On the street, outside J Street
Are you in Washington, DC for the weekend? Demonstrate outside the J Street conference†
I have just noticed that J Street’s annual conference takes place this weekend. This was really remiss of me not to keep track. It wasn’t worth their while to give too much publicity, outside America, I guess . Also to be fair I was wallowing in schadenfreude†† at the various scandals in the past twelve months.
You can read more juicy details at J Street Exposes Itself, J Street keeps accumulating scandals, Billionaire George Soros revealed as mystery J Street donor and More J Street scandal
It may be too late to organise formally but think how effective a small, spontaneous demonstration by people who are really pro Israel could be. Remember to tip off the press – they, too, are pissed off at being lied to by Jeremy Ben-Ami. Even one person, at the conference, with a suitably catchy poster, might gain national coverage. Even an interview. That would really get get this now a Jew~not now a Jew, pro-Israel~not now pro-Israel pseudo organization mad.
BTW Has any one noticed the subtle change of image at J Street. It is now the political home for pro-Israel, pro-Peace Americans.
Jews? Not so much. 🙁
† Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC, (202) 249-3000
February 26 – March 1 2011
Nearest Metros: Mt. Vernon Sq. – 7th St. – Convention Center (Green/Yellow Lines); Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green/Yellow Lines)
†† Schadenfreude means ‘mischievous delight derived from the misfortunes of others’.This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages. Like gloating, only more so.