Congresswomen, Philanthropists Travel to Israel, West Bank to Advance Women's Leadership in Resolving Conflict

February 24th, 2012

WASHINGTON—This week, six Congresswomen joined14 leading women philanthropists on a six-day mission (February 18-24) to Israel and the West Bank in order to enrich their understanding of the many factors that shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its prospects for resolution, and to hear firsthand about Israel and the region’s security concerns related to Iran. Read More...

Tags: israel

Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian talks - UPDATED

January 26th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the apparent failure of the latest round of Jordanian sponsored talks between Israel and the PLO: “J Street is gravely concerned by the apparent failure of the latest round of Jordanian-sponsored talks between Israel and the PLO. While no one had high expectations for these talks, no one should take satisfaction in seeing predicted failure come to pass. The interests at stake – for Israel, the Palestinians, Jordan, the US and the Quartet—are too serious and the consequences of failure too dire. Read More...

Tags: israel

We can't just sit this one out

January 19th, 2012

“Maybe we should just sit this round out.” That’s what a long-time supporter of two states said to me the other day questioning whether, with all the upheaval in the Middle East, now is really the time for Israel to pursue a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Underlying the question is the assumption that if the risks of pursuing two states seem too great, maybe it’s better to just accept the status quo. Read More...

Tags: israel

Observing what’s right and doing what’s just

January 18th, 2012

Below is an excerpt from a speech recently given by Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Jewish Labor Committee and the Retail Wholesale Department Store Union at the JLC Human Rights Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 13th in New York City. "Observing what’s right and doing what’s just." Read More...

Tags: israel

J Street Responds to Israeli, Palestinian Meeting in Amman

January 3rd, 2012

WASHINGTON— J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the meetings between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held in Amman today. “J Street welcomes the news that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held meetings today in Amman, hosted by the Jordanian government and joined by representatives of the Quartet. Read More...

Tags: israel