Changes at J Street

April 6th, 2011

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce that two of J Street's staff who have been with the organization since its very beginning are now moving on to new positions elsewhere – Isaac Luria and Amy Spitalnick. Isaac has been the voice and spirit of our online advocacy since even before our launch in 2008 when he lived in Jerusalem, and Amy has been the primary face of the organization to the media since the fall of 2008. Read More...

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Statement on New Israeli Construction in West Bank & East Jerusalem

April 5th, 2011

Unilateral moves such as continued settlement expansion only undermine the prospects of a two-state solution and jeopardize Israel's future as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Israeli Peace Initiative

April 5th, 2011

J Street is pleased to welcome the introduction of the Israeli Peace Initiative, spearheaded by a number of Israel's prominent former security and military leaders. The initiative - rooted in two decades of negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians - sets forth a clear vision for two states and, in conjunction with the Arab Peace Initiative, provides a strong basis to negotiate a regional, comprehensive peace agreement. Read More...

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J Street Responds to Judge Goldstone's Washington Post Op-Ed

April 4th, 2011

J Street welcomes Judge Richard Goldstone's op-ed in The Washington Post this weekend and his conclusion, based on evidence from Israel’s investigations into allegations of misconduct in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, that "civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy." Read More...

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Tell Obama: Go to Jerusalem

March 31st, 2011

J Street is calling on President Obama to visit Jerusalem in the coming months with a new diplomatic initiative that leads to a two-state solution and averts a September UN vote that will cause even deeper international isolation for Israel without solving the conflict. Read More...

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Statement on Jerusalem Bus Bombing

March 23rd, 2011

J Street condemns in the strongest possible terms today's attack in Jerusalem, as well as the increase in rocket attacks on the south of Israel. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and to the people of Israel who in recent days are experiencing once again an increase in terror and violence. Read More...

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J Street at Knesset: Don't Push Away Your Friends

March 23rd, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and Board Chair Davidi Gilo addressed an unprecedented Knesset committee meeting convened to look into the question of whether the American organization is sufficiently "committed" to Israel. He called on the Israeli Government to accept the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies or risk alienating a significant part of American Jewry. A number of current and former members of Knesset strongly defended J Street. Read More...

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Tell Israeli PM Netanyahu: Treat J Street & the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies

March 21st, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and J Street Board Chair Davidi Gilo are in Israel this week to participate in a Knesset committee debate into whether J Street deserves to carry the tagline “pro-Israel.” [1] In advance of the committee hearing, J Street members are calling on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to treat the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies. Read More...

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