J Street Statement on the passing of Congressman Donald Payne

March 6th, 2012

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Donald Payne of New Jersey. As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman Payne fought tirelessly to improve the lives of those around the world struggling with poverty, disease and poor access to education. We will remember him as not just a passionate advocate for Israel and Middle East peace, but as someone who exemplified the Jewish virtue of tikkun olam— the call to repair the world. Read More...

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J Street’s Reaction to President Obama’s Position on Iran

March 5th, 2012

Washington -- J Street shares the widely-held view that preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a vital security interest shared by Israel, the United States and the world. Read More...

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Making Sense of the Jewish Vote: New Poll Analysis

March 2nd, 2012

Leading pollster Jim Gerstein, who conducted J Street’s polls of the Jewish community in July 2011, released a memo Friday that concludes there is no danger of President Obama losing a major share of the Jewish vote in 2012. Read More...

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Congresswomen, Philanthropists Travel to Israel, West Bank to Advance Women's Leadership in Resolving Conflict

February 24th, 2012

WASHINGTON—This week, six Congresswomen joined14 leading women philanthropists on a six-day mission (February 18-24) to Israel and the West Bank in order to enrich their understanding of the many factors that shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its prospects for resolution, and to hear firsthand about Israel and the region’s security concerns related to Iran. Read More...

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J Street and J Street U Joint Statement on “Israel Apartheid Week”

February 23rd, 2012

As in past years, J Street and J Street U are dismayed and troubled by the counterproductive rhetoric “Israel Apartheid Week” (IAW) brings to campuses across North America. J Street and J Street U believe that establishing a sovereign Palestine beside a secure Israel, ending the occupation of the Palestinian territories, and ensuring self-determination for the Palestinian people are matters of existential necessity for Israel and the Palestinian people, and of moral urgency more broadly. Read More...

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J Street statement on bombings in India, Georgia

February 13th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned by the bombing of the Israeli diplomatic vehicle that took place today outside the Israeli Embassy in India and by the attempted bombing of another vehicle owned by a staff member of the Israeli Embassy in Georgia. Our thoughts are with the injured and their families, as we pray for their full recovery. J Street calls upon the international community to condemn any violence against the State of Israel, its officials and citizens anywhere in the world. Read More...

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Letter from Rachel Lerner, Vice-President of J Street Education Fund

February 10th, 2012

We have received some inquiries about our recent decision to release a statement of our own in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference that took place at the University of Pennsylvania, and not to sign on to a letter by other Jewish organizations. Below is an excerpt of a letter written by Rachel Lerner, Vice President of the J Street Education Fund, in response to one of these inquiries: Read More...

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