John Kerry an Excellent Choice for State

December 21st, 2012

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator for 38 years, Kerry’s deep knowledge of the Middle East and strong belief in the power of US diplomacy make him exceptionally qualified to spearhead President Obama’s second term foreign policy agenda. Kerry would be well positioned to play a leading role as President Obama moves to revive peace efforts aimed at achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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A ceasefire in Gaza

November 21st, 2012

Amidst hopes, both cautious and fervent that the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza will take hold, we join others in the pro-Israel community in breathing a sigh of relief. Our thoughts are with the Israeli and Palestinian civilians killed, injured and displaced this week, and with those who mourn for and with them. Read More...

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Enough of silence

November 18th, 2012

With rockets flying and bombs falling, our hearts and prayers go out to all impacted by this latest violence. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Those suffering from injury and trauma. Those huddled in shelters, homes and schools dreading the next blast or siren. Read More...

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Reaction to escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza

November 15th, 2012

J Street stands with Israel and its right to defend itself from all threats to its people and territory. Our sympathies go out to the Israeli victims and families caught in the violence. We reiterate our call on Hamas to immediately cease rocket attacks on Israel and to ensure that other groups in Gaza desist as well. Read More...

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The situation in Gaza

November 12th, 2012

We are watching with grave concern the stepped-up rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel over the weekend, and we call upon the Palestinian factions responsible to cease fire immediately. We are pleased to see reports that such a step may be in the works. The consequences of continuing these attacks could well be another round of violence and conflict that will bring further suffering to both sides. Read More...

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