Another Baseless Attack by J Street

A member of the J Street board attacked the creators of “The J Street Challenge” today by calling the film “baseless hatred” and claiming it is “filled with distortions.”

Alan Solomont on his Times of Israel blog went on to say that the film “attacks friends, family, and neighbors” and that it hinders debate.

These are huge claims, so I searched for Solomont’s evidence; I figured he would back up his arguments with facts. However, I was mistaken.

Not once did Solomont explain how The J Street Challenge is “baseless hatred” or “filled with distortions.” He did not give one example of the film lying or hindering debate.

Solomont also failed to mention that the creators of the documentary have invited J Street to debate and share its side of the story at every film screening. However, J Street has refused to engage in this proposed open discussion.

It’s interesting how Solomont claims that the film hinders debate when his own organization is actually the one that refuses to debate the issue.

The fact that Solomont attacks the documentary and provides no evidence for any of his claims raises an important question:

Mr. Solomont, have you even seen the film?

I have, and I can assure you that the film backs up its claims with evidence. I urge you to engage in this open discussion about the film by actually going to the event instead of bashing it with no evidence.

About the Author
Zach is the Managing Director of ZOA Campus, the campus branch of the Zionist Organization of America. Before working for the ZOA, he worked in Israel advocacy in Tel Aviv. Zach is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism.