J Street Statement on Eilat Rocket Attack

April 6th, 2012

J Street expresses concern about ongoing violence and terror originating in the Sinai, highlighted by a rocket landing in Eilat early yesterday. Read More...

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J Street Responds to Ongoing Rocket Fire on Southern Israel

March 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to ongoing rocket fire on southern Israel from Palestinian militants in Gaza: Read More...

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Celebrating small victories, recognizing large challenges

December 6th, 2011

These are challenging times for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as we fight battles on multiple fronts to promote Israel’s security, democracy, and values. But even in hard times, we have to celebrate the victories – those moments when our voices are heard and dangerous trends are even temporarily reversed. To that end, a quick note highlighting four moves in the right direction: Read More...

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J Street Gravely Concerned about Israeli Plans to Expand Housing in Gilo

September 27th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the Israeli government’s announcement today of its plans to build 1,100 new housing units in Gilo, a contested Jerusalem neighborhood beyond the Green Line. Read More...

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J Street's Israeli security experts tour

August 1st, 2011

J Street is proud to have sponsored a tour of seven distinguished Israeli security and political experts, including retired IDF Generals and Ambassadors, to the U.S. discuss Israel's security needs and interests. The delegation met with members of President Obama’s administration, members of Congress and at the Pentagon. Israeli Maj. Gen. (ret.) Shlomo Gazit, former Ambassador Alon Pinkas and Brig. Gen. (ret.) Nehamiah Dagan, among the others, spoke about the urgent need for Israel-Palestinian negotiations on a two-state solution to begin in advance of the anticipated UN vote on Palestinian statehood in September. They told the administration, members of Congress and U.S military officials that President Obama’s declaration for a negotiated settlement based on 1967 lines with agreed-upon land swaps was not just defensible, but was a political and military imperative for Israel. Read More...

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