J Street 2013 National Conference Day 1

September 29th, 2013

Yes, we can love Israel and at the same time fight for peace,” Israeli Justice Minister and chief peace negotiator Tzipi Livni declared to thousands of J Street supporters on opening night. “Those who love Israel must search for peace. Read More...

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Livni Urges J Street to Speak Out

September 28th, 2013

“Yes, we can love Israel and at the same time fight for peace,” Israeli Justice Minister and chief peace negotiator Tzipi Livni declared to thousands of J Street supporters on opening night. “Those who love Israel must search for peace.” Read More...

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J Street Encouraged by Obama-Rouhani Conversation

September 27th, 2013

J Street is encouraged by President Barack Obama's telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - a possible first step on the road to solve the crisis caused by Iran's nuclear program. Read More...

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Abbas UN Speech Includes Positive Endorsement of Peace with Israel

September 26th, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly included many positive elements, notably a strong commitment to negotiating an end to conflict based on a two-state solution in which a future Palestine would live alongside Israel. Read More...

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J Street Determined to Answer President Obama’s UN Challenge

September 24th, 2013

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama has again challenged friends of Israel to get behind his effort to achieve peace with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. J Street welcomes that call and urges other American Jewish organizations to do the same. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Killing of Israeli Soldiers

September 23rd, 2013

We were shocked and saddened this weekend to learn of the killing of two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank--two tragedies in as many days. We condemn these attacks and urge all parties to join us. Read More...

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Oslo, 20 Years Later

September 12th, 2013

In the next month we remember two important milestones in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Tomorrow (Sept 13) marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn. And October 6 is the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

August 29th, 2013

J Street is outraged by, and condemns in the strongest terms, the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against the people of Syria. Read More...

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