Why the two-state solution is important for all Americans

December 6th, 2013

Most Americans are concerned about the economy, the Affordable Care Act, the nuclear ambitions of Iran, and global warming --- the Israel-Palestine conflict does not make the top ten list. But allow me to suggest that resolving the conflict deserves the high priority that Secretary of State John Kerry has given it, and that Americans of many persuasions should speak out in support of Kerry’s efforts. Read More...

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J Street Encouraged by Obama-Rouhani Conversation

September 27th, 2013

J Street is encouraged by President Barack Obama's telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - a possible first step on the road to solve the crisis caused by Iran's nuclear program. Read More...

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J Street Determined to Answer President Obama’s UN Challenge

September 24th, 2013

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama has again challenged friends of Israel to get behind his effort to achieve peace with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. J Street welcomes that call and urges other American Jewish organizations to do the same. Read More...

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House Resolution 238 Promotes Two-State Solution

May 30th, 2013

The resolution commends the Obama Administration's commitment to Israel's survival and security, as well as the administration's moves to initiate a new diplomatic effort to achieve a two-state solution. The legislation also calls upon the parties to the conflict and the international community to take concrete steps to bolster the prospects for peace, including by combating anti-Israel terror and efforts to deny the deep historical, cultural, and spiritual connection of the Jewish people to Israel. Read More...

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Reports Syria Used Chemical Weapons Deeply Worrying

April 26th, 2013

Reports from US and Israeli officials suggesting that the Assad regime may have used chemical weapons against civilians show that the brutal civil war in Syria, which has already taken over 70,000 lives, may be entering a new and even more dangerous phase. Read More...

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