Horses and bayonets

October 23rd, 2012

With his rejoinder to Governor Romney's charge of "American weakness" based on the number of ships we have, President Obama memorably highlighted how out-of-date the debate is over what constitutes military strength in the 21st century. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Foreign Policy Presidential Debate

October 22nd, 2012

In tonight's debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney repeatedly stressed their commitment to Israel's security, a commitment we welcome. However, we are disappointed that neither candidate mentioned the most pressing challenge to Israel's survival as a Jewish and democratic homeland: the lack of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Adopting Levy Committee recommendations would be a ‘serious step in the wrong direction’ for Israel

October 18th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned by reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering bringing some of the Levy Committee's recommendations to a ministerial committee for approval. We believe this would be a serious step in the wrong direction for the state of Israel. Read More...

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J Street Demands Apology from Tommy Thompson

October 15th, 2012

Governor Thompson’s desperate charge that Congresswoman Baldwin is somehow anti-Jewish or anti-Israel clearly crosses the line. His ignorance of the facts, and of the Jewish community’s sensitivity to the legacy of anti-Semitism is upsetting and unbecoming of someone aspiring to become a senator. Read More...

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UN-forgettable

September 30th, 2012

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – a lesson Prime Minister Netanyahu and his advisors demonstrated on the world's largest stage this week. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Broad Bipartisan Letters Urging the European Union to Designate Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

September 27th, 2012

J Street applauds the broad bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress for letters urging the European Union to join the United States in designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Read More...

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J Street Response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Address to the United Nations General Assembly

September 27th, 2012

J Street welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly today, warning of the serious threat that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose and recognizing the shared global determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More...

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J Street Response to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Address to the UN General Assembly

September 27th, 2012

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech before the United Nations General Assembly today highlighted the urgency of reaching a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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