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Lenny Ben-David

The writer served as a senior Israeli diplomat in Washington. Today he is a consultant on public affairs and blogs at www.lennybendavid.com.
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Twenty-Six Reasons J Street’s Demise Shouldn’t Be Mourned

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - by Lenny Ben-David

A compendium of their falsehoods, misdirections, and anti-Israel activities.

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WH Visitor Logs Suggest J Street Contributed To U.S.-Israel Diplomatic Crisis (PJM Exclusive)

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

J Street representatives met with the Obama administration frequently during the flare-up resulting from Joe Biden's visit to Israel. (Update: Don't miss Bill Whittle's new interview with Ben-David on PJTV.com.)

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Did I Get ‘Journolisted’?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

After writing an expose of J Street, I was the target of character assassination from Journolist members — including a violent threat from Spencer Ackerman.

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Is the Palestinian Authority in Violation of American Law?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

The PA’s attempt to block Israel’s economic achievement could theoretically backfire and endanger American military assistance to the would-be state of Palestine.

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Scuds in Lebanon: Israel’s Déjà Vu, Again and Again

Friday, April 30th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

Israel must ignore the international minimizing of the threat. Iraqi Scuds and Egyptian anti-aircraft missiles were once minimized, too.

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Rachel Corrie Wasn’t the Only ISM Member Playing Chicken with a Bulldozer That Day (PJM Exclusive)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

At least two of her colleagues had placed themselves under the tractor's maw on that day in 2003. Russian roulette was apparently the group's strategy.

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The Upcoming Rachel Corrie Trial: Go After Her Real Killers

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

An open letter to Rachel Corrie's parents from an Israeli parent. (Related: And don't miss Ronald Radosh: A Note to Israel: Try Rachel Corrie’s Accusers.)

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Israel Defense Forces: Skillful in Saving Lives — and if It Must, in Taking Them

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - by Lenny Ben-David

A former IDF medic praises the tremendous capabilities on display in Haiti, and wishes they only ever had to be in the business of lifesaving.

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The Saudis Take a Stroll on J Street

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 - by Lenny Ben-David

There are some very close ties between Saudi Arabia, the Arab American Institute, and J Street.

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J Street Fails Its Fans

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 - by Lenny Ben-David

The hoopla surrounding the upstart lobby doesn't translate into instant political clout.

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Showdown on J Street

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - by Lenny Ben-David

Pointed questions for director Jeremy Ben-Ami before the new "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby's first big conference.

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Why Does J Street Attract the Friends of Saudi Arabia?

Monday, October 5th, 2009 - by Lenny Ben-David

Exposing the tip of the iceberg, er, the tip of the sand dune.

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Peeling Off J Street’s Invisibility Cloak: What Today’s NY Times Magazine Won’t Tell You

Sunday, September 13th, 2009 - by Lenny Ben-David

Examine the new progressive pro-Israel lobby closely, and you'll find a Palestinian billionaire and agents for Arab states.

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