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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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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J Street Statement on Rocket Fire from Gaza

June 20th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned about the spate of rockets from Gaza fired on southern Israel over the past two days and about the potential of this latest escalation of violence to spiral out of control. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Iron Dome Support Act

April 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams today issued the following statement in support of the Iron Dome Support Act (S.2325 and H.R.4229): “J Street strongly supports passage of the Iron Dome Support Act. Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rocket defense system is essential to protecting Israeli civilians 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 civilians, particularly in the South of Israel, who have lived under a cloud of fear of rocket attacks for too long. Read More...

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