J Street: House Bill to Defund UN Will Hurt United States and Israel

October 13th, 2011

“Chairman Ros-Lehtinen’s bill would essentially force the U.S. Government to defund and disengage from virtually every organ of the United Nations. We agree with Secretary Clinton’s warning that this would spell disaster for America’s standing in the world and our ability to influence events that profoundly impact our national security. It would also imperil Israel’s vital interests if its greatest ally and defender at the UN took our ball and went home,” said Dylan Jacob Williams, J Street’s Director of Government Affairs. Read More...

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Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Leaders Lobby for New Congressional Letter Urging Continued Palestinian Aid

September 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street’s top leaders will be on Capitol Hill today to lobby in support of a new Congressional letter urging President Barack Obama to work with Congress to ensure that U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) is maintained as a matter that is “in the essential strategic interest of Israel and the United States.” Read More...

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J Street On The UN

September 8th, 2011

With the pending approach of the Palestinians to the United Nations for membership this September, J Street has just issued a policy paper which urges the continuation of serious diplomatic efforts by the United States and the international community to avert a showdown, calls on the Palestinians to defer their application, and supports the United States’ declared intention to veto the application at the Security Council. J Street also issued an open letter calling on the American Jewish community to shift the energy it is putting into defeating the Palestinian initiative at the UN into promoting the urgency of a two-state resolution to the conflict. In an email to the J Street community today, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami reaffirmed the movement’s deep commitment to a Palestinian state – because it is so vital to Israel’s security, democratic character and Jewish nature to achieve a two-state solution. Read More...

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Members of Congress Should Visit Settlement Construction Sites, Observe First-Hand Damage Done to Two-State Prospects

August 16th, 2011

J Street strongly opposes the Israeli government’s announcement of new housing development in the outlying settlement of Ariel. In calling the new housing “unhelpful” or “counterproductive,” the Obama administration is understating the enormous damage that daily announcements of new settlement construction are doing to the chances for a two-state solution. Read More...

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