CRUZ CLASHES WITH J STREET: The left-leaning, pro-Israel organization is bashing Sen. TED CRUZ (R-Texas) for blocking a unanimous consent request on passage of the Israel Relations Normalization Act. Cruz declared his opposition to the measure last month after its language was changed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to include support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Senator Cruz’s obstructionist stunt makes one thing clear: he and his right-wing allies are fundamentally opposed to a two-state peace agreement,” DEBRA SHUSHAN, J Street’s director of government affairs, said in a statement.

“Cruz has evidently watched years of the endless Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, where Palestinians lack basic rights and dignity while Israelis face the constant threat of violence and instability, and decided that the unjust and destructive status quo suits him just fine.”

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