I find it amazing that J Street would spend a hundred thousand dollars or two on a full page N.Y. Times ad that displays this map of Israel. My acute readers will note a strange anomaly of the map–it doesn’t show Palestine. Now, I always thought J Street supports a two state solution. But you wouldn’t know it from this map. Even if someone from J Street wanted to argue that it deliberately doesn’t show Palestine because the message is that “it’s time” to create one, that simply isn’t conveyed even indirectly by the graphic. The copy does make one reference to a two state solution and even with that the overall copy is rather puerile.
We understand why such an ad was published. Today is the first official day of the Aipac conference and displaying a map including Palestine wouldn’t score any points with the Aipac set, even though they officially claim they support a two state solution as well.
So what I want to know is what so funny about peace, love, understanding and a two-state solution??
Not J Street’s finest hour. H/t to Ira Glunts at Mondoweiss.