J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami used a Washington Post Op-Ed to recommend "redefining" what it means to be pro-Israel. He employed several strawmen arguments to make his case. CAMERA's rebuttal letter, featured under The Post's "Taking Exception" heading, spotlighted the evasions in Ben-Ami's claims.
Under international law Israel has the right to blockade Gaza and stop any flotilla or boats heading there because Hamas has created a state of armed conflict by launching more than 10,000 rockets and mortars into Israel targeting and killing civilians. Despite this, Israel still allows inspected food and other humanitarian goods into Gaza.