Word On The Street: Failures of leadership

October 2nd, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have both spoken many times before at the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly – but the gulf between them has rarely seemed as wide as it did this year. Read More...

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Word on the Street: Living by our values

September 27th, 2015

Many of you are no doubt still in a reflective mood following the High Holidays. I hope the holidays gave you time and space to contemplate. The challenge from my rabbis was to consider how to live throughout the year by the standards we establish for ourselves when we have time for introspection. Read More...

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5776: A New Year for J Street

September 13th, 2015

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur come as a welcome relief this year after a stormy summer in which American Jews found ourselves so bitterly split over the Iran nuclear agreement. Read More...

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Word on the Street: I’m all in, a true believer in J Street

May 15th, 2015

Last weekend, I returned from Israel as part of J Street’s latest congressional delegation after five intense, exhausting but truly rewarding days. I was one of 15 J Street leaders who joined five members of Congress for meetings with Israeli, Palestinian and American officials, experts and activists. We met with Israeli lawmakers from five political parties including Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni and Joint List leader Ayman Udeh who spoke movingly that "the fight for equality is a fight for the future of my country." Read More...

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Why J Street is Fighting to Give Iran Deal a Chance

April 7th, 2015

We set up J Street as a pro-Israel voice in the national debate over Israel and the Middle East arguing that American and Israeli security can be enhanced through diplomatic resolution of regional conflicts and that win-win solutions to even the thorniest conflicts can be negotiated. Read More...

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