The controversy involving George Soros’ donations to J Street has been blown way out of proportion (“J Street Reeling After Soros Money Revelation,” Oct. 1).
The fact is George Soros is a mainstream businessman. While J Street could have been more transparent about his contributions, this is really not a huge issue. People on the right are using it as way to vilify J Street (and the peace movement in general).
The simple fact is that this entire issue is distracting us all from the real issue at hand: the continuation of direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
I’m a supporter of J Street, and I think they might be the last hope we have of working towards a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.