Intense debate abounded throughout the Jewish American world last month following the announcement that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations denied admission to J Street.
Dr. Richard B. Stone, past chairman of the Conference, spoke to Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Steven Savitsky about the decision, dispelling the notion that it was a close and divisive vote. He called the vote an “overwhelming rejection that involved many centrist organizations.”
Dr. Stone goes on to explain in great detail how J Street’s views differ with that of the Conference, noting, “J Street exists, virtually entirely, to alter the America/Israel relationship so that America shows a tougher love for Israel, supposedly for Israel’s own good and supposedly because that’s what pro-Israel is all about.”