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How Pro-Israel is J Street?

J Street is so pro-Israel that 94 percent of Jewish Israelis reject its stance on Gaza.

Asked whether Israel should or should not halt its military activity in the Strip if Hamas is ready to stop firing on southern communities in exchange for the opening of the crossings, 80% responded negatively. In other words, the majority of the public believes Israel should not halt its operation even if Hamas accepts such an offer.

Before the recent days — which saw additional IDF casualties, and many casualties among the Palestinian and UN workers – the operation was supported by a sweeping majority of the Jewish public: 94% of the Jewish public said they support or very much support the operation.

As CONTENTIONS contributor Jamie Kirchick writes in today’s Haaretz, J Street might better be called the surrender lobby.