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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Jewish community leaders speak out on E1 construction

December 12th, 2012

In light of the Israeli governments' recent alarming announcement of their intent to construct 3,000 housing units in the E1 zone between East Jerusalem and Maale Adumim, J Street has joined with Rabbis for Human Rights North America and Americans for Peace Now to mobilize rabbis, cantors and rabbinical and cantorial students, to oppose such actions. Read More...

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J Street's Position on the Palestinian Bid at the United Nations General Assembly

November 27th, 2012

This coming Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly will overwhelmingly pass a resolution making Palestine a non-member state observer at the UN. Less clear than the outcome of the vote is the meaning of the resolution for chances of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Adopting Levy Committee recommendations would be a ‘serious step in the wrong direction’ for Israel

October 18th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned by reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering bringing some of the Levy Committee's recommendations to a ministerial committee for approval. We believe this would be a serious step in the wrong direction for the state of Israel. Read More...

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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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