Sunday, August 16, 2009

Muslims, Arabs among J Street donors

by HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, Jerusalem Post correspondent, THE JERUSALEM POST

The J Street political action committee has received tens of thousands of dollars in donations from dozens of Arab and Muslim Americans, as well as from several individuals connected to organizations doing Palestinian and Iranian issues advocacy, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Additionally, at least two State Department officials connected to Middle East issues have donated to the PAC, which gives money to candidates for US Congress supported by J Street. The organization describes itself as a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby pushing for more American involvement and diplomacy in resolving the Middle East conflictArab and Muslim donors are extremely rare for other organizations that describe themselves as supporters of Israel as J Street does ....
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