This is not to say we should not have strong convictions. We are a people who argue. We are a people who disagree. But the challenge now is not to let these disagreements tear us apart. They have done too many times in history. Indeed, some of our worst wounds have been self-inflicted.
A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.
We, the Jews of the United States, the most influential Jewish community of the diaspora, cannot afford to lose our objectivity in our great desire for peace in the Middle East and our hopes for the future of our Jewish homeland.
If JStreet does not have the capacity to acknowledge that the two-state solution based on land-for-peace is no longer a solution, will the "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization really be able to support the future peace process?