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...


Statement on Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Mideast Peace Process

November 2nd, 2009

J Street reiterates its strong support for President Barack Obama's commitment to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution and comprehensive regional peace during his first term in office - and for his belief that all parties have obligations to fulfill if we are to reach a resolution. Read More...


Statement on J Street Position on Goldstone Report and H. Res. 867

October 30th, 2009

We are not urging members of Congress to oppose H. Res. 867. We are urging thoughtful amendment of the Resolution before passage to bring it in line with the principles we articulate in our statement on the legislation. Read More...