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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Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian talks - UPDATED

January 26th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the apparent failure of the latest round of Jordanian sponsored talks between Israel and the PLO: “J Street is gravely concerned by the apparent failure of the latest round of Jordanian-sponsored talks between Israel and the PLO. While no one had high expectations for these talks, no one should take satisfaction in seeing predicted failure come to pass. The interests at stake – for Israel, the Palestinians, Jordan, the US and the Quartet—are too serious and the consequences of failure too dire. Read More...

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We can't just sit this one out

January 19th, 2012

“Maybe we should just sit this round out.” That’s what a long-time supporter of two states said to me the other day questioning whether, with all the upheaval in the Middle East, now is really the time for Israel to pursue a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Underlying the question is the assumption that if the risks of pursuing two states seem too great, maybe it’s better to just accept the status quo. Read More...

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