How the Israeli government gives settlements preferential treatment

April 15th, 2016

This massive investment in the settlements should be of great concern for all those who support a two-state solution. There are dozens of communities in Israel of desperate need of investment and support from the government, which is instead being funnelled to the settlements, entrenching the occupation and putting Israel’s Jewish and democratic future at risk. Read More...

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BLOG: There Was *Really* a Settlement Freeze?

January 27th, 2016

Don’t be too shocked by the latest announcement -- it’s been business as usual in Israel over the last eighteen months. All the more reason to work ever-more urgently to prevent further obstacles to a two-state solution. Read More...

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BLOG: What Happens Next Time There's a Land Grab?

January 22nd, 2016

Yesterday, Israel confirmed reports that it plans to expropriate 380 acres of land in the Jordan Valley. The US condemned the report, and called Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution into question. Palestinians are, justifiably, outraged. Sound familiar? Read More...

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BLOG: Serious Implications of Israel's Brazil Standoff

January 14th, 2016

The standoff between Israel and Brazil over the nomination of a prominent settler leader to become the Israeli ambassador has important implications for the future of Israeli diplomacy and its place in the international community. Read More...

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Condemnation Is Not Enough

July 31st, 2015

J Street condemns yesterday's terrorist attack by Jewish extremists on the Palestinian village of Duma in the West Bank, that left a Palestinian child dead and three faby Jewish extremists on the Palestinian village of Duma in the West Bank, that left a Palestinian infant dead and three family members critically injured. This "price tag" attack is part of a deeply disturbing and ongoing pattern of violence, harassment and intimidation towards Palestinians, rooted in hateful and dangerous rhetoric that has spread in some corners of Israeli society. We're also deeply disheartened by the terrible stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Pride parade. Read More...

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