So it is with admitted radical leftist and Reuters correspondent Allyn Fisher-Ilan who interviews Jeremy Ben-Ami, director of the radical-left lobbying group, J Street:
J Street directors are on record as stating that if the Arabs will not accept a Jewish sovereign in the Middle East, perhaps it would be best if Israel did not exist:Ben-Ami said he feared Netanyahu's labeling of a reconciliation pact between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group and rival Hamas Islamists as a blow to peace may only further damage already-frozen diplomacy.
"I think now in the wake of the reconciliation there's a possibility that his whole case to the Congress might be ... not putting anything on the table," Ben-Ami said.
"In our meetings here we are urging, from our perspective, that the prime minister's initiative should be a serious plan," he said, adding that he thought Israel should wait to see the policies of a new Palestinian government before condemning it.
Ben-Ami said Netanyahu ought to present a deal along lines agreed in past years of negotiations, including proposed land swaps in exchange for settlement blocs Israel would keep.
"Put a proposal on the table that meets a bar of credibility, not a provisional state on 30 or 40 percent of the land, but a real state, and let them decide if they're serious about peace or not," Ben-Ami said.
Quite what one would expect coming from a group which suggests that Israel "should wait to see the policies of a new Palestinian government [Hamas + Fatah] before condemning it".