J Street Welcomes Clinton's Decision to Disburse Palestinian Aid

April 11th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street applauds Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision to disburse $147 million in fiscal year 2011 economic support funds for the Palestinian people. Secretary Clinton released the funds over the objections of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), whose months-long ‘hold’ had put US-funded programs critical to Israeli security and Palestinian humanitarian needs at risk. Ros-Lehtinen’s hold jeopardized accountable governance, civil society, infrastructure, and education programs benefiting the Palestinian people, even forcing “Shara'a Simsim”-- the Palestinian Sesame Street— to suspend production. Read More...

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74 Members of Congress Say Support for a Two-State Solution ‘Inseparable’ from Support for Israel

April 11th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street applauded the 74 Members of Congress who have signed a letter to President Obama affirming that active US leadership toward achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “essential element of the United States’ unbreakable commitment” to Israel. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the passing of Congressman Donald Payne

March 6th, 2012

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Donald Payne of New Jersey. As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman Payne fought tirelessly to improve the lives of those around the world struggling with poverty, disease and poor access to education. We will remember him as not just a passionate advocate for Israel and Middle East peace, but as someone who exemplified the Jewish virtue of tikkun olam— the call to repair the world. Read More...

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Congresswomen, Philanthropists Travel to Israel, West Bank to Advance Women's Leadership in Resolving Conflict

February 24th, 2012

WASHINGTON—This week, six Congresswomen joined14 leading women philanthropists on a six-day mission (February 18-24) to Israel and the West Bank in order to enrich their understanding of the many factors that shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its prospects for resolution, and to hear firsthand about Israel and the region’s security concerns related to Iran. Read More...

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