J Street Gets it Right On Lieberman

Among other things, the rise of Avigdor Lieberman could rupture relations between many American Jews and Israel:

We as an organization cannot and will not remain silent in the months and years ahead should Israel adopt anything like the policies and views outlined by Avigdor Lieberman as a candidate and politician prior to entering the Foreign Minister's office.  Those views - particularly towards the minority Arab citizenry of Israel - are in our opinion contrary to both our democratic and our Jewish values.  Not only will we ourselves make our views clear, but we will urge other Americans, Jews and Jewish organizations to do so as well.