Word on the Street: They were wrong on Iraq, now they're wrong on Iran

December 20th, 2013

Philosopher and essayist George Santayana famously said that those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it. How true this is right now for the United States, which after years of tragic and costly combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, now finds itself at a crossroads in its efforts to reach a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the crisis created by Iran’s nuclear program. Read More...

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The Iran Nuclear Agreement Analyzed: Why J Street Supports it

December 3rd, 2013

This agreement is not a final, comprehensive resolution of the issue. Instead, it aims to provide time for the international community to hash out a more permanent arrangement with Iran while preventing the advancement of its program. Serious issues remain to be addressed in a permanent deal, and this interim period should be used to thoroughly test the true intentions of the Iranian leadership, with eyes wide open. Read More...

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J Street Praises Resolution Backing Kerry’s Efforts

July 30th, 2013

J Street today applauded Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) introduction of a resolution commending Secretary Kerry's efforts to relaunch formal Israeli-Palestinian talks, and pledging the Senate's support for a sustained US diplomatic initiative to end the conflict. 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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J Street Supports United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013; Opposes Senate Visa Waiver Provision

April 15th, 2013

J Street does not support the version of the legislation introduced in the Senate (S.462) for the sole reason that the Senate version would amend the visa waiver program to exempt Israel (and only Israel) from the key requirement that countries participating in the program ensure that reciprocal travel privileges are extended to all United States citizens. J Street is deeply concerned that this provision would-- and appears expressly intended to -- codify in US law an acceptance of Israel's reportedly frequent denial of entry to US citizens of Palestinian, Arab or Muslim origin seeking to lawfully enter Israel or Israeli-controlled territory, often without explanation. Read More...

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