J Street supports California anti-BDS legislation

May 17th, 2016

As state legislatures consider action in opposition to the BDS Movement, J Street will support legislation that satisfies two critical concerns: (1) laws must maintain the legal distinction between the state of Israel and the territory it occupies over the Green Line; and (2) laws must uphold constitutional guarantees of free speech. Read More...

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J Street Opposes BDS Resolution at NYU

April 25th, 2016

J Street opposes the New York University graduate students union’s recently adopted resolution that called on NYU to divest its funds from programs in Israeli state institutions, cut business ties with them and close its program in Tel Aviv University. Read More...

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J Street Opposes Roskam-Vargas Trade Bill That Undermines US and Israeli Interests

April 22nd, 2015

J Street is adamantly opposed to the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. We’ve worked consistently, particularly on college campuses, to oppose BDS efforts that are often thinly-veiled attempts to delegitimize Israel. We view the Roskam-Vargas “U.S.-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act” (H.R.825) as not simply unhelpful to the effort to combat Global BDS, but contrary to longstanding US policy opposing settlement of the territory occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Presbyterian Decision to Stop Selling Anti-Zionist Publication

June 30th, 2014

Late last week, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. announced that the study guide 'Zionism Unsettled' will no longer be sold on its website. This is welcome news. Read More...

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On Threat of BDS, Don’t Shoot the Messenger

February 4th, 2014

Recent criticism from some in Israel and the United States of Secretary of State John Kerry for warning that Israel will face a strong boycott and disinvestment movement if his current peace initiative fails is profoundly misguided and misplaced. Read More...

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