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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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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