Obama’s Chief Of Staff To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Netanahyahu Group’s Conference
Dennis needs to remember ‘words matter’.
Via The Hill
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will be the keynote speaker at the national conference of J Street, a group that opposes many of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies.
The group announced that McDonough would address the gathering on Monday and discuss Israel’s future following Netanyahu’s commanding reelection victory earlier this week.
“At this pivotal moment, we couldn’t be more excited to have White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough joining us at the largest pro-Israel, pro-peace gathering in the United States,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami in a statement.
“As the new governing coalition forms in Israel, we are eager to hear how the White House plans to set the diplomatic agenda and continue to work towards a two-state solution,” he added, referring to the creation of an independent Palestinian state.[…]
J Street on Wednesday said that Netanyahu’s reelection would set back that goal and harm Israel’s security.
“Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory is a deep disappointment to all who hoped for a new direction for the country in yesterday’s election,” it said in a statement. “Sadly, the results of this election will only deepen Israel’s growing isolation.”
Israel’s elections were a convincing victory for Netanyahu and his Likud Party. Likud picked up 30 out of 120 seats in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. That total was the most of any faction voters selected
J Street’s conference runs March 21-24, and attendees will also discuss the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The group estimates that more than 3,000 people will hear McDonough’s address Monday night. More