J Street Lies, Smears Republican Candidate in GA

In unsurprising fashion, J Street has yet again lied and attempted to smear those with whom they disagree. In an email circulated to its constituents, J Street warned about the implications of Republican Jack Kingston's victory in the Georgia primary on Wednesday evening:

One-stater Jack Kingston qualified for a run-off in Georgia's Republican Senate primary and is now one step closer to winning the Republican nomination.

Kingston was a member of last Congress' infamous "One State Caucus." He's on the record urging Israel to annex the West Bank and forgo its Jewish and democratic character. Now's the time to dig deep and do everything in our power to prevent Jack Kingston from taking the oath of office next January.

Jack Kingston's ideas are dangerous for Israel.

Not only has he pushed Israel to annex the West Bank, but Kingston also called the Obama Administration's two state diplomacy "misguided". And he even claimed that the President had "turned his back on Israel" by pursuing a diplomatic deal to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

The blog Elder of Ziyon received this email and investigated the allegations leveled against Kingston, specifically the legislation he sponsored in 2011:

Supporting Israel's right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

In other words, he supports Israel's right to act unilaterally if the PLO acts unilaterally first.

But does he support a one-state solution? Not at all. Here's another piece of legislation he co-sponsored in 2011, HR 268:

Reaffirms support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states, a democratic Jewish state of Israel and a democratic Palestinian state living in peace and mutual recognition.

States that any Palestinian unity government must forswear terrorism, accept Israel's right to exist, and reaffirm previous agreements made with Israel.

Opposes any attempt to establish or seek recognition of a Palestinian state outside of an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians.

Urges Palestinian leaders to: (1) cease efforts at circumventing the negotiation process, including through a unilateral declaration of statehood or by seeking recognition of a Palestinian state from other nations or the United Nations (U.N.); and (2) resume direct negotiations with Israel.

Elder of Ziyon also notes that "I cannot find any statement of support for this resolution on the J-Street website" but says "I suspect that they were against it."

Despite J Street's attempt to smear Kingston and paint him as an extremist, his voting record on Israel related issues indicates that he is a strong advocate and friend of the Jewish state, unlike J Street. ThePoliticalGuide.com provides a guide to pro-Israel legislation that he has supported:

Session-111; Bill Number-H Con Res 260; Resolution relating to Israel - Cosponsor

Recognizing the 62nd anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel, and reaffirming unequivocal support for the alliance and friendship between the United States and Israel.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5501; America Stands with Israel Act - Cosponsor

Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States: (1) supports Israel's right to defend itself; (2) supports Israel's naval blockade of Gaza; and (3) should oppose any investigation by the United Nations (U.N.) into the flotilla incident (involving the May 2010 Israeli interception of ships carrying supplies to Gaza).

Session-111; Bill Number-H Res 1553; Israel and Iran - Cosponsor

Condemns the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its: (1) threats to annihilate the United States and Israel; (2) support of international terrorism; and (3) incitement of genocide of the Israeli people. Supports using all means to persuade the government of Iran to stop building and acquiring nuclear weapons. Reaffirms the U.S. bond with Israel and pledges to work with the government of Israel and the people of Israel to ensure that their nation receives critical economic and military assistance, including missile defense capabilities, needed to address the Iranian threat. Supports Israel's right to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by Iran.