The Newcomer

By Ari Bussel

A new phenomenon is taking the world by surprise with its intensity, rapid acceptance and success. It is called “J Street.”

Jewish Americans stand up to the traditional Israel Lobby and say: “We are here too. Listen to us, our viewpoint has validity. AIPAC is not the only voice of the Jewish people.” AIPAC, large, strong and very well endowed, stands at ease. First it dismissed J Street altogether, but now it has to start listening and adapt (or fight).

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