J Street On The UN

September 8th, 2011

With the pending approach of the Palestinians to the United Nations for membership this September, J Street has just issued a policy paper which urges the continuation of serious diplomatic efforts by the United States and the international community to avert a showdown, calls on the Palestinians to defer their application, and supports the United States’ declared intention to veto the application at the Security Council. J Street also issued an open letter calling on the American Jewish community to shift the energy it is putting into defeating the Palestinian initiative at the UN into promoting the urgency of a two-state resolution to the conflict. In an email to the J Street community today, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami reaffirmed the movement’s deep commitment to a Palestinian state – because it is so vital to Israel’s security, democratic character and Jewish nature to achieve a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Opposes Ad Campaign Calling for Cuts to Israeli Military Aid

September 7th, 2011

J Street profoundly disagrees with advertisements appearing on public transit around the country calling for cuts in U.S. military aid to Israel. Read More...

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Members of Congress Should Visit Settlement Construction Sites, Observe First-Hand Damage Done to Two-State Prospects

August 16th, 2011

J Street strongly opposes the Israeli government’s announcement of new housing development in the outlying settlement of Ariel. In calling the new housing “unhelpful” or “counterproductive,” the Obama administration is understating the enormous damage that daily announcements of new settlement construction are doing to the chances for a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Condems Rocketing of Beersheva

August 16th, 2011

J Street condemns the firing of the Palestinian rocket at Beersheva Monday night and stands squarely behind Israel’s right to defend its citizens against attack. Read More...

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