J Street Calls for Stronger American Engagement to Stop Provocative Actions in Jerusalem

December 4th, 2009

J Street is deeply concerned about increasing tension in Jerusalem and provocative actions being taken by the Israeli government and settler groups there that threaten prospects for agreement on the city's status and borders as part of a negotiated two-state solution. Read More...


J Street Reacts to Israeli Settlement Announcement

November 25th, 2009

J Street shares the Obama administration's hope that today's announcement by the Israeli government on settlement construction will allow a focus in the coming months on establishing a two-state solution and advancing toward comprehensive Israeli-Arab peace. Senator Mitchell is correct to note that in halting some settlement construction for a limited time, this Israeli government has taken a step forward. However, this is not the full settlement freeze called for by the United States and does not address the deteriorating situation in East Jerusalem. Read More...


Watch: J Street on CNN

November 24th, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, appeared on CNN with the American Jewish Committee's David Harris to discuss the U.S. Government's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Read More...


Don't let Sarah Palin speak for you on Israel

November 23rd, 2009

Who will speak for American Jews and other friends of Israel in Washington in 2010 and beyond? Will it be Sarah Palin, who recently said West Bank settlements "should be allowed to be expanded upon" because Jews would be "flocking to Israel" in the days to come? [1] Will it be prominent Jewish leader Abe Foxman, who called Palin's recent pro-settlement comments "clear and well-intentioned" and said it was the "height of chutzpah" to say Palin's positions endanger a Jewish, democratic Israel? [2] Or will it be us - JStreetPAC and the pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates we support? JStreetPAC is answering this question right now with a statement of our movement's power -- before Foxman and Palin answer it for us. We're raising money for JStreetPAC this week to help elect pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates in 2010. We'll distribute the money we raise to JStreetPAC endorsed candidates that really need our support. Please consider chipping in here. Read More...


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...