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April 27, 2014 4:12 pm

Brandeis Student Reportedly Verbally Accosted by J Street U Leader

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JNS.org A J Street-affiliated student leader reportedly verbally accosted Daniel Mael, a pro-Israel activist who attends Brandeis University.

Citing witnesses of the incident, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Talia Lepson, a board member of J Street U (the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby’s campus arm) at Brandeis, on Friday night called Mael a “s*** bag” and told him “Jews hate you.”

“I don’t feel comfortable on campus knowing people will lob verbal insults at me simply because we disagree,” Mael said.

The incident comes ahead of an April 30 vote on J Street’s application to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The vote is being perceived as a litmus test for whether or not the mainstream pro-Israel community accepts J Street’s views as part of its so-called “big tent.”

After the Palestinian unity deal between Fatah and the terrorist group Hamas was signed last week, J Street urged the U.S. “to press forward with an even more assertive effort to forge a two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. J Street also called Israel’s decision to pull out of peace talks over the unity deal “premature.”

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    J-Street is a front for Iranian money. It’s simply a matter of public record.

    • judorebbe

      A front for Soros money – to eradicate Jews, as Soros has been trying to do since he was a 14 year old collaborator with the Nazis in Hungary in 1944.

  • EG

    Just checked out Ms. Lepson’s Facebook page. Typical, entitled, unenlightened liberal brat, with very little class.

    I’d be embarrassed to have her on any college campus.

    Her Facebook page smacks of immaturity, like so many in her generation. I think we should refer to them as Gen V for Victimhood.

  • esther noodelman

    Appeasement weakens the Israeli position..not what we need.

  • yussi

    J street is a totally misguided group.While their intentions may ultimately be good,their method only weakens the Jewish cause. Why dont they recognize the fact that appeasement,”understanding the palistinians plight”,condemnation of Israeli policies only serve to weaken Israeland embolden these murderers. These are people who only want the destruction of Israel and Jews worldwide,including these misguided students attending Brandeis U..Wake up and look at the FACTS and reverse course…

    • Andrew

      I don’t believe they have good intentions, they are just a bunch of naive fools who don’t let facts and logic stand in their way.