J Street Calls on ECI to Cut Ties With Rachel Abrams

October 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement today in response to a recent blog post by Emergency Campaign for Israel (ECI) board member Rachel Abrams in which she calls for the slaughter of Palestinians, including children. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Release of Gilad Shalit

October 18th, 2011

Washington — J Street is deeply moved by the release today of Israeli Staff Sergeant Gilad Shalit. Along with Jews around the world, we celebrate the news that Staff Sergeant Shalit is now free and reunited with his family. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Deal to Release Gilad Shalit

October 11th, 2011

Washington — J Street is deeply hopeful about early reports that a deal has been reached to release Israeli Staff Sergeant Gilad Shalit. Along with Jews around the world, J Street is overjoyed by the prospect that Staff Sergeant Shalit may soon know freedom again. J Street's leaders have been among the many who have met with the Shalit family over the years and advocated that US policymakers and political leaders provide all possible assistance in obtaining his release. Read More...

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Statement by J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami on the Fifth Anniversary of Gilad Shalit's Captivity

June 25th, 2011

It is impossible to imagine the pain that the Shalit family has experienced over the past five years since Gilad was kidnapped by Hamas, and has been held captive without any contact with the outside world, including the Red Cross. Every family in Israel and in the Jewish world extends its heart and prayers to Gilad and to his family on today's anniversary of his capture. Read More...

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