J Street Supports Secretary Kerry's Strong Call for American Jewish Support for Two States

June 3rd, 2013

J Street urges American Jews to heed Secretary of State John Kerry’s powerful call to get behind peace efforts and work urgently to secure Israel’s future and democracy through a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Supports United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013; Opposes Senate Visa Waiver Provision

April 15th, 2013

J Street does not support the version of the legislation introduced in the Senate (S.462) for the sole reason that the Senate version would amend the visa waiver program to exempt Israel (and only Israel) from the key requirement that countries participating in the program ensure that reciprocal travel privileges are extended to all United States citizens. J Street is deeply concerned that this provision would-- and appears expressly intended to -- codify in US law an acceptance of Israel's reportedly frequent denial of entry to US citizens of Palestinian, Arab or Muslim origin seeking to lawfully enter Israel or Israeli-controlled territory, often without explanation. Read More...

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Kerry Confirmation a Promising Sign for Those Urging US Leadership on a Two-State Solution

January 29th, 2013

J Street welcomes the vote and is encouraged by the Secretary's statements during his confirmation hearing and elsewhere that Israeli-Palestinian peace is among the top items on his agenda. Reaching a two-state solution in the next few years is the only way to guarantee Israel’s survival as a secure, democratic homeland of the Jewish people.

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John Kerry an Excellent Choice for State

December 21st, 2012

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator for 38 years, Kerry’s deep knowledge of the Middle East and strong belief in the power of US diplomacy make him exceptionally qualified to spearhead President Obama’s second term foreign policy agenda. Kerry would be well positioned to play a leading role as President Obama moves to revive peace efforts aimed at achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Ahead of her visit to Israel, J Street asks Secretary Clinton to oppose the Levy Committee report

July 12th, 2012

Secretary Clinton is headed to Israel next week, and ahead of her visit almost 10,000 J Street supporters have asked her to convey strong US opposition to the Levy Committee report declaring illegal outposts legal. Read More...

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