Tel Aviv Bus Bombing Unconscionable Act of Terror, Ceasefire Urgently Needed

November 21st, 2012

We awoke this morning to the terrible news of a bus bombing targeting Israelis in Tel Aviv. We abhor this unconscionable act and pray for a full and quick recovery for those wounded. As we follow ongoing developments, we dread further reports of Israeli and Palestinian civilian casualties and injuries. Read More...

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Reaction to escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza

November 15th, 2012

J Street stands with Israel and its right to defend itself from all threats to its people and territory. Our sympathies go out to the Israeli victims and families caught in the violence. We reiterate our call on Hamas to immediately cease rocket attacks on Israel and to ensure that other groups in Gaza desist as well. Read More...

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The situation in Gaza

November 12th, 2012

We are watching with grave concern the stepped-up rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel over the weekend, and we call upon the Palestinian factions responsible to cease fire immediately. We are pleased to see reports that such a step may be in the works. The consequences of continuing these attacks could well be another round of violence and conflict that will bring further suffering to both sides. Read More...

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J Street Response to Gaza Rocket Attacks

October 24th, 2012

J Street condemns the recent surge in rocket attacks launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Our thoughts go out to the five civilians injured in these attacks and to Captain Ziv Shilon who was wounded by a roadside bombing on Tuesday. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Today's Attack on the Israel-Egypt Border

September 21st, 2012

J Street was heartbroken to learn of the death of an Israeli solder this morning, killed in a shootout with terrorists attempting to infiltrate the Israel-Egypt border. We strongly condemn this deadly attack, and hope that a day will come when Israel is no longer threatened by terror. We offer our condolences to the soldier’s loved ones and wish a full and speedy recovery to those wounded in this attack. Read More...

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