J Street Reacts to Violence In, Around Israel

May 15th, 2011

In reaction to violence in and around Israel today, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami calls on Palestinian leaders and the Israeli government to minimize further violence and casualties, and for President Obama to put forward a concrete set of ideas for breaking the present diplomatic impasse. Read More...

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Statement on Yom Ha-Zikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 9th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement as those in Israel mourn the fallen on Yom Ha-Zikaron (Israeli Remembrance Day), and begin to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day): Read More...

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Response to Announcement of Knesset Debate on J Street

March 11th, 2011

The fact that the Knesset should be debating the acceptability of J Street's views at all does and should concern many who care about the state of Israel's democracy. We, however, will engage proudly in this committee meeting and take this as a welcome opportunity to introduce J Street in Israel, and to call Israeli public attention to the risk posed to relations with American Jews by the growing strength of extreme and anti-democratic forces in Israeli politics and their efforts to stifle debate. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Daniel Shapiro's Nomination as Next U.S. Ambassador to Israel

March 10th, 2011

Daniel Shapiro's long-standing commitment to achieving a two-state resolution of the conflict and deep knowledge of the region is unmatched, and he will be an invaluable asset to American diplomacy in the Middle East. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Jordanian Minister Mjali’s Call to Release Murderer

February 17th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement after Jordan’s new Justice Minister Hussein Mjali called for the release of Ahmad Dakamseh. Read More...

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