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About J Street

J Street is the political home for 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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Democrats Will Have Trump to Thank for Getting a Political Pass on the Iran Nuclear Deal, Foreign Policy

“The agreement offers ‘a way to defang Iran’s weapons program without firing a shot,’ said Jessica Rosenblum of J Street, a progressive pro-Israel group that supports the agreement.  ‘It’s good policy and it’s good politics.’”

Recent Attacks on B’Tselem are Unacceptable and Undemocratic, J Street Blog

“Those who care about Israeli democracy can’t stay silent about the new spate of dangerous rhetorical attacks by Prime Minister Netanyahu and members of his government on B’Tselem Director Hagai El-Ad….Language that suggests that B’Tselem is guilty of treasonous behavior for presenting their view of the occupation to the UNSC is outrageous and irresponsible. It has the potential to incite real violence, and reinforces the activities of extreme right-wing NGOs like Im Tirzu, which last December released a video portraying B’Tselem activists as foreign agents stabbing Israel in the back. Looking back on Israel’s history shows us where such accusations can lead.”

Word on the Street: We Need to Hear Each Other, J Street Blog

Jeremy Ben-Ami writes, “If Jews and Palestinians can’t talk openly with each other about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we’ll never be able to solve it. That’s why J Street believes in open conversations that face facts and acknowledge disagreements. It’s why I traveled to the West Coast last week for a series of public events with Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States.”

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