Tell Your Representative: Support Obama's Bold Leadership in the Mideast

May 13th, 2009

President Obama is getting ready to set his course for achieving real peace and security in the Middle East. But some are telling the President to go slow and take a hands-off approach to negotiations, rather than taking the immediate action needed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts.  This Administration's first year is crucial to promoting peace in the region - and the President needs to know that he has strong support in Congress if he chooses a path of leadership and real action. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Charles Boustany (R-LA), and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) have authored a bipartisan letter backing President Obama's strong leadership in pursuit of the two-state solution and a regional comprehensive peace.   Click here to take action and ask your Representative to sign the Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter supporting Obama's bold leadership in the Mideast. Read More...



May 8th, 2009


J Street statement on Palestinian aid, unity government

May 7th, 2009

J Street applauds the House Appropriations Committee for fully funding the President's request for aid for Gaza and the Palestinians and for allowing that aid to go to a possible Palestinian unity government. J Street, along with sixty-nine percent of American Jews, believes that the United States should work with a unity government that reconciles the various factions in Palestinian society. Read More...


J Street reiterates support for Palestinian aid package

May 6th, 2009

J Street reiterates its strong support for the $865 million Palestinian aid package included in the FY2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill. Read More...


Defend President Obama from Newt Gingrich's Attacks

May 4th, 2009

Newt Gingrich attacked President Barack Obama's policies in the Middle East, promoted military action against Iran, and assailed diplomatic engagement as weakness at this month's AIPAC conference -- to thunderous applause, according to JTA News Service. Gingrich also told The Jerusalem Post that the President's policy with Israel and Iran was a "fantasy" and that Obama was "endangering Israel" by trying to work toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...