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Washington - J-Street Petition Against Netanyahu's Congress Speech Rallies 20,000 Signatures

Published on: February 10, 2015 10:10 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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J Street's anti-Netanyahu ad, "No, Mr. Netanyahu, You Do Not Speak For Me." Carefully gauged to hit the hot button of American Jews who resent anyone pre-empting their right self-determination in the political arena.<br />
Photo Credit: Screenshot / J StreetJ Street's anti-Netanyahu ad, "No, Mr. Netanyahu, You Do Not Speak For Me." Carefully gauged to hit the hot button of American Jews who resent anyone pre-empting their right self-determination in the political arena.
Photo Credit: Screenshot / J Street

Washington - J-Street has launched a petition aimed at raising opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, scheduled to occur on March 3, two weeks ahead of elections in Israel.

The petition, with some 20,000 signatures, according to The New York Times, is meant to show that while the prime minister may represent Israelis, “He certainly cannot claim any mandate to speak for Jews in the United States.”

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Netanyahu has previously declared that he is coming to Washington “not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people.”

With the petition,  entitled “I’m a Jew. Bibi does NOT speak for me!”, J-Street is hoping to show that not all Jews agree with the prime minister’s policies regarding Iran and the relationship with the White House.

The campaign also set its sights on Ron Dermer, telling the Israeli ambassador to Washington, who had organized Netanyahu’s speech along with John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the house, that the Jewish State’s premier is not the de facto spokesperson for the entire Jewish nation.

While the planned Congressional address has roused much vitriol, both the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama have fervently denied that the speech will harm the “unbreakable and “special bond” between the United States and Israel.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:38 AM Bubkis Says:

20,000 Signatures is bubkis! Even if they are legitimate, that is simply BUBKIS!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:44 AM Yossy111 Says:

Leftist garbage. Erev rav.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM Godol-Hador Says:

Judeonazis

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM Anonymous Says:

Oh that awesome! Im sincerely happy, that the Baby Bibi will arrive to a country that is hostile to him. He really acts like the second grader who pushes into another friendship without care cuz he wants too.... I cant get over how idiotic the guy is acting.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:47 AM Anonymous Says:

Can anyone show anything done by J-Street that is good for the Jews?

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 10:58 AM Yossy111 Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Oh that awesome! Im sincerely happy, that the Baby Bibi will arrive to a country that is hostile to him. He really acts like the second grader who pushes into another friendship without care cuz he wants too.... I cant get over how idiotic the guy is acting.

With friends like Obama, who needs enemies?

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:02 AM wsbrgh Says:

Bs'd. Those j-street folks are Jews who are outsiders to Torah, meshumadim, non-Jews from Jewish fathers, and just plain non-Jews.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:16 AM TexasJew Says:

They need to change their name to Naturei Carter.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM georgewashingtonbridge Says:

Reply to #2  
Yossy111 Says:

Leftist garbage. Erev rav.

#2: Worse. At least the eruv rav went along on the trip. These shmatamenschen are trying to shoot the tires.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM ChachoMoe Says:

Perhaps there should be a petition stating:

"J-street does not speak for me"

No doubt it will attract much more signatures..

The only ones they speak for is self hating Jews like Chomsky, Finkelstein, AlterG and Arabs..

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:34 AM Lazer Says:

J Street speaks for a few non-affiliated and left leaning folks who call themselves Jews. They DO NOT speak for me or for most Jews affiliated with Jewish institutions and have warm feelings for their fellow coreligionists in Israel and in all other countries.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 11:40 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
TexasJew Says:

They need to change their name to Naturei Carter.

They are doing what is the sacred goal of every enlightened individual is supposed to do. All of you are unable to sever the shackles of emotion you have towards that bigot named Bibi. Remember you are first and foremost an America, not an Israeli.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:01 PM Andrew Says:

Bibi is not claiming to speak for all Jews. He is coming as the Prime Minister of Israel -- which he is. He will speak of the Iranian threat both to Israel and to the world at large.

