It looks like Jeremy Ben Ami may have a wanted poster in his future. The rightist pro-Israel truth squads are on his trail. They’ve practically placed a bounty on his head though they haven’t gone so far as to say: Wanted Dead or Alive!
Those idle pranksters Allyson Rowen Taylor (formerly associate director of Stand With Us) and Lori Lowenthal Marcus (one of Mort Klein’s ZOA acolytes) have announced to the world (or no one in particular) that they’re so jealous of J Street’s enormous success (and attendance yesterday at a White House meeting with Pres. Obama) that they’re forming a shadow group to hector J Street. Their group is going to be called Z Street for reasons no one understands and about which no one cares. The headline of their public announcement read: “Z Street is launched, Will end J Street Treason.”
When J Street holds its first big national conference in October, Allyson and will be there on a street corner in D.C. with her fellow screaming harpies telling the world of J Street’s treason against the Jewish people. This “treason” meme is interesting. Readers of my blog will note that Allyson’s bosom buddy is Rachel Neuwirth. The latter’s website asserts that (presumably) the founders of J Street, yours truly, and Israeli Jewish peace activists would be prosecuted at Nuremberg-like tribunals for crimes against the Jewish people:
It is the radical Jewish left that contributed to the immense moral and political corruption that pervades the Israeli government…The destructive influence of this Jewish “fifth column” has caused hundreds of thousands of patriotic Israelis, who had their fill of this corruption, to emigrate to other countries.
These individuals have long forfeited their claim to be considered legitimately Jewish and to live freely in the Jewish State of Israel…These Jewish “fifth columnists” are consciously malevolent and know full well what they are doing. They should each stand trial before a Nuremberg-style tribunal on the charge of perpetrating war crimes against the Jewish people and for crimes against humanity. Those found guilty should be given a near-term date to emigrate voluntarily, forfeiting only their real property, or face physical expulsion minus all their assets. This would be extremely lenient considering that many victims of their treasonous actions have been killed and wounded. Just as they vigorously supported the expulsion of Jews from Gaza, even under brutal conditions, in the name of peace and security, they cannot now object to their own removal, also, in the name of peace and security.
So I guess we should ask Allyson whether she has that in mind for poor Jeremy. Maybe he should move his assets to an offshore account just in case Allyson and the Jewish Furies come after him.
And just in case you doubt Allyson’s bona fides as a pro-Israel activist, she was the one responsible for Urban Outfitters pulling those pro-terrorist keffiyehs from its catalogue a few years ago. A few choice words from her gets corporate CEOs who are in bed with terrorists to sit up and take notice. So, Jeremy beware. She slays dragons!
But let’s get to the core of Z Street’s “mission,” such as it is:
“No more appeasement, no more negotiating with terrorists, no more enabling cowards who fear offending more than they fear another Holocaust.”
With enemies like this, J Street comes out smelling like a rose.
And these people are nothing if not grandiose:
Operating under the aegis of Taylor’s non-profit organization “People Against Hate Speech,” Z STREET has obtained permits for a huge rally in front of the White House on October 27th – the same week that the rabidly anti-Zionist J Street holds its first annual meeting in the nation’s capital.
If I were J Street I’d be quaking in my boots at the expectation of hordes of pro-Israel ranters running through the halls of the conference venue shouting about treason, appeasement and causing “another Holocaust.”
And just in case you ever doubted the need for yet another rightist pro-Israeli propaganda group (Stand With Us wasn’t enough, Allyson?), here’s proof aplenty:
There are many who ignore global threats to Israel’s existence, including the threatened dismemberment of Israel by her domestic and foreign enemies; Z STREET will become a leading-edge organization for educating and informing all Americans about the need for, and the facts that support, the Zionist mandate.
I’d link to Z Street’s website but the thought of sending even one reader their way is too much to bear.