By William Kristol

First J Street denied receiving money from George Soros—then they had to admit he is a major donor. First J Street claimed it was overwhelmingly supported by domestic donors—then it turned out they had received more than $800,000 from a mysterious woman from Hong Kong. First J Street claimed it had nothing to do with setting up meetings on Capitol Hill for Richard Goldstone—now it turns out they did.

It all brings to mind Sen. Sam Ervin’s famous invocation during Watergate of the couplet by Walter Scott: “Oh! What a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive!” And it makes it tempting to call J Street’s behavior Nixonian. But that would be unfair to Richard Nixon. He was a friend of Israel.