The Hill's Big Question

December 10th, 2008


Join J Street: Help us get to 100,000 members

December 8th, 2008

Since our launch just eight short months ago, J Street's rapid growth and success has depended on people like you. Join us today, and we'll create a new political voice on Israel and the Middle East together. Click here to share your story of why you're fed up with the status quo when it comes to politics on Israel and the Middle East. Read More...


Tell Obama's team: Make Middle East diplomacy a priority

December 1st, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has just introduced his new foreign policy team and reiterated his determination to chart a new course for American foreign policy, with diplomacy front and center.  The new administration inherits numerous challenges all across the globe - not least in the Middle East. A critical task facing the President-elect's new team will be deciding quickly where to focus limited time and energy. Resolving the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts should be at the top of the list. There is no better way to put the President-elect's vision of new American leadership into action while repairing our image in the world than to engage early and actively in Middle East diplomacy. Will you write to President-elect Obama's incoming national security team right now asking them to prioritize efforts to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace? Click here to send a message to Senator Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General Jim Jones, Susan Rice, and the rest of Obama's national security team. Read More...


JStreetPAC raises $570,000 for 41 candidates in 2008

November 8th, 2008

Eight JStreetPAC Endorsed Candidates pose for a picture. JStreetPAC scored some exciting victories on Election Day, with 33 winning candidates. Nine of our candidates will join Congress in January: Jeff Merkley will represent Oregon in the U.S. Senate, and Gary Peters (MI), Eric Massa (NY), Debbie Halvorson (IL), Dan Maffei (NY), Mary Jo Kilroy (OH), Jared Polis (CO), Chellie Pingree (ME) and Tom Perriello (VA) will join the U.S. House of Representatives. They join 24 incumbent Members who we supported and who won re-election. Together they will provide a strong voice in Congress advocating for peace and diplomacy in the Middle East. Click here to learn more about all of our endorsed candidates from the 2008 cycle. Read More...


American Jews support Obama with 78% of vote

November 5th, 2008

The verdict is in on the politics of fear when it comes to Israel and the Middle East. It didn't work. The overwhelming majority of American Jews chose hope yesterday, giving Barack Obama 78% of the Jewish vote, well ahead of John Kerry's 2004 total.  [1] This is more than an historic electoral victory.  It is our chance to deal a knock-out blow to the politics of fear when it comes to Israel and the Middle East. That's why we're collecting signatures on a letter to President-elect Obama to demonstrate the breadth of his mandate in our community for far-reaching change. Click here to tell President-elect Obama you chose hope over fear. To amplify our message, we ran a full-page ad in The New York Times stating that this election carries a promise of change in America and of hope, peace and security for Israel and the Middle East. Click here to view the ad and sign our letter. Read More...