Intense debate abounded throughout the Jewish American world last month following the announcement that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations denied admission to J Street.
Dr. Richard B. Stone, past chairman of the Conference, spoke to Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen Savitsky about the decision, dispelling the notion that it was a close and divisive vote. He called the vote an “overwhelming rejection that involved many centrist organizations.”
Dr. Stone goes on to explain in great detail how J Street’s views differ with that of the Conference, noting, “J Street exists, virtually entirely, to alter the America/Israel relationship so that America shows a tougher love for Israel, supposedly for Israel’s own good and supposedly because that’s what pro-Israel is all about.”
Listen to the full interview above.
Savitsky Talks is a weekly 20 minute audio program with interviews and discussions that probe and explore contemporary Jewish life. Stephen Savitsky’s unusually direct and objective approach make this program a refreshing take on the Jewish community’s often challenging role in the world.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.