Thursday, October 29, 2009

J Street

I documented the inaugural J Street conference in DC this week. J Street is the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. They had many members of Congress, the Obama Administration, the Knesset, and significant leaders of moderate Arab nations visit, support, sponsor, and speak to the 1500-plus crowd.

It was an energizing, positive success in galvanizing Jewish and other groups working to create an effective peaceful solution to the long sad conflict between Israeli Jews and their Palestinian neighbors.

These images are just a few of my personal impressions, and are included on the basis of visual integrity and preference, not politic nuances.

A sad handful of crackpot protesters outside the meeting had no effect on the proceedings whatsoever.

I pray this new coalition's voice resounds like a mighty shofar.

Peace. Shalom. Salaam. Pax.

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