The article discusses the controversial Washington, DC-based Jewish group, J Street, and its efforts to lobby for an independent Palestinian state. The group has advised Palestinian Arab spokesmen to moderate their rhetoric in order to gain support for a two-state solution. However, the recent actions of Hamas, including violent attacks and open calls for the destruction of Israel, have disrupted J Street’s goals. Amidst these developments, J Street’s press releases have focused on condemning Hamas’s actions without specifically acknowledging the atrocities committed. The article concludes by highlighting the challenges faced by J Street in advocating for a peaceful resolution in the region.