The Greatest Threat Below The Fold

August 24th, 2012

But in the West Bank, the drums are beating for another threat - an existential threat - and many of Israel’s leaders and supporters seem to be in denial. It’s the same headline every day, buried below the fold: more news that Israeli settlements and Israeli control over the West Bank are expanding. Read More...

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What Happened to Us and What is Happening to Our Kids?

August 20th, 2012

Late last week dozens of Jewish teenagers set upon three Palestinian teenagers in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, shouting “Death to Arabs.” The mob beat the Palestinians, one of them nearly to death. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Peaceful Evacuation of 5 Buildings in Ulpana

June 27th, 2012

We welcome the news of yesterday's peaceful evacuation of five buildings in accord with the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling that they were built illegally on private Palestinian land. Read More...

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J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami Responds to Ulpana Evacuation and West Bank Settlement Announcements

June 7th, 2012

This week saw several important developments—some positive, others deeply troubling— regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Read More...

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Settlements

May 1st, 2012

Israel’s settlements in the occupied territories have, for over forty years, been an obstacle to peace. They have drained Israel’s economy, military, and democracy and eroded the country’s ability to uphold the rule of law. Read More...

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