Chilling applause line at J St. Conference (Hatred of Israel as “progressive” Jewish politics)

H/T Israel Matzav

If you want to get a glimpse into the mind of many who align themselves with the group J Street, go to the 4:40 mark of this video and listen to the applause during journalist Mona Eltahawy’s chilling justification of Egyptians’ hatred of Israel.

Please keep in mind while watching this that, per a 2010 Pew Global Survey, anti-Semitism (no not merely Israel hatred) is nearly universal in Egyptian society, with a staggering 95% of those surveyed expressing animosity towards Jews.

That a journalist would fan the flames of hatred even further is bad enough, but please remember that Ms. Eltahawy’s remarks, and subsequent applause – simply dripping with contempt for the Jewish state – took place at a major conference for an organization which describes itself as pro-Israel.

I’d like someone to explain to me why, during the course of Eltahawy’s diatribe against Israel, there doesn’t appear to have been even one hoot, jeer, or protest from this progressive and supposedly independent thinking crowd.



(Update: Seth Mandel, at NewsRealBlog, has a great take on the J. Street crowd’s roaring approval for Eltahawy’s anti-Israel diatribe, here.)

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