JStreetPAC Scores Big in 2012 Election

November 7th, 2012

JStreetPAC emerged from the 2012 election as the nation's largest pro-Israel PAC and with 50 percent more endorsed Members of the House and Senate than last cycle. Read More...

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2012 Election Night Poll Results

November 7th, 2012

J Street commissioned three polls to assess the American Jewish vote in 2012, examining voting preference and priorities, as well as opinions on Israel. One poll focused on the national picture. Another focused on the Ohio Senate race, where Senator Sherrod Brown faced numerous attacks on his pro-Israel credentials and affiliation with J Street. The third poll focused on the state of Florida, where right-wing groups poured an unprecedented amount of money into dishonest ads and attack campaigns to try to turn support for Israel into a partisan wedge issue. Read More...

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The 5 most outrageous ads politicizing Israel this election cycle

November 2nd, 2012

In 2012, an unprecedented amount of money was spent on efforts to turn support for Israel into a partisan wedge issue. Because most American Jews don't vote based on Israel - and actually support a two-state solution and US leadership to achieve it - millions upon millions of dollars were essentially wasted. Well, not completely wasted, because now we can revel in just how off the wall these ads really were. Here are the five most outrageous examples. Read More...

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Horses and bayonets

October 23rd, 2012

With his rejoinder to Governor Romney's charge of "American weakness" based on the number of ships we have, President Obama memorably highlighted how out-of-date the debate is over what constitutes military strength in the 21st century. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Foreign Policy Presidential Debate

October 22nd, 2012

In tonight's debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney repeatedly stressed their commitment to Israel's security, a commitment we welcome. However, we are disappointed that neither candidate mentioned the most pressing challenge to Israel's survival as a Jewish and democratic homeland: the lack of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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