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Why J Street should not be included in the so-called big tent

This article points out something that should trigger alarm bells everywhere we encounter soothing voices claiming that it's best to have J Street representatives, especially students, in the "big tent" rather than out (a message supported in particular by Hillel). If you read the article below carefully, you will no doubt be shocked to learn that J Street is organizing highly partial pro-Palestinian (and therefore by definition anti-Israel) visits to the West Bank (a.k.a. Judea and Samaria). And who do these visits target in particular? Birthright students. The same Birthright students whom Hillel recruits on campus. Included in the trip was a visit to Yasser Arafat's memorial! What??? J Street considers it the right thing to do to have clueless young American students visit the memorial of one of the worst terrorist and criminal in history? And no one thinks there is something profoundly wrong about that? Hillel should sever all its ties with J Street and in particular make certain that the Birthright students it works all year to convince to go on a mission to Israel are not exposed to this type of contacts any more. Otherwise, one is entitled to ask what is the point of the whole project? Parents concerned about who their children are exposed to might have to shun both Birthright and Hillel if that's what they do to their kids. Some answers are needed.

http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=320479

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