U.S. Jews Should Heed Top Israeli Soldiers Who Oppose Bombing Iran

June 1st, 2009

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The Only Israel Boycott That's Actually Working

June 1st, 2009

by Bradley Burston. Huffington Post, February 6, 2012 Read More...

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When Talk of War Transcends Idle Chatter

June 1st, 2009

Ethan Bronner. The New York Times, February 5, 2012 Read More...

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Trading Threats With Iran

June 1st, 2009

editorial. The New York Times, February 3, 2012 Read More...

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J Street responds to Hosni's candidacy for UNESCO Director-General

May 28th, 2009

J Street expresses its deep concern over the possible appointment of Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni as UNESCO Director-General. Mr. Hosni’s hateful comments last year, pledging to burn Israeli books in Egyptian libraries, run directly counter to UNESCO’s stated mission of promoting international cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. Read More...

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Freeze means freeze

May 28th, 2009

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of a full settlement freeze, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that President Obama "wants to see a stop to settlements - not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions." Amen. A freeze means a freeze. This is exactly the sort of leadership we need from the President and Secretary of State if we are going to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - the only way to truly secure Israel's future as a Jewish, democratic homeland. You can bet the Obama Administration is already hearing from hawkish voices on Israel - urging him to make exceptions, allow for more settlement growth, and to go slow. We've got to make sure the President knows pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans support his strong line on settlements, for both Israel's and America's sake and security. Send a message to the President here in support of his "Freeze means Freeze" approach to Israeli settlements. Read More...

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J Street calls on American Jews, PM, Knesset to stand against discriminatory legislation

May 27th, 2009

Update: J Street welcomes the Israeli ministerial legislative committee's rejection of Yisrael Beiteinu's loyalty oath bill, as well as the Cabinet's amendment of a bill to prohibit any government funds from being used for events marking the "Nakba" (rather than banning commemorations altogether). As other legislative proposals aimed at limiting the civil and democratic rights of Israel's citizens come under consideration, we hope that Israeli lawmakers will stand up for their country's democratic and Jewish values. Read More...

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J Street responds to Netanyahu's comments on settlement expansion

May 26th, 2009

J Street is deeply dismayed by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks Sunday in which he rejected both a full settlement freeze in the West Bank and limitations on Israeli expansion in disputed areas of Jerusalem. Just last week, the Prime Minister heard clearly from President Barack Obama and from other American political leaders that settlement construction and expansion must end. Read More...

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