J Street Welcomes Ambassador's Call to Congress to Remove Holds on Palestinian Aid

December 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Ambassador of Israel to the United States Michael Oren’s recent statement supporting the removal of the Congressional hold on Palestinian aid. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Inclusion of Palestinian Aid in Appropriations Package

December 15th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street welcomes the inclusion of language providing for continued US assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the FY2012 appropriations package introduced yesterday in the House. “Given how US assistance to the PA has always flowed through a labyrinth of conditions and waivers, this is a promising outcome for those seeking to address the complex security challenges facing Israel and who are willing to take meaningful actions to strengthen our ally,” said Dylan Williams, J Street’s Director of Government Affairs. Read More...

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Statement by Jeremy Ben-Ami on Newt Gingrich Remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

December 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent remarks about the Palestinians. “Newt Gingrich’s comments about the Palestinian people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are ill-informed, irresponsible and frightening. Read More...

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Celebrating small victories, recognizing large challenges

December 6th, 2011

These are challenging times for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as we fight battles on multiple fronts to promote Israel’s security, democracy, and values. But even in hard times, we have to celebrate the victories – those moments when our voices are heard and dangerous trends are even temporarily reversed. To that end, a quick note highlighting four moves in the right direction: Read More...

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