Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Move Highlights Necessity of US Leadership

April 23rd, 2014

J Street regards today's news of a preliminary agreement on political reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas with caution and urges the United States to press forward with an even more assertive effort to forge a two-state solution. Read More...

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Two State Alert: Amid sound and fury, the latest on the Kerry initiative

April 1st, 2014

The last 24 hours have seen conflicting reports over Secretary of State Kerry’s efforts to resolve a crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Right now, we still don't know whether he will succeed. Read More...

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Abbas and Netanyahu Should Keep Their Eyes on the Prize: A Two-State Solution

March 27th, 2014

J Street is calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to show political courage and true leadership by recommitting themselves to the peace negotiations being brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Read More...

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The Surprisingly Practical Mahmoud Abbas

December 10th, 2013

Mahmoud Abbas is full of surprises. His latest fan is Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev, who, after a meeting last week in Ramallah, said that the Palestinian president “presented his position [on Israeli security] with a frankness I have not yet heard from a leader in the Arab world.” Bar-Lev concluded, “There is someone to talk to and plenty to talk about.” Read More...

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