22. Juni 2011

Israel. Thin Ice – Criticism vs. Loyalty in Israel-Diaspora Relations

Shmuel Rosner now asking short questions. He asks [Jeremy] Ben Ami whether there is a difference between giving advice and lobbying foreign governments. Can you apply political pressure to Israel? Ben Ami says the question is relative and loaded and says he wants to answer a different question. He says that Jewish Americans have the right to express their opinion regarding American foreign policy. Obviously question directed at J Street and he says that J Street doesn't lobby US about pressuring Israel - he says that they lobby for a two-state solution. He ducked the question.