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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Word on the Street: A speech without a strategy

March 3rd, 2015

As expected, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a rousing speech to Congress, rich in historic imagery and replete with literary references. Yet a speech filled with powerful words is no substitute for a strategy for actually preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon – and this was a speech without a strategy. Read More...

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Word on the Street: The proper way forward

November 19th, 2014

How are we in the pro-peace community to respond to such an outrage, and to the wave of violence, hatred and incitement sweeping Jerusalem? There is a proper way – and an improper way. Read More...

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Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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