Iran

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would pose a very serious threat to American and Israeli interests and to peace and stability in the Middle East and around the world. Reports of progress in Iran’s nuclear program, including the assessment issued in November 2011 by the International Atomic Energy Agency, are deeply troubling. Read More...

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Setting the Record Straight

April 26th, 2012

The following is a response from J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami to false accusations leveled in the Boston Jewish Advocate regarding J Street’s commitment to support Israel if it were engaged in a war with Iran. Read More...

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J Street’s Reaction to President Obama’s Position on Iran

March 5th, 2012

Washington -- J Street shares the widely-held view that preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a vital security interest shared by Israel, the United States and the world. Read More...

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The drums of war

February 10th, 2012

The drums for war with Iran sound more loudly with every passing day. Let’s acknowledge up front the very real and legitimate fear that this Iranian regime might acquire a nuclear weapon. Security – for Israel, Iran’s immediate neighbors and frankly for the world as a whole – must be the first and foremost concern in the discussion over what to do to prevent that from happening. Read More...

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What are the experts saying about Iran?

January 25th, 2012

American and Israeli security experts warn that a military strike on Iran would fail to stop its nuclear program, provide the Iranian regime with additional impetus to pursue a nuclear weapon, and risk igniting a regional war that would expose Israeli citizens and even Americans to devastating retaliation. J Street is today releasing a video featuring the views of former Mossad Directors Ephraim Halevy and Meier Dagan, former Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, and Middle East advisor to six U.S. Secretaries of State Aaron David Miller, among others, who have sought to challenge the facile assumptions and rhetoric of those arguing for war. It is required viewing for those who truly want to understand what is at stake for the United States and Israel in deciding how to prevent the rise of a nuclear-armed Iran. J Street believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would pose a very serious threat to American and Israeli interests and to peace and stability in the Middle East and around the world. The United States has a fundamental interest, along with Israel and the international community, in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, and J Street supports concrete American actions to address this threat. We support a comprehensive and multilateral approach, including sanctions and active diplomacy. Read More...

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