Controversial Pro-Israel Film To Have Portland Premiere

The J Street Challenge is coming to Congregation Ahavat Achim in Portland Oregon on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.  

J Street PortlandThe documentary film, the J Street Challenge was recently screened twice in the Puget Sound region to rave audience reviews despite concerted attempts by J Street supporters to prevent the film from being shown.  In an historic first, even prior to the Seattle screening, the showing of the film was condemned by thirteen Puget Sound area Conservative and Reform rabbis. Most of the objecting clergy had never seen the film.  

Dr. Emanuel Navon of Tel Aviv University describes the J street Challenge as a film that “sheds light on and documents the organizations’ aims, activities, its funders identities, and highlights its founders and friends’ own sentiments.  The film features interviews with academics, and journalists, including Professors Alan Dershowitz and Ruth Weiss from Harvard, Caroline Glick from the Jerusalem Post, and Noah Pollack among others.”

According to Professor Navon “the primary significance of this film is rooted in uncovering the fact that an entire stream of American Jews is willing to forfeit Zionism if it is becomes clear that the very existence of the Jewish state can’t be reconciled with principles of universalism”

In an  article in Israel Hayom, Richard Baehr noted that ‘The J Street Challenge” is an attempt to offer a clear-eyed view of the real J Street agenda — especially its goal to destroy the bipartisan consensus on Israel, so that its soft, mushy PR campaign of presenting itself as the group representing the pro-peace, pro-Israel majority in America can be seen for what and who is really behind the propaganda campaign.”

Of the J Street Challenge, Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard University said “We have to get this film to every college campus, to every town hall”. In the video clip below Dershowitz explains to J Street founder Jeremy Ben-Ami why he is opposed to the J Street agenda.

The Portland premiere of the J Street Challenge will be held on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Achim (3225 Southwest Barbur Boulevard, Portland, OR 97239). Admission is Free. For more information call (503) 227-0010 during normal business hours.