I was delighted to find out that J Street, the liberal Jewish group is having an Iran panel at the their inaugural conference. I have made arrangements to attend and hope any of you in the area can make it too.
It is important to build a good relationship with a peaceful Jewish group like J Street. Since their inception, J Street has been a constant thorn in the side of AIPAC and the powerful pro-Israeli (meaning pro Likud) influence peddlers in Congress. They are on the record opposing AIPAC's warmongery. They oppose an attack on Iran, and also think Sanctions are misguided and diplomacy should be given a full chance. J Street does not have the $Millions that AIPAC has, which is basically American aid money funnelled back to Washington to ensure more aid to the Israeli war machine. But given the rapid pace of American Jews being alienated from AIPAC, it does have serious mementum. J Street makes the case that Jews and Muslims really do want to live in peace and beginning to step up and reject politics of fear, corrruption and insecurity prevelant on both sides. See more here: //www.jstreet.org
The conference is called Driving Change, Securing Peace
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It's at Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC. Registration will be at the door starting Sunday 5PM.
This is the Iran panel on Monday. Don't miss it!
3:30pm to 4:45pm - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Iran: Is Diplomacy Working?
Hillary Mann Leverett, CEO, STRATEGA
Trita Parsi, Founder and President, National Iranian American Council
Brian Finlay, Senior Associate, The Henry L. Stimson Center
Moderator: Toni G. Verstandig, Director of Middle East Programs, The Aspen Institute
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