J Street opposes sequestration, would not make an exception for Israel

March 6th, 2013

“The sequestration is bad policy and an abrogation of congressional responsibility. We support US aid to Israel which has been so important in developing important programs like the Iron Dome missile defense system. But American and Israeli interests are best served by rejecting the cuts across the board and not by singling out Israel as an exception,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Secretary Hagel on his confirmation

February 26th, 2013

We congratulate Senator Chuck Hagel who was confirmed today by the Senate to become our nation's next Secretary of Defense - despite an unprecedented smear campaign intended to unjustly blacken his name and damage the presidency of Barack Obama. Read More...

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Concrete Action to Advance Two-State Solution Must Follow State of the Union

February 12th, 2013

We welcome President Obama’s promise “to stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace” in his State of the Union address tonight. It is now more crucial than ever that the president, and all those concerned about Israel's future, focus on helping Israel and the Palestinians reach a two-state agreement because Israel's survival as a secure, democratic homeland of the Jewish people depends on it. Read More...

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J Street Students Reject Attempts to Curb Free Speech on Brooklyn Campus

February 6th, 2013

As the National Student Board of J Street U, the student arm of J Street's pro-Israel pro-peace movement, we reject attempts made by some elected officials and communal leaders to intimidate Judith Butler and Omar Bargouthi from speaking on campus. Read More...

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Obama Trip to Reignite Two State Solution

February 5th, 2013

J Street congratulates President Obama on his decision to visit Israel and hopes his trip will lead to an early resumption of efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Read More...

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EU Should List Hezbollah As Terrorist Group

February 5th, 2013

Following the Bulgarian Government's confirmation that Hezbollah was behind last July's attack on a tour bus which killed five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian driver, J Street on Tuesday reiterated its call on European governments and the European Union to list Hezbollah as a terrorist group without delay. Read More...

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What A Month

February 1st, 2013

January was a busy month at J Street. Here's a brief recap of some highlights in case you missed what we've been doing. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Attack on US Embassy

February 1st, 2013

We condemn today’s terrorist attack at the US Embassy in Ankara. Our hearts go out to those injured or killed in the attack and their loved ones. Read More...

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