J Street Commends CUNY Vote to Reverse Decision Revoking Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

May 10th, 2011

The decision by the Board of the City University of New York to grant an honorary degree to Tony Kushner is a victory for all of those in the Jewish community and beyond who cherish freedom of speech and are unwilling to punish people for the content of their political views. Read More...

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Statement on Yom Ha-Zikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 9th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement as those in Israel mourn the fallen on Yom Ha-Zikaron (Israeli Remembrance Day), and begin to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day): Read More...

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J Street Leaders Bring Message of Urgency to Israel in Call for a Two-State Solution

May 1st, 2011

Delegation meeting with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents, other top political leaders JERUSALEM-- J Street national leaders are arriving in Israel for meetings this week with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, Leader of the Opposition Tzipi Livni, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and others. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Speaker Boehner's Invitation to PM Netanyahu

April 14th, 2011

J Street is pleased that the Speaker Boehner has announced his intention to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress during his upcoming visit to the United States in May. We are very hopeful that the Prime Minister will take this opportunity to put forward a proactive, far-reaching proposal for a resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in line with the internationally-accepted parameters for a two-state solution. Read More...

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Changes at J Street

April 6th, 2011

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce that two of J Street's staff who have been with the organization since its very beginning are now moving on to new positions elsewhere – Isaac Luria and Amy Spitalnick. Isaac has been the voice and spirit of our online advocacy since even before our launch in 2008 when he lived in Jerusalem, and Amy has been the primary face of the organization to the media since the fall of 2008. Read More...

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