Watch: J Street on CNN

November 24th, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, appeared on CNN with the American Jewish Committee's David Harris to discuss the U.S. Government's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Read More...


Don't let Sarah Palin speak for you on Israel

November 23rd, 2009

Who will speak for American Jews and other friends of Israel in Washington in 2010 and beyond? Will it be Sarah Palin, who recently said West Bank settlements "should be allowed to be expanded upon" because Jews would be "flocking to Israel" in the days to come? [1] Will it be prominent Jewish leader Abe Foxman, who called Palin's recent pro-settlement comments "clear and well-intentioned" and said it was the "height of chutzpah" to say Palin's positions endanger a Jewish, democratic Israel? [2] Or will it be us - JStreetPAC and the pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates we support? JStreetPAC is answering this question right now with a statement of our movement's power -- before Foxman and Palin answer it for us. We're raising money for JStreetPAC this week to help elect pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates in 2010. We'll distribute the money we raise to JStreetPAC endorsed candidates that really need our support. Please consider chipping in here. Read More...


Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to Abe Foxman's Palin comments

November 20th, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, sent the following letter to Abe Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League, in response to Foxman's recent comments to the JTA News Service. Read More...


J Street responds to Sarah Palin's comments on settlements

November 18th, 2009

J Street rejects Sarah Palin's comments attacking President Obama's sensible policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank yesterday during an ABC News interview with Barbara Walters. Read More...


J Street Statement on Approval of New Gilo Construction

November 17th, 2009

J Street shares the White House’s dismay at the approval by the Jerusalem Planning Committee of 900 new housing units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Read More...


Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to Thomas Friedman

November 12th, 2009

Check out Jeremy's letter to the editor in response to Friedman's recent column on the prospects for peace. Read More...


J Street responds to Emanuel, Netanyahu remarks at GA

November 10th, 2009

J Street applauds White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's strong remarks this morning at the General Assembly, underscoring the Obama administration's continued commitment to end the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts peacefully and diplomatically, as well as to the unbreakable US-Israel relationship. A strong US-Israel relationship means not only working to ensure Israel's security in the short-term, but also working to achieve a two-state solution that is essential to Israel's long-term security and future. Read More...


Statement on Israeli Interception of Arms Ship in Mediterranean

November 5th, 2009

Yesterday's interception by the Israeli navy of a ship carrying weapons, believed to be intended for Hezbollah and sent by Iran, underscores the very real security threats Israel faces on a daily basis. It highlights, as well, the need for vigorous efforts by Israel, the United States, and the international community to combat weapons smuggling in the region - which J Street firmly supports. Read More...