Israeli Decision to Suspend Talks is Premature

April 24th, 2014

J Street believes the Israeli government’s decision to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians over the preliminary reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas is premature. Read More...

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Are Arab-Israeli Relations Ready to Come out of the Closet?

December 9th, 2013

It was something we only expected to see in science fiction movies--Israeli and Arab leaders overcoming old grudges to tackle their security challenges together. But two weeks after Tom Friedman teased it in his New York Times column, the truth started to leak out: broadcasting from his office in Jerusalem, President Shimon Peres made an unprecedented appearance at the Gulf States Security Summit last month in Abu Dhabi. Read More...

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Why the two-state solution is important for all Americans

December 6th, 2013

Most Americans are concerned about the economy, the Affordable Care Act, the nuclear ambitions of Iran, and global warming --- the Israel-Palestine conflict does not make the top ten list. But allow me to suggest that resolving the conflict deserves the high priority that Secretary of State John Kerry has given it, and that Americans of many persuasions should speak out in support of Kerry’s efforts. Read More...

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Dragon of Israeli Right-Wing Incitement May be Stirring Again

October 31st, 2013

In the run-up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Nov. 4 1995, the country was witness to a vicious campaign of ultra-nationalist incitement against him and his government, given religious justification by some rabbis and abetted by senior opposition leaders including Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More...

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Reflections on the Release of Palestinian Prisoners

October 30th, 2013

Even the firmest supporters of a two state solution to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians could be forgiven for holding their noses when reading about today’s release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, all of whom had been convicted or murdering Israelis. Read More...

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