, editor-at-large and former editor in chief of the Jewish Daily Forward
, explained the "structural imbalance in American Jewish opinion" and its consequences for J Street
"The weakness of J Street
is that conservatives will vote for Democrats or Republicans, depending on who's better on Israel," he
"The right-wing Jew will switch votes.
On the other hand, liberal voters, who are more likely to align themselves with J Street's
cause, are less likely to view U.S.-Israeli policy as an important enough issue to base their votes on it.
In the question-and-answer session that followed the speeches, Duss, Hogue and Goldberg
offered further advice to J Street U Brown, noting the risks of becoming associated with a particular political party or focusing too much on human rights.