J Street Welcomes Appointment of Susan Rice and Nomination of Samantha Power

June 5th, 2013

J Street welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and the nomination of Samantha Power to succeed Rice as permanent representative to the United Nations. Read More...

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An Open Letter to the American Jewish Community

June 5th, 2013

It is time to speak out from the pulpit, in our communities, to our rabbis, to our politicians and to our friends in Israel: American Jews support a two-state solution for the sake of Israel's peace and security and we will stand behind Israel and the US as they make the hard choices now. Read More...

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J Street Supports Secretary Kerry's Strong Call for American Jewish Support for Two States

June 3rd, 2013

J Street urges American Jews to heed Secretary of State John Kerry’s powerful call to get behind peace efforts and work urgently to secure Israel’s future and democracy through a two-state solution. Read More...

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On the Passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg

June 3rd, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey at the age of 89 and extend our condolences to his family, friends and staff. Read More...

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House Resolution 238 Promotes Two-State Solution

May 30th, 2013

The resolution commends the Obama Administration's commitment to Israel's survival and security, as well as the administration's moves to initiate a new diplomatic effort to achieve a two-state solution. The legislation also calls upon the parties to the conflict and the international community to take concrete steps to bolster the prospects for peace, including by combating anti-Israel terror and efforts to deny the deep historical, cultural, and spiritual connection of the Jewish people to Israel. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Fatal Stabbing of Israeli in West Bank, Concerned by Upsurge in Violence

April 30th, 2013

J Street condemns the murder Tuesday of an Israeli man in the West Bank and calls on the authorities to uphold law and order and prevent revenge actions by settlers on Palestinians and their property. Read More...

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Reports Syria Used Chemical Weapons Deeply Worrying

April 26th, 2013

Reports from US and Israeli officials suggesting that the Assad regime may have used chemical weapons against civilians show that the brutal civil war in Syria, which has already taken over 70,000 lives, may be entering a new and even more dangerous phase. Read More...

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Israeli-Palestinian Agreement on UNESCO Encouraging

April 24th, 2013

J Street welcomes the agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority brokered by the international community that will allow UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, to resume its work in Jerusalem, as a small but encouraging step forward. Read More...

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