J Street fires back at Dayan for 'not Jewish' remarks

J Street fired back in a statement published on their website in which they implore Dayan to refrain from alienating the large portion of "pro-Israel, pro-peace American Jews."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 30, 2016 10:36
Dani Dayan.

Dani Dayan.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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J Street expressed consternation on Wednesday at the comments of the newly approved Consul-General to New York, Dani Dayan, in which he asserted that the organization is "not Jewish" and "anti-Israel."

J Street fired back in a statement published on their website in which they implore Dayan to refrain from alienating the large portion of "pro-Israel, pro-peace American Jews" that the organization represents.

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Furthermore, they attacked his use of slurs and entreated the new appointee to behave in a manner more befitting for an official representative of the Israeli government.

The statement went on to reiterate J Street's objection to Dayan's support of the settlement movement and his continued opposition to a two-state solution.

J Street recently articulated its “deep concern” over the appointment of Dayan as Israel's Consul-General in New York.

The appointment of Dayan, a former head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria and a resident of Ma’aleh Shomron in Samaria, came after he was originally supposed to take the position of Israel’s Ambassador to Brazil.

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