Adam Schiff isn’t the only J-Street “endorsed” member of Congress to contradict the organization’s posture of moral equivalence regarding Israel and Hamas. Robert Wexler, Democratic Congressman from West Palm Beach, issued a statement several days ago, now on his congressional homepage.
The statement is similar in spirit to Schiff’s message, fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself. “It is unconscionable for anyone to expect that the Israeli government or any other government for that matter, to sit idly as thousands of deadly rockets rain down on their cities and threaten the well-being and security of their citizens.”
If it is unconscionable to expect the Israeli government to capitulate to Hamas, which is the expressed position of J Street, one wonders why Wexler accepted their endorsement in the first place, and why he has not distanced himself from the organization. Curiously, Wexler’s statement does not appear on J Street’s website alongside those issued by its other endorsed congresspeople who have reiterated J Street’s mantra (that is, one that morally equates Israel to Hamas).