Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Gaza Conflict

July 30th, 2014

J Street is deeply shocked and saddened by the losses suffered in this round of violence, from dozens of Israeli soldiers and civilians to the more than a thousand Gaza residents dead, and thousands more wounded. Read More...

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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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