J Street Applauds Record Aid Appropriations to Israel

December 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami applauded the inclusion of $3.075 billion in aid to Israel in the government spending bill for FY2012. “The decision to provide a record $3.075 billion to Israel this coming year is an important affirmation that a strong and vibrant US-Israel relationship based on shared values and goals is a core American interest,” said J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Inclusion of Palestinian Aid in Appropriations Package

December 15th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street welcomes the inclusion of language providing for continued US assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the FY2012 appropriations package introduced yesterday in the House. “Given how US assistance to the PA has always flowed through a labyrinth of conditions and waivers, this is a promising outcome for those seeking to address the complex security challenges facing Israel and who are willing to take meaningful actions to strengthen our ally,” said Dylan Williams, J Street’s Director of Government Affairs. Read More...

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Statement by Jeremy Ben-Ami on Newt Gingrich Remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

December 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent remarks about the Palestinians. “Newt Gingrich’s comments about the Palestinian people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are ill-informed, irresponsible and frightening. Read More...

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Celebrating small victories, recognizing large challenges

December 6th, 2011

These are challenging times for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as we fight battles on multiple fronts to promote Israel’s security, democracy, and values. But even in hard times, we have to celebrate the victories – those moments when our voices are heard and dangerous trends are even temporarily reversed. To that end, a quick note highlighting four moves in the right direction: Read More...

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J Street Seriously Concerned about Lebanese Rocket Attack

November 29th, 2011

J Street is seriously concerned about the Lebanese rocket attack on northern Israel today, which constitutes a clear violation of the 2006 ceasefire agreement. We stand unequivocally behind Israel’s right to defend its borders, as it did in immediate response this morning. Read More...

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Statement on Kathleen Peratis' visit to Gaza

November 28th, 2011

J Street strongly regrets the recent meetings by its Board member Kathleen Peratis with members of Hamas and the articles that she has written about her visit to Gaza. Read More...

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Now What?

November 4th, 2011

Reports today suggest that the Palestinian application for U.N. membership will fall short of the nine votes needed in the Security Council next week. Read More...

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