J Street posted its reply to Jack Rosen, who had blasted the group for calling on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to return her donations from Irving Moskowitz. (I posted on this earlier.)
Here’s the crux of it:
The fact that the Republican Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s top campaign contributor has made his number one charitable cause funding the settlement enterprise in the Occupied Territories is cause for great concern.
We never questioned whether the contributions were legal, but whether or not they were appropriate given her position in the Congress. We believe they are not, and should be returned.
You may believe that the Congresswoman is a strong supporter of Israel. I would agree with you that she is doing what she believes is best for the State of Israel and for America. That is not the question we are posing.
We are asking whether her approach to Israel policy is going to make Israel more secure and meet vital American interests. We believe that the answer to this question is no.
Read the whole thing.