Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Put Allies at Odds

July 5th, 2012

As a long-time advocate for peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I am pained that frustration over failure to achieve a just and lasting peace has led allies in the struggle to end up at odds over tactics like boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS). Read More...

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

May 1st, 2012

J Street strongly opposes views and positions such as those captured at the Palestinian BDS National Committee’s website, www.bdsmovement.net. As laid out in that site, the BDS movement fails to explicitly to recognize Israel’s right to exist and it ignores or rejects Israel’s role as a national home for the Jewish people. Read More...

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Horowitz Ad Demeans Memory of Holocaust Dead, Degrades Jewish Community Conversation

April 26th, 2012

On Tuesday— the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Day of Remembrance— J Street was stunned and appalled by the advertisement that was placed in the New York Times by the David Horowitz Freedom Center comparing supporters of using boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel to agents of the Holocaust. Read More...

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Letter from Rachel Lerner, Vice-President of J Street Education Fund

February 10th, 2012

We have received some inquiries about our recent decision to release a statement of our own in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference that took place at the University of Pennsylvania, and not to sign on to a letter by other Jewish organizations. Below is an excerpt of a letter written by Rachel Lerner, Vice President of the J Street Education Fund, in response to one of these inquiries: Read More...

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J Street and J Street U Statement on the Upcoming Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at UPenn

January 12th, 2012

The announcement that a conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) will be held in February on the campus of UPENN has been met with a great deal of concern by organizations and members of the Jewish community. We share the strong opposition expressed by many of our colleagues in the organized Jewish community to the BDS movement and are similarly concerned about the implications of the upcoming conference at UPENN. Read More...

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