J Street Calls on Congress to Swiftly Pass the Iron Dome Support Act

March 28th, 2013

J Street applauds the reintroduction of the Iron Dome Support Act, lead by Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA-53), and strongly supports its swift passage. Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rocket defense system is key to helping protect Israeli civilians and soldiers from rocket attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other militant groups. Maintaining and expanding this project will help save lives and improve the quality of life of Israelis, particularly in the South of Israel, who have lived under the threat and reality of rocket attacks for too long. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Hateful Speech by Hamas Leader

December 10th, 2012

J Street is calling on all supporters of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and a two-state solution to condemn the latest statement by Khaled Meshal, the political leader of Hamas, who once again last weekend called for the destruction of Israel. Read More...

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J Street's Position on the Palestinian Bid at the United Nations General Assembly

November 27th, 2012

This coming Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly will overwhelmingly pass a resolution making Palestine a non-member state observer at the UN. Less clear than the outcome of the vote is the meaning of the resolution for chances of 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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Tel Aviv Bus Bombing Unconscionable Act of Terror, Ceasefire Urgently Needed

November 21st, 2012

We awoke this morning to the terrible news of a bus bombing targeting Israelis in Tel Aviv. We abhor this unconscionable act and pray for a full and quick recovery for those wounded. As we follow ongoing developments, we dread further reports of Israeli and Palestinian civilian casualties and injuries. Read More...

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