A Letter from Tel Aviv

July 24th, 2014

As an Israeli as well as a peace activist, I have lived a kind of double life for the past few weeks. I have sought ways to voice support for my country and deep admiration for our courageous soldiers in battle while also expressing my compassion for Palestinian civilians, who are paying such an awful price. Read More...

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J Street Supports Kerry's Effort to Broker Ceasefire Agreement

July 21st, 2014

In the face of a mounting and deeply troubling death toll, J Street supports President Obama's decision to send Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to promote ending hostilities between Israel and Hamas. We hope the Secretary will succeed in finding a formula to bring all parties into a ceasefire agreement quickly. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Ground Operation in Gaza

July 18th, 2014

Following the start of last night’s ground operation, our thoughts are with Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians in Gaza and with Israelis living under a storm of rockets. We remain deeply concerned about their safety and by the mounting civilian death toll. We regret that a ceasefire was not reached in advance of this escalation and support one being brokered quickly. Read More...

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They all deserve better

July 17th, 2014

Even as I mourn each of their lost lives as a unique tragedy, I recognize that they are far from the first innocent children to die in the latest round of this tragic conflict. Sadly, they’re already not even the latest. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Current Crisis

July 11th, 2014

These are harrowing times for all of us who care deeply about Israelis and Palestinians and yearn for security and peace for both peoples. Read More...

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