J Street Statement on Moves to Force Closure of the PLO Mission in the United States

November 30th, 2012

J Street expresses grave concern over moves in Congress to force the closure of the diplomatic offices of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in the United States. We urge the President, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to work to ensure that the PLO is permitted to maintain its diplomatic mission to our country. Read More...

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It's Our Time To Lead

November 30th, 2012

In the coming days, weeks, and months we’ll be rolling out actions to the President; to a new Secretary of State; to the House of Representatives and the Senate; and to the American Jewish community and other friends of Israel, urging them to join us in this endeavor. Check out our resource page to see our calls to action. Read More...

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J Street's Position on the Palestinian Bid at the United Nations General Assembly

November 27th, 2012

This coming Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly will overwhelmingly pass a resolution making Palestine a non-member state observer at the UN. Less clear than the outcome of the vote is the meaning of the resolution for chances of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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A ceasefire in Gaza

November 21st, 2012

Amidst hopes, both cautious and fervent that the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza will take hold, we join others in the pro-Israel community in breathing a sigh of relief. Our thoughts are with the Israeli and Palestinian civilians killed, injured and displaced this week, and with those who mourn for and with them. Read More...

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Tel Aviv Bus Bombing Unconscionable Act of Terror, Ceasefire Urgently Needed

November 21st, 2012

We awoke this morning to the terrible news of a bus bombing targeting Israelis in Tel Aviv. We abhor this unconscionable act and pray for a full and quick recovery for those wounded. As we follow ongoing developments, we dread further reports of Israeli and Palestinian civilian casualties and injuries. Read More...

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Enough of silence

November 18th, 2012

With rockets flying and bombs falling, our hearts and prayers go out to all impacted by this latest violence. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Those suffering from injury and trauma. Those huddled in shelters, homes and schools dreading the next blast or siren. Read More...

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Reaction to escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza

November 15th, 2012

J Street stands with Israel and its right to defend itself from all threats to its people and territory. Our sympathies go out to the Israeli victims and families caught in the violence. We reiterate our call on Hamas to immediately cease rocket attacks on Israel and to ensure that other groups in Gaza desist as well. Read More...

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The situation in Gaza

November 12th, 2012

We are watching with grave concern the stepped-up rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel over the weekend, and we call upon the Palestinian factions responsible to cease fire immediately. We are pleased to see reports that such a step may be in the works. The consequences of continuing these attacks could well be another round of violence and conflict that will bring further suffering to both sides. Read More...

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