Looking towards new Israeli elections.
After last week’s discovery of the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel in the West bank, voices on the American Jewish right like Jonathan Tobin and Thane Rosenbaum attacked those who seemed to equate their murder with the killing of rock-throwing Palestinians by Israeli soldiers searching for the kidnapped Jewish teenagers. After the kidnapping and murder of 17-year-old Mohammed Khdair, such talk ceased.
No doubt about it. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CPMAJO) laid an egg in rejecting the membership of J Street, the dovish lobbying outfit in Washington.
When the Israeli prime minister dismisses as meaningless the Palestinian president’s denunciation of the Holocaust, it only hurts the cause of combatting Holocaust denial.