court say were built illegally (with compensation and with new towns built for them!) J-Street complains that it is immoral.

J-Street doesn’t care about the law or morality or consistency.  It wants to push its far-left agenda under the pretense of caring about “justice.”

Justice is the least concern of J-Street.

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