Sunlit Water

October 12, 2006

It’s About Damn Time

Filed under: Politics — by teofilo @ 1:59 am

Here’s some good news (via Yglesias).  It’s long past time there was an organization to challenge AIPAC’s image as the one and only voice of American Jewry on Israel issues, and this new group looks like it’ll have the funding and connections to fill that niche.  I do worry, however, that having Soros on board might cause some problems with their image; as the article points out, he really isn’t known as a Zionist.  It might have been better to stick with committed Zionists who also lean to the left and favor peace.  There are an awful lot of people like that in this country, and they’ve been effectively shut out of the national discourse on Israel for a very long time.  On the other hand, Soros has a lot of money and attracts a lot of attention, and the advantages of that could very well outweigh any problems with his personal views.  In any case, this is definitely a positive development.

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