J Street Condemns Settler Violence, Decries Toll on “Israel’s Jewish and Democratic Character”

October 6th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the escalation in violence by West Bank settlers, including the recent attacks on the mosque in Galilee and on the gathering of protesters in Anatot: Read More...

Tags: Incitement Price Tag terrorism

Word on the Street: Time to Lead

September 27th, 2011

Now is not the time for us to step back in despair. It is time for us to step forward to help lead in the American Jewish community. We can and must shift the communal discussion away from an unproductive blame game to a recognition of the urgency of a two-state solution if Israel is to remain both Jewish and democratic. It is time for us to lead in American politics. We have to stop politicians from taking positions that are, in the long-run, counterproductive for Israel and the U.S. while searching for short-term political gain. And it is time for us to lead in the global Jewish community. We must tell our brothers and sisters in Israel the truth: the path that our national homeland is on is unsustainable. Read More...

Tags: American Jewish Community Open Conversation

J Street Gravely Concerned about Israeli Plans to Expand Housing in Gilo

September 27th, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the Israeli government’s announcement today of its plans to build 1,100 new housing units in Gilo, a contested Jerusalem neighborhood beyond the Green Line. Read More...

Tags: borders and security israel Jerusalem peace Settlements

J Street Disappointed By UN Events, Looks to Quartet for Diplomatic Progress

September 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON —J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to the speeches of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations today, as well as to the just released statement by the Middle East Quartet. Read More...

Tags: Abbas israel Quartet two-state solution United Nations US Interests

J Street Responds to President’s UN Address, Urges US Diplomatic Leadership

September 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following response to President Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly this morning Read More...

Tags: israel Obama Palestinians peace talks United Nations

J Street and the UN

September 21st, 2011

For J Street's full policy statement, press release, and open letter to the community as well as a host of resources on the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, click here. Read More...

Tags: American Jewish Community Foreign Aid israel Open Conversation Palestinians peace peace talks United Nations

J Street: Gov Perry Playing a ‘Reckless and Dangerous Game’ with Israel

September 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Perry’s press conference this morning on Israel and the US-Israel relationship: Read More...

Tags: Elections Elections 2012 Foreign Aid Rick Perry two-state solution