J Street to Hold Second National Conference in Washington

January 7th, 2011

The conference, this February 26th through March 1st, will bring together activists, community leaders, students, politicians, and experts from the United States, Israel, the Middle East, and Europe, marking an extraordinary show of support for bold, urgent American leadership in pursuit of a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Objects to Knesset Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations

January 6th, 2011

J Street strongly objects to the Knesset's approval of a commission of inquiry into Israeli human rights and civil society organizations. The proposed commission reeks of McCarthyism and is an affront to fundamental democratic and Jewish values. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Senate Ratification of New START Treaty

December 22nd, 2010

J Street applauds the Senate's ratification of the New START Treaty and is pleased by the bipartisan support for passage before the end of the 111th Congress. The treaty will enhance the long-term security interests of the United States and Israel, among many other benefits. Read More...

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J Street Seattle Calls on Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to Reconsider Bus Ads

December 21st, 2010

J Street Seattle calls on the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to reconsider its advertising campaign that will run later this month. The ads accuse Israel of utilizing U.S. aid to commit war crimes. This only serves to inflame tensions and promote division and confusion, rather than to point the way towards a productive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Statement on Berman Resolution

December 15th, 2010

J Street opposes a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, but we regret that we cannot support the Berman Resolution as drafted because it addresses only one issue standing in the way of peace. Read More...

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Consensus Building Around Bolder American Moves

December 14th, 2010

After too much talking about talking, Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole cannot afford yet another delay. It's time for a bold new American strategy, focused on borders and security, before it's too late. Read More...

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J Street Calls For A Borders and Security Approach From The Obama Administration

December 8th, 2010

As the Obama Administration rethinks its approach to advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace, the urgency of the moment demands a new, bolder, more assertive approach to achieve two states before time runs out. There is now a real opportunity to make a welcome course correction after nearly two years without serious progress. It is time for a bolder, more assertive "Borders and Security First" approach aimed at fulfilling President Obama's campaign promise of achieving a two-state solution. The world knows the outlines of the solution. So it is time for the United States – with broad international support – to put forward a real proposal for ending the conflict in which the parties are asked to give yes-or-no answers. The proposal should make clear that the border will be based on the 1967 lines, creating a Palestinian state on the equivalent of 100 percent of the land beyond the 1967 Green Line with one-to-one, agreed-upon land swaps.  It must also meet the full range of Israeli security needs in the face of the threats it faces. [Policy Page on Borders and Security First] [Sign the Petition to the Administration] Read More...

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J Street Rabbinic Leaders Condemn Religious Ruling Barring Home Rentals to Non-Jews

December 8th, 2010

This week's ruling by rabbis in Israel that forbids the renting or selling of homes to non-Jews is deeply disturbing and represents a cynical and offensive use of Torah and Jewish values to promote a discriminatory, fundamentalist ideology. As rabbis, we join with Prime Minister Netanyahu and many other Israeli leaders in condemning this racist decision and standing up for the democratic principles on which Israel was founded. Read More...

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