Tell Israeli PM Netanyahu: Treat J Street & the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies

March 21st, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and J Street Board Chair Davidi Gilo are in Israel this week to participate in a Knesset committee debate into whether J Street deserves to carry the tagline “pro-Israel.” [1] In advance of the committee hearing, J Street members are calling on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to treat the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies. Read More...

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116 Members of Congress Call for Continued Aid to Israel, PA; Active Promotion of Two States

March 18th, 2011

J Street welcomed a congressional letter to President Obama signed by 116 members of Congress, in support of the Administration's efforts to maintain current levels of foreign aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It urges President Obama to use this critical moment in the Middle East as an opportunity to reaffirm the United States' leadership in pursuit of a two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Statement on Itamar Massacre

March 12th, 2011

J Street is horrified to learn of the massacre in Itamar that has left an Israeli couple and their three children dead. We unequivocally condemn this atrocious attack and hope that Israeli and Palestinian security forces will swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. Read More...

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116 Members of Congress Sign Critical Letter

March 11th, 2011

16 members of Congress signed a congressional letter to President Obama, led by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Anna Eshoo (CA-14), in support of the Administration’s efforts to maintain current levels of foreign aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Read More...

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Response to Announcement of Knesset Debate on J Street

March 11th, 2011

The fact that the Knesset should be debating the acceptability of J Street's views at all does and should concern many who care about the state of Israel's democracy. We, however, will engage proudly in this committee meeting and take this as a welcome opportunity to introduce J Street in Israel, and to call Israeli public attention to the risk posed to relations with American Jews by the growing strength of extreme and anti-democratic forces in Israeli politics and their efforts to stifle debate. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Daniel Shapiro's Nomination as Next U.S. Ambassador to Israel

March 10th, 2011

Daniel Shapiro's long-standing commitment to achieving a two-state resolution of the conflict and deep knowledge of the region is unmatched, and he will be an invaluable asset to American diplomacy in the Middle East. Read More...

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J Street & J Street U Dismayed by Counterproductive "Israel Apartheid Week"

March 10th, 2011

J Street U Director Daniel May released the following statement as "Israel Apartheid Week" takes place on college campuses around the United States and Canada. Read More...

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