Are Arab-Israeli Relations Ready to Come out of the Closet?

December 9th, 2013

It was something we only expected to see in science fiction movies--Israeli and Arab leaders overcoming old grudges to tackle their security challenges together. But two weeks after Tom Friedman teased it in his New York Times column, the truth started to leak out: broadcasting from his office in Jerusalem, President Shimon Peres made an unprecedented appearance at the Gulf States Security Summit last month in Abu Dhabi. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates President Peres on his 90th Birthday

June 18th, 2013

We wish President Peres a very happy birthday and the warmest wishes upon reaching this joyous milestone. Through tragedy and war, transformation and achievement, Peres’s leadership has inspired generations of Israelis and American Jews to strive to build an Israel that is truly a “light unto nations.” In service to his country, he is is the living embodiment of tzedek, tzedek, tirdof, “justice, justice thou shalt pursue.” And he has never ceased advocating for peace, nor lost confidence that Israel will know true security in his lifetime. Read More...

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An Open Letter to the American Jewish Community

June 5th, 2013

It is time to speak out from the pulpit, in our communities, to our rabbis, to our politicians and to our friends in Israel: American Jews support a two-state solution for the sake of Israel's peace and security and we will stand behind Israel and the US as they make the hard choices now. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Israeli President Peres on Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

June 13th, 2012

J Street proudly congratulates Israeli President Shimon Peres on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, an honor rarely extended to world leaders. Read More...

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J Street Leaders Bring Message of Urgency to Israel in Call for a Two-State Solution

May 1st, 2011

Delegation meeting with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents, other top political leaders JERUSALEM-- J Street national leaders are arriving in Israel for meetings this week with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, Leader of the Opposition Tzipi Livni, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and others. Read More...

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