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On Thursday, May 17, we assembled in homes, synagogues and online to hear from experts, launch community discussions and mobilize to respond to the horrific events of the past week and mobilize to restore sanity to America's foreign policy.

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J Street organizes and mobilizes pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Pompeo threatens Iran with ‘strongest sanctions in history’, Politico

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on Iran unless it takes dramatic steps, including permanently abandoning its nuclear program, halting missile tests and withdrawing military forces from Syria. Critics quickly called the maximalist demands unrealistic and warned that they put the U.S. on dangerous new collision course with Tehran — as well as European allies who oppose President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Iran and face potential U.S. sanctions from continuing to do business with the country.

Trump Kept His Promises to Netanyahu, and Showed They Were Worse than Worthless, American Prospect

Gershom Gorenberg writes, “The embassy opening was the pinnacle of Netanyahu’s diplomatic campaign. The split screen showed how little it can accomplish as long as Gaza festers and the occupation of the West Bank continues.  Trump’s promises, it turns out, are most dangerous when he keeps them. And like his Republican friends, Netanyahu is stained by his embrace of Trump. The split screen tells the story: On one side, Ivanka and a Trump sign. On the other, reality.”

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