Meeting with MKs during the J Street Mission

August 4th, 2014

Last Wednesday, our group of J Street leaders from the United States and J Street U students spending the summer in Israel, met with four members of the Knesset to get their perspective on the war – or “Operation” as it’s referred to here. One was from Hatnua (which is Tzipi Livni’s party and part of the government), one from Meretz, and two from Labor. Read More...

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Our allies are counting on us.

July 31st, 2014

The paramount lesson I am taking from this mission is this: American Jews cannot be complacent. We can't assume that the leaders on either side know what to do and/or have the will to do it. Read More...

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Why I made this trip

July 30th, 2014

Two nights ago, I awoke at 2:00 AM, threw on my dress, and met my Russian neighbors in the stairwell of my Tel Aviv hotel, waiting for the sirens to die down. The last place I expected to be in my “week without travel” was Tel Aviv. But when J Street decided to send a mission to Israel to express solidarity with all the people of the region suffering under the current violence, it felt important to make this very brief trip. Read More...

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Why I'm here.

July 30th, 2014

I'm on the ground in Israel, writing from Jerusalem, with a J Street delegation of lay leaders, students and staff, 16 in all. We will be meeting with political leaders, journalists and members of various peace and human rights organizations. We will be visiting with those injured by the recent round violence and paying condolences to bereaved families. Read More...

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