J Street conference attendance earns Israeli legislators rebuke from MK Shaked

 (JNS.org) Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked (HaBayit HaYehudi) slammed fellow Israeli Knesset members for attending the Washington, DC conference of J Street, which she called “Israel’s loudest critic.”

Tzipi Livni (pictured) was among the Israeli Knesset members slammed for MK Ayelet Shaked for attending the J Street conference. Credit: Antje Wildgrube via Wikimedia Commons.

“Among [J Street’s] actions are the leading of a media campaign against the placing of sanctions on Iran by the U.S. Congress; denunciation of the Cast Lead operation and its definition as ‘an illegitimate and even criminal operation’; defining the takeover of the Marmara as ‘brutal and cruel’; support for the U.S. administration’s demand to freeze construction in Jerusalem; pressure on the U.S. administration not to veto the proposal by the Palestinian Authority to denounce Israel for construction in Judea and Samaria and more,” Shaked wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, Israel National News reported.

Addressing Knesset members such as Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Yitzhak Vaknin (Shas), and Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud), Shaked asked, “Are these the elements with whom you choose to identify?”

“Your participation in the conference grants legitimacy to extreme and unbalanced criticism of Israel,” she wrote.

Posted on October 1, 2013 .