NJDC: Stop the shouting


Count Jewish Democrats among those who want this Israel-U.S. thing to stop, already — but with an interesting twist. NJDC accuses "some Jewish organizations" of shreying gevalt a little too eagerly:

Some are engaging in over-the-top rhetoric for partisan gain, while others are speculating wildly or assuming facts not in evidence. Some Jewish organizations have used inflammatory rhetoric, while at least a few politicians have engaged in purely partisan attacks of the worst kind – at the cost of the essential U.S.-Israel relationship. Those who would abandon the bipartisan history of strengthening U.S.-Israel ties to engage in reckless rhetoric are advancing only their own ends – at the cost of Israel’s security, and at the cost of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Now is the time for cooler heads to prevail, and for close friends to discuss how to strengthen this critical partnership directly and privately, working together as strategic allies and friends. We call on all American Jews to help us achieve these ends and work in a bipartisan fashion to add strength to an already strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

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