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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A view from the J Street’s congressional and leadership mission

March 7th, 2013

Today, the unraveling continues and the need for a two-state solution to be implemented is beyond urgent if there is a hope to keep the democratic and Jewish dream of Israel alive. In my first week here, I was privileged to join a J Street congressional and leadership mission for three of their six days in Israel. I want to share some of what I learned in those three full days. Read More...

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