J Street Praises Ambassador Indyk's Work for Peace

June 27th, 2014

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Ambassador Martin Indyk’s resignation from the State Department. Read More...

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J Street Commends US Decision to Continue to do Business with Palestinian Government

June 3rd, 2014

J Street applauds the decision by the United States to maintain ties with the new Palestinian government while monitoring its actions going forward as a sensible move that serves to bolster stability and security to the benefit of all people in the region. Read More...

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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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