Word on the Street: They were wrong on Iraq, now they're wrong on Iran

December 20th, 2013

Philosopher and essayist George Santayana famously said that those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it. How true this is right now for the United States, which after years of tragic and costly combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, now finds itself at a crossroads in its efforts to reach a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the crisis created by Iran’s nuclear program. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Opposes Introduction of Senate Iran Sanctions Bill

December 19th, 2013

J Street strongly opposes the introduction today of a bill in the Senate to impose new sanctions on Iran while the United States and its international partners are trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis. Read More...

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The Iran Nuclear Agreement Analyzed: Why J Street Supports it

December 3rd, 2013

This agreement is not a final, comprehensive resolution of the issue. Instead, it aims to provide time for the international community to hash out a more permanent arrangement with Iran while preventing the advancement of its program. Serious issues remain to be addressed in a permanent deal, and this interim period should be used to thoroughly test the true intentions of the Iranian leadership, with eyes wide open. Read More...

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J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

November 23rd, 2013

J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Sen. Reid Statement on Iran Sanctions

November 21st, 2013

As negotiations continue in Geneva between the P5+1 and Iran on a first-step agreement to freeze and begin to roll back Iran's nuclear activities, J Street welcomes the Senate's decision not to advance new sanctions legislation at this time. Read More...

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