An “Israel Lobby” for Rabin supporters

It’s called J Street.

Of course concern for peace in the Middle East isn’t a specifically Jewish issue.

But if, like me, you’re an American Jew tired of having AIPAC pretend to speak in your name, tired of the notion that “pro-Israel” and “anti-Arab” are the same thing, tired of being told that peace is objectively anti-Semitic, tired of the alliance between right-wing politicians in Israel, right-wing politicians in America, and a few powerful but unrepresentative American Jews to align Israeli interests with those of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, then you ought to think about joining J Street.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: