Abbas UN Speech Includes Positive Endorsement of Peace with Israel

September 26th, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly included many positive elements, notably a strong commitment to negotiating an end to conflict based on a two-state solution in which a future Palestine would live alongside Israel. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Appointment of Martin Indyk as Special Envoy

July 29th, 2013

Martin Indyk’s appointment to shepherd the resumed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is a positive sign of the seriousness with which the Obama administration is approaching these crucial negotiations. Read More...

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A view from the J Street’s congressional and leadership mission

March 7th, 2013

Today, the unraveling continues and the need for a two-state solution to be implemented is beyond urgent if there is a hope to keep the democratic and Jewish dream of Israel alive. In my first week here, I was privileged to join a J Street congressional and leadership mission for three of their six days in Israel. I want to share some of what I learned in those three full days. Read More...

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Concrete Action to Advance Two-State Solution Must Follow State of the Union

February 12th, 2013

We welcome President Obama’s promise “to stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace” in his State of the Union address tonight. It is now more crucial than ever that the president, and all those concerned about Israel's future, focus on helping Israel and the Palestinians reach a two-state agreement because Israel's survival as a secure, democratic homeland of the Jewish people depends on it. Read More...

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Window of Opportunity

January 25th, 2013

Never underestimate Israel’s ability to surprise. All the polls and pundits ahead of Tuesday’s elections predicted a striking shift to ultra-right wing and religious parties. Instead, the middle-class reasserted its strength, wrenching the political balance of power back slightly to the center. Read More...

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