Hagel will be valued voice of reason in Obama Cabinet

January 7th, 2013

J Street welcomes the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Defense Secretary of the United States and feels confident he will be a great addition to President Obama's cabinet. We look forward to his speedy confirmation by the Senate. Read More...

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J Streets Supports Sen. Hagel, Rebuts Charges Against Him

December 17th, 2012

J Street believes former US Senator Chuck Hagel would be a fine choice as Secretary of Defense and is appalled by efforts surfacing in recent days to question his commitment to the state of Israel and to Middle East peace. Read More...

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Hope

December 16th, 2012

Some say the odds of meaningful presidential action are slim, given the rest of his daunting agenda. That becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if we make it our excuse for not engaging. Read More...

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Jewish community leaders speak out on E1 construction

December 12th, 2012

In light of the Israeli governments' recent alarming announcement of their intent to construct 3,000 housing units in the E1 zone between East Jerusalem and Maale Adumim, J Street has joined with Rabbis for Human Rights North America and Americans for Peace Now to mobilize rabbis, cantors and rabbinical and cantorial students, to oppose such actions. Read More...

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Horses and bayonets

October 23rd, 2012

With his rejoinder to Governor Romney's charge of "American weakness" based on the number of ships we have, President Obama memorably highlighted how out-of-date the debate is over what constitutes military strength in the 21st century. Read More...

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