Israel’s “Jewish State” Debate Plays Politics with Essence of Israeli Democracy

November 25th, 2014

In recent days, Israel’s Cabinet has engaged in an unedifying debate over a proposed new Basic Law to enshrine Israel’s character as a nation-state of the Jewish people. As Israel lacks a Constitution, Basic Laws are given more weight than other legislation. Read More...


J Street condemns stabbing in Jerusalem

November 25th, 2014

We condemn yesterday’s stabbing in Jerusalem’s Old City, in which two yeshiva students were wounded after reportedly being attacked by local Palestinian youths. Our thoughts are with the students and their families, and we hope that Israeli police conduct a thorough and fair investigation into this incident. Read More...

Tags: Jerusalem

J Street News Roundup 11/25/2014

November 25th, 2014

Top news and analysis impacting the work of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...

Tags: news roundup

With Extension, Congress Must Let Negotiators Finish the Job

November 24th, 2014

J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams released the following statement today following the announcement that negotiations on Iran's nuclear program and the terms of the interim agreement governing the talks had been extended to July 2015 Read More...

Tags: Congress Iran

J Street thanks Secretary Hagel for his service

November 24th, 2014

As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel prepares to step down from his post, we are grateful for his service to his country and all that he has done to promote the US-Israel relationship. Read More...

Tags: Chuck Hagel