Majority of Jewish Americans Support J Street's Views, Not ECI's

October 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON— J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to an article posted today in Washington Jewish Week, “After J Street Declares War, ECI Punches Back.” Read More...

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Response to CUNY Decision to Revoke Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

May 5th, 2011

J Street and J Street U strongly objects to a decision by the City University of New York Board of Trustees to revoke an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner, a decision based purely on his views on Israel. Read More...

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J Street at Knesset: Don't Push Away Your Friends

March 23rd, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and Board Chair Davidi Gilo addressed an unprecedented Knesset committee meeting convened to look into the question of whether the American organization is sufficiently "committed" to Israel. He called on the Israeli Government to accept the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies or risk alienating a significant part of American Jewry. A number of current and former members of Knesset strongly defended J Street. 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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