US Must Put Forward Public Parameters to Prevent Israel’s Isolation or Sanction

September 18th, 2014

J Street strongly believes the time has come for the United States to put forward its own plan – clear parameters for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More...

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J Street Calls for Stronger American Response to Israeli Settlement Expansion

June 6th, 2014

J Street strongly opposes the Government of Israel’s decision to move ahead with 3,300 new housing units in the West Bank. Not just this announcement – but the ongoing program of expanding Israeli settlement beyond the Green Line – demands a stern US response that goes beyond routine statements of disapproval. Read More...

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Reflections on the Release of Palestinian Prisoners

October 30th, 2013

Even the firmest supporters of a two state solution to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians could be forgiven for holding their noses when reading about today’s release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, all of whom had been convicted or murdering Israelis. Read More...

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Israel’s New Funding for Settlements Hurts Chances for Peace

August 5th, 2013

An Israeli cabinet decision to increase the number of West Bank settlements eligible for state benefits is a badly-timed blow to the newly-resumed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Read More...

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Decision Time

June 24th, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed back to the Middle East this week – his fifth trip in four months – to jumpstart diplomacy to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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