A Victory for Smart Policy

February 7th, 2014

Today, we can safely say that the Menendez-Kirk Iran sanctions legislation will not be brought to a vote in the Senate at this time. Read More...

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A Victory for Diplomacy

February 3rd, 2014

Last December, in the wake of the First Step Agreement between the US, its allies and Iran on that country’s nuclear program, some of the more hawkish American forces on foreign policy decided to pursue legislation to impose further sanctions on Iran. The new bill, in short, was designed to kill the talks. J Street and a host of other organizations went to work immediately to rescue the chances of a negotiated resolution to the Iran nuclear crisis. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes President's Commitments on Israel and Iran

January 29th, 2014

J Street welcomes statements in President Obama's State of the Union address highlighting diplomacy as the way to defuse conflicts across the Middle East - and particularly his commitment to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis if possible and to press forwards with efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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J Street Calls on Senate to Give Iran Nuclear Agreement a Chance

January 13th, 2014

The agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and six major powers to implement the November Joint Plan of Action marks another important step toward resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis diplomatically. Read More...

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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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