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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Word on the Street: Difficult Questions and Hard Truths

August 8th, 2014

With the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza at the very moment the cease-fire expired this morning, all of us at J Street feel sick that the fighting is starting up again. How can it be that more people – whether innocent civilians in Gaza or Israeli soldiers – have to die? Why can’t the leaders chart a path that ends this nightmare? Read More...

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Israelis, Palestinians Must Stand for Decency and Sanity Against Forces of Darkness

July 7th, 2014

The shocking and appalling events in Israel and the occupied territories in the past week have shaken the consciences of Israelis and Palestinians of goodwill and all those around the world who care about peace in the Middle East. And now, with dozens of rockets being fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and villages in the south, the chances of a serious military escalation are very real. Now is the time to end incitement and take a firm stance against racism, hatred and intolerance. Neither side can afford any longer to turn a blind eye to the extremists within their midst. Read More...

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