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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Days of Reflection

October 7th, 2011

For many of us, these are days for deep reflection and soul-searching on the past year. How, we ask, as individuals and as a community can we better ourselves and the world? Naturally, our focus turns in part to Israel and how events there impact us as a people. My heart, along with many of yours no doubt, swelled with pride on hearing that among the Nobel Prize winners this year is an Israeli physicist, Daniel Shechtman – another amazing accomplishment for a small country that has done so much to advance global learning. My heart filled as well this past week – but with concern – over other, more deeply troubling news from Israel. Read More...

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J Street and the UN

September 21st, 2011

For J Street's full policy statement, press release, and open letter to the community as well as a host of resources on the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, click here. Read More...

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J Street: Gov Perry Playing a ‘Reckless and Dangerous Game’ with Israel

September 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Perry’s press conference this morning on Israel and the US-Israel relationship: Read More...

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