I haven't posted for a while, but this is remarkable.
Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard discovered ("J Street Adviser Morton Halperin Goes to Work for Goldstone") that a letter purportedly written by Judge Richard Goldstone to criticize a House of Representative resolution condemning the Goldstone report (HR 867 sponsored by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Howard Berman) was substantially written by Morton H. Halperin, who serves on the J Street advisory council and is a senior adviser at George Soros's Open Society Institute. The original document can be downloaded from the Standard. A check of the file's "properties" revealed the author as Halperin.
There has been a lot of warm and cozy talk about expanding our definition of the pro-Israel family to include some cousins who dissent a little here and there, like calling for less pressure on Iran and more on Israel. But this Goldstone maneuver is not mere dissent, but an apolgia for a report that would, if left unanswered, make it impossible for Israel to defend itself against a systematic campaign to target Israeli civilians. Mort Halperin was one of the key founders of J Street, and held what may have been the first serious fundraiser for the new organization in his home. This is not merely wrong, but profoundly evil, and it is being done by one of the fathers of J Street, which tosses around the phrase "pro-Israel" while robbing it of all meaning.