J Street head in Israel to lobby Knesset over group’s commitment to Israel

The leftist pro-Israel lobby J Street launched a petition and letter writing campaign on Sunday calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to treat J Street and other pro-peace movements as allies.

The Knesset committee is scheduled to debate this Wednesday whether J Street is sufficiently “committed” to Israel to be called a pro-Israel organization.

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, who arrived in Israel in order to participate in the debate, said in a letter that the petition is intended to convince Netanyahu “that it’s time to embrace our movement as an ally of Israel and to abandon efforts to push those who disagree with the government’s policy out of the communal tent.”

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