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Judge Goldstone said he remembers attending “10 or 12” meetings. J Street co-founder Daniel Levy, who accompanied the judge to several of the parleys, said that the New America Foundation (NAF) — whose Middle East Task Force he co-chairs — had also hosted a lunch with Judge Goldstone for “a group of analysts and Middle East wonks.” The judge, Mr. Levy, and J Street all declined to identify the members of Congress.

All three organizations associated with Judge Goldstone’s visit to Washington — J Street, NAF and OSI — receive substantial funding from Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros, a fierce critic of AIPAC and Israeli policies.

OSI controls nearly $2 billion in assets provided by Mr. Soros over the years. NAF, in turn, received $855,000 from OSI in 2009, though the money was not set aside for the think tank’s Middle East program. The Times disclosed last week that J Street had received $750,000 from Mr. Soros and his family despite repeated denials from the group that it had received any funding from Mr. Soros in the past.

Judge Goldstone said that he “was keen to meet with [members of Congress] because of what I considered to be both an unfortunate and factually incorrect resolution.” J Street said at the time that it was “unable to support” the resolution as written. It subsequently passed the House by a vote of 344-36.

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council appointed Judge Goldstone to lead its “Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” in April 2009, nearly four months after the conflict ended.

The 575-page document that followed accused both Israel and Hamas of “war crimes” and “possible crimes against humanity” and urged both parties to conduct credible investigations into allegations of wrongdoing.

But even Israeli human rights organizations that cooperated with Judge Goldstone’s commission criticized the final report.

“I was disturbed by the framing of Israel’s military operation as part of ‘an overall policy aimed at punishing the Gaza population for its resilience,’” wrote Jessica Montell, executive director of B’Tselem, Israel’s leading human rights group, in the Huffington Post after the report’s release. “The facts presented in the report itself would not seem to support such a far-reaching conclusion. In light of the sweeping conclusions regarding Israel, the very careful phrasing regarding Hamas abuses is particularly conspicuous.”

Israel did not cooperate with Judge Goldstone’s commission.

The report instantly made the judge political poison in some quarters in Israel. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, famously said last year that Israel faces three major threats — “the Iranian nuclear program, rockets aimed at our civilians, and Goldstone” — while its president, Shimon Peres, said that the report “gives de facto legitimacy to terrorist initiatives and ignores the obligation and right of every country to defend itself.”

Most of the organized American Jewish community, from left to right, echoed the criticism.

“Our organization joined a wide spectrum of Jewish Democrats on Capitol Hill in vocally condemning the Goldstone Report for what it was — namely, a one-sided attack on Israel,” said David Harris, president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council. “I would argue that the Goldstone Report was less of a left-versus-right issue than a simple issue of right and wrong.”

Mr. Ben-Ami, in his statement to The Times, noted that J Street “criticized the process at the U.N. Human Rights Council that led to his report and urged the U.S. to veto a possible Security Council resolution based on the report.” Mr. Ben-Ami, however, would not condemn or endorse the report’s substance.

Judge Goldstone has said since the release of his report that he would urge international prosecutions against Israeli officials if they were not held accountable in Israel.

Ms. Avital, who initially said she was troubled by J Street’s ties to Judge Goldstone, is scheduled as a guest speaker at J Street events next month.

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