Refugees

May 1st, 2012

The refugee issue should be negotiated and resolved as part of an agreement between official Israeli and Palestinian authorities and endorsed by both peoples. J Street would support the approach outlined in commonly accepted models of a two-state solution under which the vast majority of refugees would be resettled outside the internationally recognized borders of Israel, while receiving compensation. Read More...

Tags: Palestinians

Iran

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would pose a very serious threat to American and Israeli interests and to peace and stability in the Middle East and around the world. Reports of progress in Iran’s nuclear program, including the assessment issued in November 2011 by the International Atomic Energy Agency, are deeply troubling. Read More...

Tags: Iran

Opening Up Our Community

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that open, vibrant debate about Israel within the American Jewish community is vital to the health of the Jewish community and to the long-term bond between Jewish Americans and Israel. We oppose the adoption of all but the most limited restrictions on speakers, programs and events related to Israel in Jewish communal organizations. Read More...

Tags: American Jewish Community Open Conversation

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

May 1st, 2012

J Street strongly opposes views and positions such as those captured at the Palestinian BDS National Committee’s website, www.bdsmovement.net. As laid out in that site, the BDS movement fails to explicitly to recognize Israel’s right to exist and it ignores or rejects Israel’s role as a national home for the Jewish people. Read More...

Tags: Barak BDS Boycott Olmert Tzipi Livni West Bank

J Street position on Palestinian application for full UN membership

May 1st, 2012

J Street opposed the 2011 Palestinian Statehood bid at the United Nations. Read More...

Tags: Palestinians two-state solution United Nations

Condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu

April 30th, 2012

We send our heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the passing of his father, Ben-Zion. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Netanyahu family and the people of Israel as they mourn the passing of this distinguished scholar, patriarch and patriot. May his memory be a blessing to the many whose lives he touched. Read More...

Tags: Bibi Netanyahu

Legalization of New Settlements is No ‘Holiday Gift’ to Israel

April 29th, 2012

Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s characterization in a speech on Yom Ha’atzmaut of the government’s legalization of three West Bank outposts as a “holiday gift” should deeply concern all those committed to ensuring Israel’s future as a democratic, Jewish homeland. Read More...

Tags: israel Settlements two-state solution Yom Ha’atzmaut

Setting the Record Straight

April 26th, 2012

The following is a response from J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami to false accusations leveled in the Boston Jewish Advocate regarding J Street’s commitment to support Israel if it were engaged in a war with Iran. Read More...

Tags: Iran israel pro-Israel Security