If Israel had gone to war this week, the mainstream pro-Israel
community here in the U.S. would have rallied to its side. Instead,
encouraging news of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, and an offer
by Israel to begin talks with Lebanon is met by deafening silence.
No public statements of support. No warm words of encouragement.
The public here and in Israel should know
that there is broad American support for Israel’s moves toward security
through diplomacy. Luckily, that’s what J Street is here for. Can you take just a minute
to write a letter-to-the-editor of your local paper, voicing your
support for the renewed diplomatic thrust in the region?