Like anything -- one doesn't have to agree. And in this case, J-Street will be in good company with others who keep their heads in the sand.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:05 PM murray059 Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Can anyone show anything done by J-Street that is good for the Jews?

yes, they have showed us the enemy within. Quislings and self haters that they are

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:05 PM ayoyo Says:

J street is jewish, and the cappos in the death camps were also jewish.Geraldo Rivera also considers himself jewish.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM puppydogs Says:

Why is this all the rage?? What do Obama and the democrats have to be afraid of? Make me wonder what they have to hide?

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:20 PM commonsense99 Says:

Reply to #8  
TexasJew Says:

They need to change their name to Naturei Carter.

Love that line, real funny.
Keep it up J street, show everyone how dumb are

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:33 PM Mark Levin Says:

So many kooks but so little saychil.
What a shame!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM Benny Says:

"With the petition, entitled “I’m a Jew. Bibi does NOT speak for me!”, J-Street is hoping to show that not all Jews agree with the prime minister’s policies regarding Iran and the relationship with the White House."
Dear J-Street - you defenatly don't represent Jews in USA with your antijewish leftist views!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Godol-Hador Says:

Judeonazis

"Judeonazis" J Street, ADL, Mossad, Fox News, Israeli Ambassadors, The President of USA Senate. Independent Senator, Most Israeli Newspapers are liberal - muslims -nazis. Nebach.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Godol-Hador Says:

Judeonazis

Bibi is not representing the Jews of Israel any more than Obama does the Jews of USA. Obama was elected twice with 82 and 76 % of the Yewish vote, Bibi never got more than 35% ever.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:14 PM Anonymous Says:

How is this attempt at stifling fee speech any different than the Charlie Hebdo terrorists? Why are the left in Israel and the lobs in America so terrified of allowing Netanyahu to tell the world his views on the dangers of Iran acquiring nukes?! What are they covering up?

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:17 PM berelw Says:

Jstreet can shake hands with satmare netura karter and the like same garbage....

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Oh that awesome! Im sincerely happy, that the Baby Bibi will arrive to a country that is hostile to him. He really acts like the second grader who pushes into another friendship without care cuz he wants too.... I cant get over how idiotic the guy is acting.

This country is not hostile to Bibi....only in your dreams. You self hating liberals look for any excuse to help the leftists in Israel gain power so they can give away all the land of Israel to the terrorists who would destroy them c"v, in the ridiculously naive and gullible belief that if we'll on,y give the pali's all the land they want, all the Arabs will lay down their arms and start to love us! Fools! Wake up! This hatred dates back to the very beginning, is detailed in the Torah, and will not be appeased by any amount of capitulation!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 01:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

They are doing what is the sacred goal of every enlightened individual is supposed to do. All of you are unable to sever the shackles of emotion you have towards that bigot named Bibi. Remember you are first and foremost an America, not an Israeli.

Speak for yourself, self hater. Bibi is coming to warn the world about Iran. Can j street assure us that Iran is sincere in their promises of halting their nuclear program and their claim that they have no intention of making nuclear weapons?! Idiots,

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 02:18 PM Mishelanu Says:

Raboissai! All this talk is helping Bibi. His speech will be watched all over now. Thank you hashem for this free advertisement. Thank you J Street for making more people interested in what Bibi will have to say.

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 02:29 PM Cone Hold Says:

Petty news.

The enemy loves to see Israel rearranged.

Give Netanyahu credit. He wants a free world.

This is despicable.

Could our democrats be any more discourteous? Netanyahu is an ALLY!

Scattered aggression.

Focus on the rights to exist.

Hora dances are not being done!

Lumps for Obama.

Go Netanyahu!

Another chasm for the way that our people are treated!

So the penny again stops with Obama.

J-Street is fussy about having clean shoes.

Sad!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 05:27 PM hashomer Says:

My money says Bibi will pull out of the speech at last minute. Any takers?

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 06:20 PM billybob Says:

J Street does NOT speak for me and I would venture a guess that they speak for very few real Jews. Bibi has a very important message for the American people and the world for that matter. Why are the Democrats running scared? Are they afraid that Bibi will point out Obama's misdiagnosis of the Iran situation and show him up?
Don't worry Democrats, the people are watching who will attend the speech and who will be hiding. We will remember in November whose side you are on!

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 Feb 10, 2015 at 06:26 PM One-Comment Says:

J-Street has the same right to opine as we do. Are they the first group of persons to think differently from you. Get over it; this IS democracy.

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