J Street Welcomes Gaza Cease-Fire

August 5th, 2014

J Street welcomes the 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and strongly urges all parties to observe it scrupulously and extend it into a durable cessation of hostilities. The ceasefire is clearly fragile and all parties must exercise restraint so that it can take hold. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Condemns Horrific Violation of Ceasefire

August 1st, 2014

Street strongly condemns the attack by Hamas this morning in which two Israeli soldiers were killed and 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was abducted. Read More...

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A Letter from Tel Aviv

July 24th, 2014

As an Israeli as well as a peace activist, I have lived a kind of double life for the past few weeks. I have sought ways to voice support for my country and deep admiration for our courageous soldiers in battle while also expressing my compassion for Palestinian civilians, who are paying such an awful price. Read More...

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J Street Supports Kerry's Effort to Broker Ceasefire Agreement

July 21st, 2014

In the face of a mounting and deeply troubling death toll, J Street supports President Obama's decision to send Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to promote ending hostilities between Israel and Hamas. We hope the Secretary will succeed in finding a formula to bring all parties into a ceasefire agreement quickly. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Ground Operation in Gaza

July 18th, 2014

Following the start of last night’s ground operation, our thoughts are with Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians in Gaza and with Israelis living under a storm of rockets. We remain deeply concerned about their safety and by the mounting civilian death toll. We regret that a ceasefire was not reached in advance of this escalation and support one being brokered quickly. Read More...

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