A Letter from our Director of Israel Programs, on commemorating Yom HaZikaron and celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut

April 26th, 2012

I write to you during the transitional hours between Memorial Day and Independence Day; this unique time encapsulates the State of Israel’s past, its present and its future. During these hours, strong emotions mix with heavy thoughts. Unlike any other time, the personal becomes inseparable from the national, proving the depth of the connection between the two. These hours become more difficult for me with every passing year. Read More...

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74 Members of Congress Say Support for a Two-State Solution ‘Inseparable’ from Support for Israel

April 11th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street applauded the 74 Members of Congress who have signed a letter to President Obama affirming that active US leadership toward achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “essential element of the United States’ unbreakable commitment” to Israel. Read More...

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A Reflection on Peter Beinart's New York Times Op-Ed

March 19th, 2012

By Jeremy Ben-Ami Peter Beinart's op-ed in The New York Times this morning will undoubtedly raise more than blood pressure and eyebrows in the Jewish community. It immediately raises pressure on J Street and other organizations over giving a platform to Peter after he has explicitly called for boycotts and other civil protests against Israeli settlements and settlers. Read More...

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Florida House, Senate Pass Troubling Resolutions Regarding Israel

March 12th, 2012

J Street is concerned about nearly identical resolutions regarding Israel that were passed by the Florida House and Senate last week. Read More...

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Congresswomen, Philanthropists Travel to Israel, West Bank to Advance Women's Leadership in Resolving Conflict

February 24th, 2012

WASHINGTON—This week, six Congresswomen joined14 leading women philanthropists on a six-day mission (February 18-24) to Israel and the West Bank in order to enrich their understanding of the many factors that shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its prospects for resolution, and to hear firsthand about Israel and the region’s security concerns related to Iran. Read More...

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