New “holds” on Palestinian aid again undermine Israel’s security

June 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams issued the following statement concerning “holds” placed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on FY2012 funds for US training of Palestinian security forces, and Palestinian civil society and humanitarian projects benefiting Israel’s security: Read More...

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Israel hands over remains of 91 Palestinian militants in effort to renew peace talks

June 2nd, 2012

J Street welcomes news that the Israeli government has returned the remains of 91 militants who were killed in perpetrating attacks on Israel. While a deeply humane gesture, this is, no doubt, difficult for the many Israelis whose lives were affected by these terrorist attacks. Read More...

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Representative Joe Walsh has crossed the line

May 7th, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh’s (R-IL) call in a Washington Times op-ed Friday endorsing a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – a “contiguous Israeli state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea” – is nothing short of a call for an end to Israel as the democratic home of the Jewish people. Read More...

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Refugees

May 1st, 2012

The refugee issue should be negotiated and resolved as part of an agreement between official Israeli and Palestinian authorities and endorsed by both peoples. J Street would support the approach outlined in commonly accepted models of a two-state solution under which the vast majority of refugees would be resettled outside the internationally recognized borders of Israel, while receiving compensation. Read More...

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J Street position on Palestinian application for full UN membership

May 1st, 2012

J Street opposed the 2011 Palestinian Statehood bid at the United Nations. Read More...

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