J Street Applauds Record Aid Appropriations to Israel

December 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami applauded the inclusion of $3.075 billion in aid to Israel in the government spending bill for FY2012. “The decision to provide a record $3.075 billion to Israel this coming year is an important affirmation that a strong and vibrant US-Israel relationship based on shared values and goals is a core American interest,” said J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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J Street Seriously Concerned about Lebanese Rocket Attack

November 29th, 2011

J Street is seriously concerned about the Lebanese rocket attack on northern Israel today, which constitutes a clear violation of the 2006 ceasefire agreement. We stand unequivocally behind Israel’s right to defend its borders, as it did in immediate response this morning. Read More...

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Emergency Committee for Israel Is Bad for Israel

October 24th, 2011

Mainstream American Jewish Groups, Israeli Government Leaders Reject Efforts to Make Support of Israel a Partisan Wedge Issue Taken by itself, the Emergency Committee for Israel’s (ECI) founding board member Rachel Abrams’ blog post on the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was inappropriate and wrong. Read More...

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J Street Calls on ECI to Cut Ties With Rachel Abrams

October 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement today in response to a recent blog post by Emergency Campaign for Israel (ECI) board member Rachel Abrams in which she calls for the slaughter of Palestinians, including children. 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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