Change in Settlement College Status is Not About Education, but About Ending Chances for a Two-State Solution

July 20th, 2012

J Street expresses profound concern over yesterday's recommendation by the Judea and Samaria Council for Higher Education to upgrade the status of Ariel College to a university. Read More...

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Levy Committee Recommendations Disastrous for Prospects of Two-State Solution

July 9th, 2012

Jeffrey Goldberg hit the nail on the head this morning in his assessment that adopting the recommendation of the Levy Committee would “spell the end of Israel as a Jewish-majority democracy, but that the right seems more enamored of land-ownership than it does of such antiquated notions of, you know, Zionism. 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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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

May 1st, 2012

J Street strongly opposes views and positions such as those captured at the Palestinian BDS National Committee’s website, www.bdsmovement.net. As laid out in that site, the BDS movement fails to explicitly to recognize Israel’s right to exist and it ignores or rejects Israel’s role as a national home for the Jewish people. Read More...

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J Street Responds to Santorum’s Comments on West Bank

January 6th, 2012

WASHINGTON—In response to Senator Rick Santorum’s comments regarding the status of the West Bank, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement. “The majority of American Jews and Israelis support a two-state solution because it is the only way to ensure that Israel will not have to choose between remaining a democracy or Jewish homeland. Whether by force of ignorance or recklessness, Rick Santorum seems willing to forsake both principles to burnish his ‘pro-Israel’ credentials. Read More...

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