J Street Condemns Rocket Bombardment from Gaza

March 12th, 2014

J Street condemns the ongoing rocket bombardment of Israel from the Gaza Strip--the largest attack on Israel in over a year. We support Israel's right to defend the security of its citizens and its legitimate right to self defense. Our thoughts are with the residents of southern Israel who are once again the targets of rockets. Read More...

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Enough of silence

November 18th, 2012

With rockets flying and bombs falling, our hearts and prayers go out to all impacted by this latest violence. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Those suffering from injury and trauma. Those huddled in shelters, homes and schools dreading the next blast or siren. Read More...

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Reaction to escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza

November 15th, 2012

J Street stands with Israel and its right to defend itself from all threats to its people and territory. Our sympathies go out to the Israeli victims and families caught in the violence. We reiterate our call on Hamas to immediately cease rocket attacks on Israel and to ensure that other groups in Gaza desist as well. Read More...

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J Street Response to Gaza Rocket Attacks

October 24th, 2012

J Street condemns the recent surge in rocket attacks launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Our thoughts go out to the five civilians injured in these attacks and to Captain Ziv Shilon who was wounded by a roadside bombing on Tuesday. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Iron Dome Support Act

April 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams today issued the following statement in support of the Iron Dome Support Act (S.2325 and H.R.4229): “J Street strongly supports passage of the Iron Dome Support Act. Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rocket defense system is essential to protecting Israeli civilians from rocket attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other militant groups. Maintaining and expanding this project will help save lives and improve the quality of life of civilians, particularly in the South of Israel, who have lived under a cloud of fear of rocket attacks for too long. Read More...

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