Statement by Jeremy Ben-Ami on Newt Gingrich Remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

December 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent remarks about the Palestinians. “Newt Gingrich’s comments about the Palestinian people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are ill-informed, irresponsible and frightening. Read More...

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Celebrating small victories, recognizing large challenges

December 6th, 2011

These are challenging times for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as we fight battles on multiple fronts to promote Israel’s security, democracy, and values. But even in hard times, we have to celebrate the victories – those moments when our voices are heard and dangerous trends are even temporarily reversed. To that end, a quick note highlighting four moves in the right direction: Read More...

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J Street Seriously Concerned about Lebanese Rocket Attack

November 29th, 2011

J Street is seriously concerned about the Lebanese rocket attack on northern Israel today, which constitutes a clear violation of the 2006 ceasefire agreement. We stand unequivocally behind Israel’s right to defend its borders, as it did in immediate response this morning. Read More...

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Statement on Kathleen Peratis' visit to Gaza

November 28th, 2011

J Street strongly regrets the recent meetings by its Board member Kathleen Peratis with members of Hamas and the articles that she has written about her visit to Gaza. Read More...

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Now What?

November 4th, 2011

Reports today suggest that the Palestinian application for U.N. membership will fall short of the nine votes needed in the Security Council next week. Read More...

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J Street Calls on Congress to Maintain American Contributions to UNESCO, Other UN Institutions

October 31st, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street today called on Congress to amend US law to preserve American contributions to the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Those contributions are threatened by provisions of existing law prohibiting such funding following UNESCO member states’ decision today to grant the Palestinians full membership. Read More...

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