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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J Street and J Street U Statement on the Upcoming Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at UPenn

January 12th, 2012

The announcement that a conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) will be held in February on the campus of UPENN has been met with a great deal of concern by organizations and members of the Jewish community. We share the strong opposition expressed by many of our colleagues in the organized Jewish community to the BDS movement and are similarly concerned about the implications of the upcoming conference at UPENN. Read More...

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J Street calls Givat Hamatos plans 'Not just bad faith, but bad policy'

October 14th, 2011

J Street is baffled by the announcement that plans are moving forward to construct Givat Hamatos—the first new Jewish neighborhood to be built in East Jerusalem since Har Homa in 1997. Read More...

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J Street Disappointed By UN Events, Looks to Quartet for Diplomatic Progress

September 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON —J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the speeches of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations today, as well as to the just released statement by the Middle East Quartet. Read More...

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